Liriodendron tulipifera L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Root: Bark is bitter, aromatic, febrifuge.

Leaf: Bruised leaves used to treat cephalalgia.


The flowers of this tree resemble those of spring-flowering tulip bulbs. The inner bark of the roots and trunk were made into teas and used as tonics to increase appetite, calm the nervous system, and promote less painful function of the uterus. The Cherokees used tulip tree for many medical conditions, including getting rid of intestinal worms and applying it to fractured limbs. The tulip tree is the State Tree of Indiana. It grows more quickly than oaks   nd often reaches 150 feet in height. The trunk of the tulip tree grows very straight, and the wood was used for dugout canoes and is still the wood of choice for making organ pipes. The tulip tree is not a member of the poplar family and should not be called a tulip poplar

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Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Liriodendron tulipifera L.
Término aceptado: 02-Jul-2018