Photos of Frangula alnus, Alder buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula.

Frangula alnus, (Rhamnus frangula), Alder buckthorn is traditionally used as a strong purgative after the bark has been aged for a year. Fresh bark is strongly emetic and purgative. Found throughout the northern hemisphere, naturalized and invasive from Eurasia.

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