Latin name: Ostrya virginiana (Mill.) K. Koch
Botanical family: Betulaceae
Growth habit: Tree
Vernacular name(s): hophornbeam (Eng.)
ostryer de virginie, bois de fer (Fr.)
ma'nanons' (Ojibwa)
Wood :Decoction used for rheumatic pain or tuberculosis [Ojibwa 91]. Decoction boiled with Thuja occidentalis and used as a cough syrup [Ojibwa 47, 91]. Wood from the heart of branches boiled and decoction taken in kidney troubles. Mixed with Lycopodium obscurum and twigs of Picea glauca in a decoction used for steaming stiff joints in rheumatism [Ojibwa 47].