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Ostrya virginiana (Mill.) K.Koch

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
Sapling Lodge frames
Trunk or branch Bows, Tools, Firewood, Push Pole Fork, Spoons
Medicine  Bark Tea Blood purifier
Bark Tea Teeth/mouth Hold in mouth for toothache
Trunk or branch Compound liquid Colds/sore throat/earache
Trunk or branch Decoction Kidney
Trunk or branch Muscle pain/rheumatism Herbal steam
Trunk or branch Compound infusion of heart wood Respiration Bleeding lung


         
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