Health Benefits of White Alder (Alnus Incana)

It is a tree native to Europe, part of the family Betulaceae, reaching up to 18-20 meters in height. It expands on a vast area, in Europe exceeding the northern border of the black alder, and going beyond the polar circle.

It can also be found growing in Eastern Asia and North America. It covers colder regions – altitudinal and latitudinal – than the black alder.

The species is adapted to the cold and harsh climates with short growing season, withstanding freeze and frost.

White Alder (Alnus Incana) use

It is used in phytotherapeutic purpose, for its bark, buds and leaves.

Storage conditions

Drying and storage should be done in shady and airy attics, in paper or cloth bags.

Chemical composition

See black alder.


It is bitter tonic, antiseptic, disinfectant, sudorific, astringent, antidiarrheal, healing, haemostatic.


See black alder.


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