Aliso Negro, Alnus barbata, Alnus glutinosa, Aulne Glutineux, Aulne Rouge, Aune, Aunette, Betula Alnus, Betula glutinosa, Common Alder, English Alder, European Alder, European Black Alder, Owler.<br/><br/>


Overview Information

Black alder is a tree. The bark and leaves are used to make medicine.

People take black alder for bleeding, sore throat, fever, swelling, constipation, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer.

Black alder is sometimes used as a gargle for sore throat, especially strep throat.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how black alder works.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of black alder for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if black alder is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough information to know if it safe to use black alder when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for BLACK ALDER Interactions.



The appropriate dose of black alder depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for black alder. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • Dinic J, Novakovic M, Podolski-Renic A, et al. Antioxidative activity of diarylheptanoids from the bark of black alder (Alnus glutinosa) and their interaction with anticancer drugs. Planta Med 2014;80(13):1088-96. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1382993. Epub 2014 Aug 19. View abstract.
  • León-Gonzalez AJ, Acero N, Muñoz-Mingarro D, et al. Cytotoxic activity of hirsutanone, a diarylheptanoid isolated from Alnus glutinosa leaves. Phytomedicine 2014;21(6):866-70. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2014.01.008. Epub 2014 Feb 25. View abstract.

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