June 24, 2016

Poplar

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What other names is Poplar known by?

Balm of Gilead, Balsam Poplar Buds, Bálsamo de Gilead, Baume de Gilead, Bourgeon de Peuplier, Pappelknospen, Peuplier, