ALDER BUCKTHORN BARK (FRANGULA ALNUS MILL)
It’s recommended to collect bark of trees in the Period of collecting tree juice. Process all kinds of tree bark in the same way as willow bark. Alder buckthorn is very useful. It commonly grows in damp places. Its characteristic feature is the black trunk with white spots and yellowish bust. If you bend the wood, it breaks down with a great noise, and faster than other trees. In the harsh winter alder buckthorn dies.
Heat alder buckthorn bark before use at least one hour at a temperature of 90 – 100 C°. It will help to destroy the anthracites that cause nausea and vomiting, or use one or two-year old bark, as these substances are destroyed during this time. Buckthorn bark is used for constipation.
ALDER BUCKTHORN BARK DECOCTION
Pour one tablespoon of bark with a glass of water, boil for 15 min, and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Drink half of the decoction before going to bed. The bellyache relieve can be expected in 8-10 hours. Not recommended during pregnancy and gynecological diseases, as prolonged use can cause blood congestion in the pelvic organs.