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Prunus serotina 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
Bark Tea
Leaf Tea
Fruit Dry or fresh
Trunk or branch Smoking fish, Smoking hides, Arrows
Dye  Bark Red
Fruit Black, Red
Medicine  Bark Infusion Colds/sore throat/earache
Bark Infusion Female/childbirth
Bark Tea Fever
Fruit Boil Digestion
Inner bark Compound decoction Disinfectant wash
Inner bark Compound poultice Skin/sores/bleeding
Root Compound decoction Digestion Worms
Root Poultice of fresh roots Inflamation/swelling Wash for "scrofulous neck
Root Powdered Skin/sores/bleeding

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