Betulaceae Alnus viridis ssp. crispa (Ait.) Turrill

American Green Alder

Eskimo, Alaska - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Ager, Thomas A. and Lynn Price Ager, 1980, Ethnobotany of The Eskimos of Nelson Island, Alaska, Arctic Anthropology 27:26-48, page 35

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Scientific name: Alnus viridis ssp. crispa (Ait.) Turrill
USDA symbol: ALVIC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Green Alder
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Alaska
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Poultice of leaves used in the past for infected wounds or sores. The poultice was left in place over the wound until the leaves stuck to it and was then pulled off, removing the 'poison' with it.

RECRD: 32777 id: 2646