- Larch trees are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. They are native to much of the cooler temperate northern hemisphere, on lowlands in the north and high on mountains further south. Larches are among the dominant plants in the immense boreal forests of Russia, Canada, and Scandinavia.
- Arabinogalactan, present in some larch species, has been reported to stimulate the immune system, to exhibit anti-inflammatory actions, and may enhance vascular permeability. Larchwood possesses astringent and diuretic actions. Its antiseptic actions may be useful in treating cystitis, respiratory problems, and wounds.
- Scientific Name(s): Larch ( Larix ) species include : L. dahurica L., L. decidua Mill ( L. europaea ), L. eurolepis Gord., L. gmelinii , L. kaempferi , L. laricina Koch., L. leptolepis (Sieb. et Zucc.) Gord., L. occidentalis Nutt., and L. sibirica ledeb. Family: Pinaceae.
- Common Name(s): Larch , Larix , Mongolian Larchwood ( L. dahurica )
Also See: Arabinogalactan