Tamarack Tree


What Is A Tamarack Tree?

Tamarack tree also known as Larix laricina, commonly known as American larch or eastern larch belonging to family Pinaceae. They originated in Canada, grown in Alaska and the Northeast coast of United States and achieve a height of 20 meter.

Tamarack differ from other trees of the Pinaceae family in that they lose their needles as the temperature falls.

Benefits Of Tamarack tree

Tamarack is a good source of vitamin C and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Tamarack tree has powerful diuretic and laxative activities. People use this tree to treat anemia, jaundice, sore throat, rheumatism, indigestion and diarrhea.

Is Tamarack Used To Make Tea?

Yes, tamarack bark and twigs are used to make a healthful and refreshing tea. Steep the twigs or bark in hot water for 30 minutes and take a blissful cup of this nutritious and medicinal tea. This healthy tea has expectorant properties and relieves chest complaints.

Taste Of Tamarack Tree

Tamarack gum has a taste like candy, tamarack water or sap contain a bitter honey like taste.

Which Parts Of Tamarack Tree Are Used?

Tamarack bark and twig are used to make tea while spring shoots are edible and eaten while boiled. Inner bark of the tree is separated out, dried and grounded in powder to combine in other flours.

Does Tamarack Tree Cause Allergic reactions?

Tamarack tree is usually considered safe to use, however, in some cases it may cause some allergic reaction like skin irritation and lesions.

Frederik Lamote

Having a deep fascination and respect for nature, my life's mission is to bring the world more in harmony with nature.

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