Photos of Liriodendron tulipifera, Tulip Tree, Tulip Poplar.

Liriodendron tulipifera, Tulip Tree, Tulip Poplar, inner bark was used historically by American physicians as a stimulant tonic and diaphoretic. In addition to being substituted for the Peruvian Bark (Cinchona), the once standard remedy for malaria, it was also used as a digestive stimulant, for gout, and externally as a wash in chronic rheumatism. The bark was used as a domestic remedy in intestinal disorders including diarrhea, dysentery, and worms. Though little used by the medical profession, the bark was official in the United States Pharmacopoeia from 1830-1880. In Confederate hospitals a compound fluid extract for the treatment of malaria was prepared from the barks of Tulip Tree, Dogwood, and Black Willow.

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