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  Alnus P. Mill.
 
Scientific Name  Alnus P. Mill.
Family Name  Betulaceae
Common Name  Alder
Photo link  http://www.swsbm.com/Images/New10-97/Alnus_incana.jpg
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Folk uses include as an astringent, tonifier of the small intestine (Moore 1993); related species have been used to treat pharyngitis, bacterial infection, and intestinal bleeding (NCDB:http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=589&brand_id=,accessed 3/28/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercial preparation-cold infusion (Quinoa).
Phytochemistry  Numerous compounds including alnatannol, alnicortol and derivatives (3 and 9- ketones), alnusdiol, alnuserol, alnusnin (several derivatives), alnustic acid, aloe emodin dianthrone, heptanediol (several derivatives), heptanol (several derivatives), digalloyl glycosides (i.e. pyranose and glucose derivatives), dihydroxybenzoic acid, dammarenes, several flavanones (methyl ether derivatives), several dammarane derivatives, gingerenone A, di-O-de-Me, glutinen derivatives, hannokinol derivatives, palmidin, pedunculagin, rugosin, taraxeren (Chapman and Hall/ CRC, Version 13:1; 1982-2005)
Potential Adverse  Effects  No clinical adverse effects were found.
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medication interactions were found.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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