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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Frangula alnus?
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Here is some basic information about Frangula alnus and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Frangula alnus.


Frangula alnus basic info
Scientific Name: Frangula alnus Mill..
Family: Rhamnaceae.
Genus: Frangula.
Common names in English: frangula, glossy buckthorn.
Description: Rhamnus frangula is a tall deciduous shrub, native to Europe, northernmost Africa, and western Asia, from Ireland and Great Britain north to 68°N in Scandinavia, east to central Siberia and Xinjiang in western China, and south to northern Morocco, Turkey, and the Alborz and Caucasus Mountains; in the northwest of its range (Ireland, Scotland), it is rare and scattered. It is also introduced and naturalised in eastern North America. Also know as the alder buckthorn, glossy buckthorn, breaking buckthorn. The bark and to a lesser extent the fruit, has been used as a laxative. - for more info about Frangula alnus See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Frangula alnus
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Frangula alnus in other websites
Frangula alnus common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Frangula alnus - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Frangula alnus - See link.


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