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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.
|Utility||Trunk or branch|
|Stem||Burned||Religious ceremony, fumigate, cleansing, warding off bad luck/spirits, medicine lodge covering|
|Trunk or branch||Carving of rabbit|
|Bark||Peeled||Put on bed as insect repellant|
|Flower||Burn male flowers|
|Leaf||Smudge against insects|
|Trunk or branch||Flutes, whistles|
|Leaf||Quick boil||Hair rinse, courting, wash feet, air freshener|
|Stem||Used to set nets under the ice for fishing, tip-ups, push pole, and stop sap boil over|
|Trunk or branch||Arrows, Bedding, Dugout canoes, Drum Frames, Fence posts, Kindling, Fish Decoys, Tip-ups, Furniture, Mats, Paddle for Maple sap, Rice knockers, Sleds, Snowboards, Snowshoe frames, Toboggans, Trapping, Maple taps, Baskets, Smoking hides, Canoe ribs, etc.|
|Medicine||Fruit||Ground into powder, mixed with fern leaves||Muscle pain/rheumatism||Cones; applied to joints|
|Leaf||Infusion or decoction||Blood purifier|
|Leaf||Infusion or decoction||Head/eyes||Headache|
|Leaf||Oil or ground||Muscle pain/rheumatism||Topical|
|Leaf||Ground, mixed with grease||Skin rash/allergy|
|Plant||Compound with charcoal||Head/eyes||Pricked into forehead for headache|
|Trunk or branch||Muscle pain/rheumatism||Sweat baths|
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