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NOTE: These indications are only for use with embryonic plant stem cell tissues. Adult plants do not have the same constituents, actions or applications in most cases.

Alnus incana is a rapidly growing, deciduous tree that can reach heights of as much as 59 feet. The Alnus incana’s new branches, leafstalks, and leaf bottoms are characteristically covered with down when young, hence the suffix “incana,” which means “white haired.” This tree’s double-toothed, coarse leaves are dark green on top and light yellow-green with fine hair underneath; they are ovate to elliptic in shape with shallowly lobed edges and are 2 to 5 inches long. The tree has smooth, shiny grey bark with conspicuous orange pores. Its tree’s reddish-brown twigs contain two or three bud scales which bloom into miniscule flowers in early spring. Its small, green cones become woody by winter, making a distinctive appearance against the backdrop of winter.

A unique trait of the Alnus incana is its ability to do well on infertile and disturbed land. Bacteria on the roots of this tree fix atmospheric nitrogen, which not only enables the tree to grow well in poor soils but also provides nitrogen to nearby plants. In addition, its suckering habits bind the soil together. For example, Alnus incana is used to bind gravel beds along streams, rendering the beds less likely to be washed away by flood water. The Alnus incana also builds up the humus content of the soil through the annual shedding of its heavy leaf canopy.

The soft, elastic wood of this tree is used for making clogs, bowls, and woodcuts and is valued by cabinetmakers. Uses of the bark include dye and tannin.

PSC Psychological Applications:

The vibrational ALDER remedy of Mother Nature’s Celtic Tree remedies has the following indications: Keyword: Integration.

For people who feel clumsy, bogged down, stuck with stagnant emotions, old resentments, hurts and bitterness.

For lives that are a monotonous, plodding, heavy-going struggle.

For times when we are full of good intentions but cannot act accordingly. Alder helps us to clear our emotional marshland and rekindle spirit.

It helps us to balance the elemental forces within us and lessens the gap between thinking and action.

It helps us when life seems to have no foundation and none of our dreams will take off.

It is used for times when our emotions overwhelm and flood us.

Abstracts of Published Research on Grey Alder – Alnus Incana:

J Ethnopharmacol. 1996 Jul 5;52(3):151-6
Carrier herbal medicine: an evaluation of the antimicrobial and anticancer activity in some frequently used remedies.Ritch-Krc EM, Turner NJ, Towers GH.2.

Planta Med. 2009 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] In Vitro Anticancer Potential of Tree Extracts from the Walloon Region Forest.Frédérich M, Marcowycz A, Cieckiewicz E, Mégalizzi V, Angenot L, Kiss R.3.

J Vet Sci. 2008 Mar;9(1):31-7.

Protective and therapeutic effects of an extract mixture of alder tree, labiate herb, milk thistle green bean-rice bran fermentation, and turnip against ethanol-induced toxicity in the ratBaek MW, Seok SH, Lee HY, Kim DJ, Lee BH, Ahn YT, Lim KS, Huh CS, Park JH.4.

J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Jan 4;115(1):140-6. Epub 2007 Sep 25.
Antifungal activity of medicinal plant extracts; preliminary screening studiesWebster D, Taschereau P, Belland RJ, Sand C, Rennie RP.5.

Arch Pharm Res. 2007 Jul;30(7):820-6.

Effects of triterpenoids and flavonoids isolated from Alnus firma on HIV-1 viral enzymes.Yu YB, Miyashiro H, Nakamura N, Hattori M, Park JC.6.

Biol Pharm Bull. 2007 Apr;30(4):810-3

Diarylheptanoids from Alnus hirsuta inhibit the NF-kB activation and NO and TNF-alpha production.Jin W, Cai XF, Na M, Lee JJ, Bae K7. [[Abstracts of Published Research on Grey Alder – Alnus Incana | Phytother Res. 2004 Dec;18(12):971-5.Hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of Alnus japonica extracts on acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in rats.Kim ST, Kim JD, Ahn SH, Ahn GS, Lee YI, Jeong YS.8. Arch Pharm Res. 2002 Dec;25(6):885-8Melanogenesis inhibitory activities of diarylheptanoids from Alnus hirsuta Turcz in B16 mouse melanoma cell.Cho SM, Kwon YM, Lee JH, Yon KH, Lee MW.9. Eksp Klin Farmakol. 1998 Sep-Oct;61(5):53-5.[The hepatoprotective action of ellagotannins]Buniatian ND, Chikitkina VV, Iakovleva LV.10. J Ethnopharmacol. 1996 Jul 5;52(3):151-6Carrier herbal medicine: an evaluation of the antimicrobial and anticancer activity in some frequently used remedies.Ritch-Krc EM, Turner NJ, Towers GH.11. J Ethnopharmacol. 1994 Dec;44(3):157-69Antifungal screening of medicinal plants of British Columbian native peoples.McCutcheon AR, Ellis SM, Hancock RE, Towers GH.12. J Ethnopharmacol. 1990 Apr;29(1):59-72Contemporary use of bark for medicine by two Salishan native elders of southeast Vancouver Island, Canada.Turner NJ, Hebda RJ.


Not Investigated.

Phytochemical Constituents:

Auxins (IAA), (+)-catechin, Beta-Sitosterol, Betulin, Betulinic-Acid, Brassinolide, Emodin, Ferulic acid, Hyperoside, Linolenic-Acid, Lupeol, Oregonin, Palmitic-Acid, Quercetin, Quinic acid, Sucrose, Salicin, Tannin, Taraxerol.

The bark (especially) is highly valued for medicinal qualities; it is said to have known antibiotic properties and checks by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have revealed significant anti-tumor activity in the stem bark. Grey Alder to treat lymphatic disorders and tuberculosis.

Betulin is an abundant naturally occurring triterpene. It is commonly isolated from the bark of birch trees and forms up to 30% of the dry weight of the extractive and lupeol, compounds shown to be effective against a variety of tumors.

Plant Stem Cell Therapy Indications:

Cardio Vascular System:

‘P’ Strongest Anti-Inflammatory – Anti-Thrombotic. Grey Alder – Alnus Incana is the first remedy to give after a myocardial infarction in order to prevent further damage to heart. Alnus Incana is very effective in the treatment of severe, acute inflammatory and thrombotic conditions, especially when used 4 to 10 times the normal dosage. Alnus Incana action on inflammatory conditions is stronger than that of Alnus Glutinosa for acute care. Minimizes the damage to heart to heart tissue. But its actions are short lived 2-3 weeks at most. S/P infarct followed up by European Alder – Alnus Glutinosa.

Immunological System:

‘P’ Regulates Auto-immune conditions.

Hematology Oncology:

‘P’ Apoptotic, Anticancer; Breast, Cervix, Liver, Lung, Pancreas, Skin, Prostate, Antileukemic, Antimelanomic, Antineoplastic, Antitumor.

Musculoskeletal System:

‘A’ Reduces alkaline phosphatase. Antiarthritic.

Ob Gyn:

‘A’ Uterine Fibroids due to its anti-tumor activity, Endometriosis. Vaginal Atrophy or dryness.

GI – Digestive System:

‘A’ Chronic gastritis with poor HCl, extended transit time. Antiulcer. Alkalinizing neutralize excess acidity. Wasting syndrome.

Renal – Uro Genital System:

‘A’ Urinary Lithiasis oxalic stones.


‘A’ Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, halts the neurological degeneration.

Infectious Diseases:

‘A’ Antibacterial. Anticytomegalovirus.


‘A’ Eczema, Pustular Psoriasis, Pustular Cystic Acne, Boils, Poison ivy/oak (topically).