Alnus incana flowers



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Alnus incana flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Fagales
Family:     Betulaceae
Genus:     Alnus
Subgenus:     Alnus
Species:     A. incana
Binomial name
Alnus incana

Alnus glutinosa flowers



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Common names:- Common alder, black alder, European alder or just alder.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Fagales
Family:     Betulaceae
Genus:     Alnus
Subgenus:     Alnus
Species:     A. glutinosa
Binomial name
Alnus glutinosa

Alnus cordata flowers



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Alnus cordata

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Fagales
Family:     Betulaceae
Genus:     Alnus
Species:     A. cordata
Binomial name: Alnus cordata

Alnus flowers



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Toxicity:-

Alder bark contains the anti-inflammatory salicin, which is metabolized into salicylic acid in the body.

Some Native American cultures use red alder bark (Alnus rubra) to treat poison oak, insect bites, and skin irritations.

Blackfeet Indians have traditionally used an infusion made from the bark of red alder to treat lymphatic disorders and tuberculosis.

Recent clinical studies have verified that red alder contains betulin and lupeol, compounds shown to be effective against a variety of tumors

Alder bark and wood (like oak & sweet chestnut) contain tannin and are traditionally used to tan leather.

Alnus flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Fagales
Family:     Betulaceae
Genus:     Alnus