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Indigenous Plants & Native Uses in the Northeast

(Populus tremuloides)
TREMBLING ASPENFood: 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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