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(Acer saccharum)

HARVEST: Inner bark. The outer bark is removed and the inner bark is dried in a slow oven as with dandelion root.

Has been used as a spring tonic and for strengthening the liver in decoction form.
DECOCTION = Combine a handful of the dried bark with 2 quarts of water, covering pot and bringing to a boil, then simmering for 1/2 hour; take 2 to 3 cups a day on an empty stomach.

(Acer rubrum)

Same as Rock Maple (above)

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