Alnus rubra Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Oregon alder red alder

Alnus rubra, the red alder, is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to western North America.

Alnus rubra

Medical use

Economic importance of Alnus rubra

Fuels potential as fuelwod
Materials fiber wod
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Yukon Territory ; United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho , Oregon , Washington
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

Biological activities

AntiHIV
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Anticarcinomic
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Antifeedant
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Antiflu
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Antiinflammatory
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Antitumor
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Antiviral
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Aphidifuge
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Cytotoxic
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Hypolipemic
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Stem Bark

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Chemicals detected

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