August 29, 2016

Black Alder

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What other names is Black Alder known by?

Aliso Negro, Alnus barbata, Alnus glutinosa, Aulne Glutineux, Aulne Rouge, Aune, Aunette, Betula Alnus, Betula glutinosa, Common Alder, English Alder, European Alder, European Black Alder, Owler.

What is Black Alder?

Black alder is a plant. The bark is used to make medicine.

People take black alder for intestinal bleeding and sore throat.

Black alder is sometimes used as a gargle for sore throat, especially strep throat.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bleeding in the intestines.
  • Sore throat, when taken by mouth or used as a gargle.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of black alder for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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