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This result should not be considered complete or definitive and is for reference only. Care must be taken when using any wild plant for food, fiber, medicine or any other non-traditional uses. The information was complied using multiple sources and these references should be consulted for more complete descriptions of usage(s) and potential health risk. We are not responsible for any ill effects from the information included on this page.

Uses Part Preparation Effect Notes
Utility  Plant Charm on muskrat traps
Shoot Weaving baskets
Trunk or branch Carvings loom shuttles, basket rim & handles
Medicine  Bark Tea Female/childbirth
Bark Chewed, tea, ooze Multiple Headache, bath for poisons, poultice for ulcer
Flower Tea Digestion Colic, sweat off flu
Inner bark Colds/sore throat/earache
Root Infusion of scraped bark Head/eyes Eye wash
Root Bark of root Multiple Poultice, tonic, antiseptic, astringent, fevers

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