Alder buckthorn fine-leaved

Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

All authors of this article

Last updated on: 02.10.2022

Dieser Artikel auf Deutsch


Frangula alnus; Rhamnus frangula

This section has been translated automatically.

The fine-leaved alder, also called Frangula alnus 'Asplenifolia' or Rhamnus frangula, is an upright shrub that grows all year round and reaches a height of up to 2 metres. Its distribution area is Europe, the Mediterranean region and the Near East. See also American black alder, Rhamnus purshianus.

Phytotherapeutic use: Dried bark of the stems and twigs of both Frangula species. see under Frangula alnus.

General information
This section has been translated automatically.

The fine-leaved alder buckthorn has a smooth bark with cork nipples and belongs to the deciduous-leaf-bearing plants. The leaves of the shrub are narrow and elongated-elliptical in shape and are light to dark green in colour. The rather inconspicuous green and white flowers bloom in May and June; the fruits of the decaying tree are black berries.

This section has been translated automatically.

Frangula alnus is the parent plant of Frangulae cortex, the medically used bark of the decaying tree, also known as yellowwood bark, monographed in Ph.Eur.2.

Outgoing links (1)

Alder buckthorn american;