Latin name: Alnus viridis (Chaix) DC.
Botanical family: Betulaceae
Growth habit: Tree
Vernacular name(s): green alder (Eng.)
aulne crispé (Fr.)
atospiah, atosbiah, atospi, mathatospi, mithkwatospi, miskwatospi, mihkwatospi (Cree)
Decoction used in a steam treatment to trigger menstruation [Cree: 95].
Bark :Used in dropsy [Cree 42].
Flowers :Green female catkins boiled to make a medicinal tea for treating venereal disease in men [Dene 13].
Stem :Boiled to make an emetic for treating an upset stomach [Dene 13].
Roots :Decoction drunk to relieve menstrual cramps [Dene 13]. , or used to treat scalding from boiling water [Cree 13].