Simple Herbal Extracts | Red Alder Bark


Red Alder Bark

Botanical Name

Alnus rubra

Part Used



Pregnancy; lactation; diarrhea *

Traditional Information*

Red Alder is used as an alterative, mild laxative, cholagogue and antibacterial. Red Alder bark is considered specific for skin conditions where the eruptions (pimples) are red, raised and never come to a head. It can be used orally and topically for boils, carbuncles, staph infections, acne rosacea, and large painful pimples on the back, buttocks, face or neck. It is also of benefit for constipation with clay colored stools, and impaired fat metabolism.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.