Healing Nutrients~Tree Barks
Name: Apple tree--Pyrus malus
Parts used: Fruit, bark
The fruit acts as a diuretic, and is laxative in nature. A tea made
from the bark is an old fashioned remedy for gravel in the bladder.
Good for the liver, spleen, kidneys. Eases a toothache, helps
digestion and is used in diabetes. Allays nausea and vomiting. Use for
suppressed menses. A strengthening tonic it helps counter hyperacidity.
Apple pectin excellent product, helps the body to get rid chemical
Name: Beech--Fagus ferruginea
Common names: American Beech, Beechnut Tree
Parts used: Bark and leaves
A tea from either leaves or the bark is beneficial in stomach troubles,
ulcers, liver, kidneys, bladder and diabetes. Antiseptic in nature both
internally and externally, used to bathe open sores or wounds in both
man or animals. A strengthening tonic.
Name: Birch--Betula lenta
Common names: Black Birch, Cherry Birch, Mountain Birch
Parts used: Inner bark and twigs
A tea from the bark or twigs is beneficial when used for the intestines
and also expels worms. Is used for stones in the kidneys and bladder,
rheumatism and gout. Acts as a stimulant. The tea is good to bathe
or treat any open wounds or sores. Purifies the blood and is a
cleansing and stimulating tonic.
Name: Black Willow--Salix nigra
Common names: Black Willow, PussyWillow
Parts used: Bark and buds
Great aid in reducing fevers and relieves pain. Helps in joint pains,
reduces inflamation and swelling in joints. Good influence on sexual
organs, helps with incontinence.
Name: Butternut--Juglans cinerea
Common names: White Walnut, Lemon Walnut.
Parts used: Bark, leaves and roots
Wonderful natural laxative, works even with chronic constipation, also
expels worms. Soothing to the entire digestive track. Is used in colds,
flu, and fevers. Cleansing and strengthening tonic, especially good
tonic for the liver.
Name: Chestnut--Castanea dentata
Common name: Sweet Chestnut or American Chestnut
Parts used: Inner bark and leaves.
Effect: A strengthening tonic, tea relieves coughing and is beneficial to the lungs.
Name: Cypress--Cupressus sempervirens
Parts used: Cones and nuts
Stops bleeding of all kinds. A tea made from the cones is useful in
stopping diarrhea. Used in bleeding piles or hemorrhoids. Used as a
douche; helpful in excessive menses. Good as a mouthwash for bleeding
or tender gums.
Parts used: Fuit and leaves
A tea from the leaves takes spots off the face or body. Also used on
open wounds, stimulates the circulatory system. Good mouth wash or
gargle for sore throat, halitosis or hoarseness. Used for lung stress
such as bronchitis and asthma.
Name: Laurel--Laurus nobilis
Common names: Bay Tree, Sweet Bay, Noble Laurel
Parts used: Bark, leaves and berries
A tea from the bark is good for stones in the kidneys or bladder.
Nurturing tonic for the pancreas, spleen and liver. A strong tea made
from the berries is beneficial taken internally and externally for all
kinds of bug bites or stings such as wasp. Used both as a tea and a
gargle is good for sore throat, tonsillitis and various lung stress.
Useful as nose drops, helps combat colds, flu and fevers. The tea made
from berries is also beneficial in suppressed menses or womb problems.
Helps clear the brain, eyes, lungs and is an exceptional cleansing
tonic for the entire body. Kills worms, increases urinary flow,
lessens gas in the stomach and intestines. Good for any kind of cramps,
relaxes the nerves. Used to bathe swollen or inflamed joints,
Name: Linden--Tilia americana
Common names: Basswood, American Linden
Parts used: Inner bark, leaves and flowers
Stimulating in nature, a hot tea made from any of the above causes
perspiration and cleanses the body of mucus, especially the kidneys,
bladder and stomach. Useful in colds, coughs, hoarseness and sore
throat. Good for female complaints, headaches.
Name: Magnolia--Magnolia glauca
Common names: Swamp Laurel, Sweet Bay, Sweet Magnolia
Parts used: Bark
Effect: Stimulating in nature, a strengthening tonic. A tea helps to cure tobacco habits. Is used in many skin rashes.
Name: Maple--Acer rubrum
Common names: Swamp Maple
Parts used: Inner bark and leaves
Effect: Acts as a sedative, is a strengthening tonic and soothing to the nerves. Useful to the spleen and liver.
