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Uses- Medicinal Plants

Having a solid background on which plants you can use in medicinal emergencies is a life saver in the woods. Here we provide a wide range of plant species for various possible medical uses:

Antiseptic / Astringent / Bleeding / Bruises / Bunions / Burns / Diarrhea / Diuretic / Dysentery / Emetic / Fever / Itching / Infection / Inflamed Eyes / Pain / Snake bites / Sores / Sprains / Swelling / Toothache / Warts

 

             
 
antiseptic/antibacterial
       
 

 

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) chewed rhizomes

 

   
 
astringent
       
 

 

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) bark

Witch Hazel (Hammamelis virginiana)

     
 
bleeding
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Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) root bark

 
bruises
       

 

Great Burdock (Articum lappa) leaves

 
bunions
       

 

Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora) juice

 

 
burns
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Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) root wash

Common Cattail (Typha latifolia) fuzzy parts

Great Burdock (Articum lappa) leaves

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

 
diarrhea
       

 

Common Cattail (Typha latifolia) ingest flowers

 
diuretic
       

 

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

 
dysentery
       

 

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) rhizomes

 
emetic
       

 

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) leaves

 

 
fever
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Willow (Salix spp. ) leaves

 
itching
       

 

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis ) juices

 
infection
       

 

Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) roots

 

 
inflamed eyes
       

 

Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) berry juice

Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora) juice

 
pain
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Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) roots

 
snake bites
       

 

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) root wash

 
sores
       

 

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) root wash

Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) roots

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ) leaves

 
 
sprains
       

 

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) root wash

 
swelling
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Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) root wash

Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) roots

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) root wash

Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum) bark wash

 

 
tooth ache
       

 

Willow (Salix spp. ) leaves

   
 
warts
       
 

 

Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) berry juice

Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora) juice

 

   
               
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