This evergreen tree has many other names, including Common American Holly and Winterberry. The tree is native to North America, usually in the milder parts of eastern North America, but can also be found in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Honduras. It is a beautiful berry-producing evergreen tree that humans have used for centuries as a food source and landscaping.
Uses of American Holly
The American Holly is a berry-producing evergreen tree that humans have used for centuries as a food source. The Inuit people used the berries, called "awe uk," in ceremonies and to make jams. Other Native Americans called it "snakeroot" because its roots resembled the snakes' skin. It is also thought that the Iroquois Indians used berries to treat web-footed birds infected with mumps.
The fruits are eaten fresh or dried and are known as holly berries or hollies, a traditional Christmas food in many European countries.
The American Holly has been used for centuries as a winter medicine
It is thought that the leaves and twigs of the tree have a medicinal effect due to their high Vitamin C, which makes it ideal for treating colds, sore throats, and flu symptoms. The berries are also thought to help strengthen the liver and are lovely as an appetite stimulant and diuretic.
According to experts at Wikipedia, the American Holly is one of the most commonly grown holiday trees in the United States, making up 25% of all Christmas trees sold in America. The tree is widely used as a street tree and has become an essential part of American Christmas.
The American Holly is a beautiful tree used for centuries by humans for everything from food to medicine and as Christmas decorations. The tree and its berries have many medicinal properties because of their high Vitamin C and have been used to help with colds, sore throats, and flu symptoms.