(Herbs Wiki) Smooth Alder

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments | 12 views

Smooth Alder Scientific Names and Common Names,Smooth Alder Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Smooth Alder Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Smooth Alder


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Alnus serratlata Hazelnut family

Common Names

Hazel alder
Back to Top

Parts Usually Used

Stem bark
Back to Top

Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Smooth alder (A. serrulata), the hazel alder, is a shrub or tree growing to 15 feet; with blackish bark that is lightly speckled with small, grayish to orange lenticels. Its leaves are elliptic to obovate (wedged-shaped), finely serrate and usually fine-haired underneath, broadest above the middle. Male catkins abruptly bent. Flowers (catkins) February to May. Cones are woody, erect, persistent.
Back to Top

Where Found

It can be found from Nova Scotia to Oklahoma, Florida, and Louisiana.

Forms thickets along waterways.
Back to Top

Medicinal Properties

Astringent, tonic, emetic, diuretic, purgative
Back to Top


Native Americans used the bark tea for diarrhea, pain of childbirth, coughs, toothaches, sore mouth, and as a blood purifier, a laxative. Externally, as an eye wash, a wash for hives, poison-ivy rash, piles, swellings, and sprains. Used in the 1800’s for malaria and syphilis.
Back to Top


, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

Back to Top

Tags: , , , , , ,

Category: Herbs

About the Author (Author Profile)

Holle everybody welcome to the acupunctureschoolonline.com. My name is Mo, I hope discuss about acupuncture with everybody! Hope you can find what you want in my website.If you have questions , please click here --Our A&Q system.http://ask.acupunctureschoolonline.com

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.