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Rhus glabra 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  Stem Breastplate
Root Carving, jewelry
Fruit Crushed Soak in water, strain
Fruit Tea
Flower Raw
Fruit
Stem Whistles
Leaf Weaving
Shoot Raw
Smoked
Stem Canes, containers, firewood, smoking food, Maple taps, pipe stems, push poles
Dye  Fruit brown, tan, red Mordant(s) -alum
Medicine  Bark Decoction Digestion
Bark Decoction Skin/sores/bleeding
Flower Infusion, compound decoction Teeth/mouth Washing for children
Fruit With bark Medicine ceremony
Fruit Boiled Colds/sore throat/earache Sore throat, gargle
Fruit Tea Female/childbirth Wash
Fruit Infusion Fever Hot
Inner bark Compounds Astringent
Leaf Respiration Smoke for asthma
Leaf Poultice Skin rash/allergy Poison Ivy
Plant Infusion Respiration Asthma
Root Infusion Bleeding Root bark, burns
Root Infusion Colds/sore throat/earache


         
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