10 Trees With Highest Medicinal Benefits


Trees are the wings of the earth through which it meets the sky. As I always say, and will be saying, there is no greater gift than greenery. Trees have been like mother to humans since they first evolved. Mother Nature provided all the first shelter, food and clothes. Not only this, trees have cured us with their medicinal properties. When there were no drugs store to run to, humans made use of trees and plants to cure diseases and improved with time.

Today I will be talking about trees, not plants. It is important to know the value of trees, as with deforestation we are quickly running out of numbers to rely on. With so many awesome properties, they even cure the diseases without any side effect and extra cost. The medicinal properties are contained in different part for each tree. Most commonly used parts for medicinal purpose are leaves, bark or fruit/flowers.

Specialty of Trees

In ancient times, small herbs were not commonly used for treating diseases. Moreover, earlier the living areas used to be near forests. Hence with abundance of trees, people found cures that could be done with trees alone. Also, many parts of trees are not edible, for instance bark. Such components had to be extracted for medicinal purpose. This was starting of Ayurvedic and Unani treatments.

There are many techniques evolved for using trees as medicinal treatments. For example, the depth of the bark so tree does not die, how to use leaves. In contrast, these problems do not occur with the plants or smaller shrubs are they are used as whole.

Top 10 Medicinal Trees


Here I have discussed medicinal properties of 10 trees briefly. To read about more such trees , read here.



Red alder is a deciduous tree that is native to Pacific Northwest of North   America. Moreover, its name came from the scraped or bruised tree barks develop a bright rusty reddish hue. In addition, Red Alder wood is soft and even-grained, used particularly for firewood. In addition, one of the qualities of the alder is its survival; it survives in with minimal water and sunlight.

  • Used for killing germs in hands.
  • In addition, fresh alder sap is to get relief from itching.
  • Alder is an astringent, hence in result it heals wound.
  • Additionally, Alder leaves or bark cure tonsillitis and fever.
  • Along with this, it also dries up breast milk.


An apple a day keeps the doctor away

. We all have undoubtedly learned this quote by heart from the childhood. This is moreover because apple holds all the great medicinal properties with its yummy taste. The trees originally came from Central Asia.

  • Firstly, the bark of apple tree cures fever.
  • Moreover, stewed unpeeled apples are a laxative.
  • In addition, apple peel can be used to relief diarrhea.
  • Apple cider vinegar is widely used for its medicinal properties.


Beechis a genus trees in the family Fagaceae, native to temperate Europe, Asia, and North America.

  • The bark tea cures lung problems, including tuberculosis.
  • It also makes a good wash for poison ivy.
  • Moreover, Beech leaves to cure burns and for frostbite.
  • Beech tree is also cleansing to the blood.


Cedar is a magnificent tree, with flat- top and grows up to 130 feet. Moreover, they have dark green, needle-like leaves with oval cones. This tree is likewise native to Lebanon and eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor.

  • In Ayurveda, cedar leaves treats tuberculosis.
  •  Moreover, the heartwood can help in curing chest infections, insomnia, and diabetes.
  • In addition, cedar’s essential oil is widely used. The essential oil treats colds, bronchial congestion, and cystitis.
  • Besides that, tea of Cedar leaves cure coughs and colds.
  • The cones help relieving colic in babies.



Slippery elm belongs to the family of elm trees. Furthermore, it is native to east North America. Usually, for medicinal uses, only inner bark is used. In addition, it is main ingredient used in essiac tea.

  • Slippery elm particularly treats urinary problems, sore throats, and diarrhea.
  • It not only combats heartburns but also treats inflammatory bowel movement.
  • Moreover , the tree provides relief in asthma and aids weight loss.
  • Above all, regular consumption of tea  helps bone repair.



Hawthorn is a thorny, flowering tree native to temperate regions of Europe. This tree belongs from the family of roses and has sweet red berries. Additionally, all parts of tree are used. For yielding fast results, it raw garlic should be consumed with it.

  • Particular use case of Hawthorn is for making cardiac tonic. This tonic is beneficial for all heart conditions.
  • With regular use, it regulates high blood pressure.
  • Furthermore, it has powerful antioxidant properties, which help in regulating metabolic rate.
  • Also helps in treatment of insomnia.


The hazelnut originates from Asia back from 19th century. Interestingly, dowers used Hazel twigs to find water.

It has many use cases, namely

  • Firstly, it has ability to control inflammation and comforting sensitive skin.
  • It reduces skin irritation, for example: bumpiness, redness, rashes, etc.
  • In addition, for tumors and ulcers bark is used.
  • Also provides relief in pain from haemoriods.
  • Being an astringent treats sore throats.


Oaks have had an ancient bond with humans. From as long as civilizations have existed, they have been likewise used for ceremony, food, medicine and building. Not only this, but in many traditions, Oaks have sacred value. The different varieties of oak are native to the Northern Hemisphere region.

  • Oak bark and leaves have antiseptic properties.
  •  Additionally, they dry the wounds very quickly.
  • In addition, Gargling with oak leaves can cure sore throats.
  • It is one of the best astringent to use.


Poplar, have around 35 species of trees belonging from willow family. In addition, this tree is native to regions of Europe and North America. Moreover, their most distinguished property is their trunk. They particularly have one central trunk that grows straight, with a crown of small branches that are in downward arching patterns. The bark, leaf, and dried, unopened leaf buds fulfill medicinal purpose.

  • It cures skin problems, sprain, and sore muscles.
  • When combined with roots, it prevents premature bleeding in pregnancy.
  • Also, bark of young polar cures liver and kidney ailments.
  • Furthermore, oil infused with buds provides relief to joint pain.


Pines are found through much of North America, China, South-East Asia, Russia and Europe and have one of the largest distributions of any conifer family.

  • It acts as an antiseptic for wounds.
  • Pine baths provides aid in kidney ailments.
  • It furthermore improves circulation, and relaxes sore muscles.
  • The aroma of pine is soothing to the nerves and lungs.

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