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Prunus virginiana L. var. virginiana

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
Fruit Dried/crushed into tea
Stem Tea
Fruit Fresh, dried, canned, bannock, sauce, syrup Very tart
Trunk or branch Smoking fish, Smoking hides, Arrows
Dye  Bark Red
Fruit Black, Red
Medicine  Bark Decoction Wash to strength hair
Bark Tea Fever
Fruit Boil Digestion
Inner bark Compound decoction Blood purifier
Inner bark Decoction Colds/sore throat/earache
Inner bark Decoction Digestion Stomach cramps
Inner bark Compound infusion Respiration Lung bleeding
Root Skin/sores/bleeding

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