Larix laricina Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
American larch eastern larch hackmatack red larch tamarack

Larix laricina, commonly known as the tamarack, hackmatack eastern larch, black larch, red larch, or American larch, is a species of larch native to Canada, from eastern Yukon and Inuvik, Northwest Territories east to Newfoundland, and also south into the northeastern United States from Minnesota to Cranesville Swamp, Maryland; there is also a disjunct population in central Alaska. The word tamarack is the Algonquian name for the species and means "wood used for snowshoes".

Larix laricina

Medical use

Economic importance of Larix laricina

Materials fiber wod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio , Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois , Minnesota, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland

Biological activities

AntiHIV
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Anticarcinomic
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Antifeedant
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Antiflu
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Antiinflammatory
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Antitumor
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Antiviral
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Aphidifuge
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Cytotoxic
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Hypolipemic
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Root ;found in Twig

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulin Root
Twig
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]