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ALDER

(Alnus Glutinosa)


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  • Alder Description
  • Alder Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Alder Dosage Information
  • Alder Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Alder Supplements & Products




  • european black alder tree


    ALDER DESCRIPTION

    THE BLACK ALDER TREE

    Alder (Alnus glutinosa) is also known as Black Alder, Common Alder, English Alder, Fever Bush, Owler and Winter Berry. The Alder tree resists wet rot and is virtually indestructible. The piles on which the famed Rialto section of Venice and the city of Amsterdam stand are made from Alder.

    For centuries, herbalists used the bark and leaves in brews for use as an astringent in reducing fevers and inflammations, and as a quinine substitute. The red, or Oregon Alderlooks like its European cousin and has similar properties. Alder have nitrogen-fixing bacteria that take over their roots which enrich the soil. It also has astringent, bitter tonic, emetic, hemostatic, mucilaginous, cathartic, and alterative properties. The leaves and branches have pesticidal qualities.





    european black alder tree leaves and fruit


    ALDER USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    MEDICINAL USES

    Alder is most often used as a mouthwash and gargle for tooth, gum, and throat problems, though it is also used to stop internal and external bleeding. The powdered bark and leaves work well as a tonic.

    Externally, an Alder bark bath can reduce swellings and inflammations. Boiling the inner bark with vinegar and rubbing on the body kills lice and mites. It is also used to help treat scabies, psoriasis, shingles, impetigo, pruritis, and scrofula. Swiss farmers use the leaves in a poultice for treating rheumatism and in Spain, the leaves are placed on the soles of the feet to relieve aching. It has also been said that applying Alder leaves to the breasts will relieve engorgement in nursing mothers.





    ALDER DOSAGE INFORMATION

    SUPPLEMENTS

    Alder comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions.





    ALDER SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS

    SAFETY CONCERNS

    Due to Alder’s emetic property it does cause vomiting, and therefore, caution should be used when taking it internally. Due to Alder’s strong actions, if you are on other medications, it is best to consult with your healh care practitioner before using this herb for the treatment of your condition.





    ALDER HERBAL PRODUCTS

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  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    ALDER HERBAL PRODUCTS

    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: European Alder (Alnus Glutinosa), Boiron USA, 2 fl. oz.
    Amazon: European Alder (Alnus Glutinosa), Boiron Gemmotherapy, 2 fl. oz.
    Amazon: Black Alder Bud, Seroyal, 0.5 fl. oz (15 ml)
    Amazon: Black Alder Bud, Genestra Brand, 15 ml




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