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Tilia americana L. var. americana

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
Vegetable  Trunk or branch Carving, Doll making
Flower Dried, tea Used like coffee
Fruit Substitute for chocolate
Fruit
Bark Boiled & twisted/split From young tree or branches
Inner bark Soaked in water to make more pliable Bindings, fishing nets, lacing, mats, snares, baskets
Sap or juice Sap next to bark scraped and stored
Root Smoked
Inner bark Bait for trapping beaver,
Trunk or branch Wood items, buttons, fishing decoys, sleds, tree taps
Bud Raw or cooked
Fruit Cooked When young and green
Medicine  Bark Boil, add cornmeal ooze as poultice Skin/sores/bleeding Boils
Flower Dried Digestion
Inner bark Digestion
Leaf Skin/sores/bleeding Burns and scalds
Trunk or branch Respiration


         
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