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Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.

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  Fruit Dried and crushed
Nut
Fruit
Trunk or branch Wood items and buttons
Medicine  Bark Respiration
Bark Steep Skin rash/allergy Poison ivy
Leaf Decoction of fresh & dried leaves into wash or poultice Skin/sores/bleeding Burns, scalds, frostbite
Nut Fresh or dried, chewed Digestion Worms


         
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