The inner bark is pealed back to reveal an inner bark that produces
a syrup that was drank as an energy source. |
Medicine: The bark could be boiled into a cough syrup by the Cree. Mohawk brewed a bark tea to expel worms. Delaware boiled the roots for debilities. Fox people boiled the buds with fat for a salve for a sore nose from a cold. The root was eaten by Chippewa women to prevent premature childbirth and also for a heart medicine.
Note: Also known as quaking aspen because of the leaf action in only the slightest breeze.
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