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Fraxinus americana L.

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  Bark Pounded, made into splints Weaving
Bark Canoes
Sapling Ricing poles
Stem Split sealed with sturgeon glue Pipestem
Trunk or branch Lacrosse Sticks, Bows, Skis, Sleds, Snowshoe frame, Basket frame, Spear poles, Canoes, Cradleboard, Yoke for carrying sap
Medicine  Bark Tea Skin rash/allergy Wash for itch
Bark Chew Skin/sores/bleeding Apply
Leaf Multiple Rattlesnake bite
Seed Aphrodisiac


         
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