Name: Oak--Quercus alba
Common names: White Oak, Tanners Bark
Parts used: Inner bark, leaves and acorn caps
A cleansing, strengthening tonic, is antiseptic in nature. A strong
tea is used as a douche for vaginal discharge or womb dis-comfort.
Increases urinary flow and helps to expel kidney stones and helpful to
bladder. Expels pinworms, useful in piles or hemorrhoids, any rectum
problems. Used both internally and externally, helps varicose veins,
goiter or hardened neck. Reduces swellings. Helps normalize functions
of kidneys, liver, spleen.
Name: Peach--Amygdalus persica
Parts used: Bark, leaves, twigs and kernels
A natural laxative and sedative useful in dyspepsia, gastritis and
irritation of the digestive system. Helps to ease nausea or morning
sickness in pregnancy. A wonderful nervine, relaxing to the entire
body. Good in coughs and bronchitis. Excellent in burning urine or any
inflamation or tenderness of the pelvic area. Used on all open wounds.
Name: Pine--Pinus strobus
Common names: White Pine, Soft Pine
Parts used: Inner bark, sprigs
Acts as an expectorant, used in chest ailments as coughs, colds, flu
and bronchitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis and sore throats. Stops
coughing and helps expel phlegm and mucus from both the throat and
lungs. Good used in those purposes in combination with Wild Cherry
bark. Used with uva-ursi, marshmallow or Popular bark is excellent for
use in diabetes.
Name: Popular--Populus tremuloides
Common names: White Popular Aspen or Trembling Popular
Parts used: Bark, buds and leaves
Nurturing and strengthening tonic, especially when used at times of
dis-ease or stress. Also of great benefit to our elders of society.
Useful in diabetes, jaundice, hay fever neuralgia and liver troubles.
A strong tea used externally on eczema and weaker tea taken internally.
Also good used on any open wounds.
Name: Prickly Ash--Zanthoxylum americanum
Common names: Northern Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree
Parts used: Berries and bark
Will ease a toothache hence it's common name the toothache tree. It
will help heal sores in the mouth. The berries have a stronger effect
than the bark and make a wonderful stimulating and strengthening tonic
for the entire body. Useful in chronic rheumatism and many skin
conditions. Good for chronic female problems. Acts on mucus membranes,
helps to relieve asthma and colds. Increases saliva flow and helps to
remove blockages in all parts of the body. Splendid blood purifier.
Name: Slippery Elm--Ulmus fulva
Common names: American Elm, Indian or Red Elm, Sweet Elm
Parts used: Inner bark
A tea is most beneficial to an ulcerated or cancerous stomach and is
extremely nourishing as well. Helps to congeal mucus any where in the
body and then to pass it from the body via normal channels. Heals and
strengthens. When steeping the tea, let it steep for an hour or two as
it is slow to release it's properties.**** Take care not to
boil it in the process, but to only steep at very low heat.****
Name: Spruce--Picea excelsa
Common names: Norway Pine, Spruce, Fir Tree
Parts used: Leaves, young sprouts
Helps to pass stones in the kidneys or bladder. Is a natural
expectorant and will help in cases of lung or chest congestion, will
cut phlegm in throat and lungs. Very healing in nature as well. A
Name: Walnut--Juglans regia
Common names: English Walnut
Parts used: Leaves, bark and nuts
Excellent to slow profuse menses, used both as a tea and as a
douche. Helps prevent hair loss by massaging the tea into the scalp,
also strengthens hair.
Name: White Ash---Fraxinus americana
Parts used: Inner bark
A cleansing tonic, great help in reducing weight! Take a cup of tea
upon retiring to help the body process food properly, cleanses the
entire system. Good to increase urinary flow and helps constipation.
Name: White Willow---Salixalba
Parts used: Leaves and bark
Similar to aspirin, alleviates pain and helps to reduce fevers and
chills. Lessens aches and pains in the body. Increases urinary flow.
Good to dress any open or bleeding wounds.
Name: Wild Black Cherry--Prunus serotina
Common names: Choke Cherry or Wild Cherry
Parts used: Inner bark
Frequently combined with Pine to help loosen phlegm or mucus in the
throat or chest. Very good for fevers, colds, flu, tuberculosis or
asthmatic conditions. Commonly used in cold or cough medicines. Used
for high blood pressure and arthritis Helpful to the stomach in
dyspepsia or stomach distress.****Make sure not to boil the tea but to
only steep at very low heat.****