alder buckthorn

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alder buckthorn

A deciduous shrub, the bark of which contains anthraquinones; it has laxative activity and has been used internally by herbalists for constipation, and topically for minor cuts.
Toxicity Prolonged use may evoke a “lazy bowel” syndrome; it should not be used in patients with colitis, haemorrhoids, or gastric ulcers, or in pregnancy or during nursing.

alder buckthorn,

n Latin name:
Rhamnus frangula; parts used: fruit, bark; uses: laxative; precautions: pregnancy; lactation; children; individuals with colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, or gastrointestinal bleeding.

alder buckthorn

rhamnuscathartica, rhamnusfrangula.
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We conducted choice tests with glossy buckthorn and highbush blueberry in late July and August 2002, autumn olive and winterberry in October 2002, and multifiora rose and swamp rose in January 2002 (starlings) and December 2002 (robins).
Only when choosing between glossy buckthorn and highbush blueberry did starlings prefer the fruit of the native plant (z = -3.
No native plants with fruit morphology or phenology comparable to Asiatic bittersweet were locally available and we omitted bittersweet from our choice tests and instead included glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus).
Removal of invasive species, especially glossy buckthorn, which compete with and shade seedlings.
The Tamarack bog at BNP currently has two major invasive species, glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) and multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) both of which tolerate a wide range of habitats.