Medicinal Trees: Alnus, Alder


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,516 admin

    I'm afraid I haven't been keeping up on your medicinal posts lately, Judson.

    This is a good one. Reminds us to look at those trees that are so often overlooked when looking for herbal remedies.

    I can't find the reference right now but First Nations in my area have used Alder as a specific for washing knife wounds.

    By the way, I have finally got around to sending you an envelope for your latest book on Growing a Survival Herb Garden.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,361 admin

    Thanks so much, Torey! I was glad to be able to include the Lumbee Tribe in this one because to the extent that I may have any native blood, it is through them. There are over 50,000 Lumbees in NC - remnants of around 5 tribes, Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony, escaped slaves, indentured Irish and Scots-Irish outlaws who hid out in the swamps.

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭

    Alnus rubra is very common in my area. Another great article.