Acer grandidentatum (Full Resolution )
Idaho State University, Ray J. Davis Herbarium
U.S.A., Idaho, Bannock County: Inman Trail.
Acer sap is used to make syrup and sugar. Acer bark and branches was used traditionally to heal snake bites, reduce swelling, and stimulate lactation. Acer sap and syrup have been found to selectively prevent the proliferation of cancer cells in vitro, inhibit endogenous nitric oxide (a chemical that causes vasodilation and decreased blood pressure), and serve as an antioxidant.