The Acer rubrum is a member of the maple tree family. Various parts of the tree including the sap and bark are used for medicinal and edible purposes.
- The sugary sap creates syrup that is used as sweetener in food.
- The inner bark as a powder is used as a thickener in soups or added to flour. Sugar can also be obtained from the bark if boiled.
The bark has medicinal benefits including astringent properties that can be used to treat sore eyes, cramps, and dysentery.
- No known hazards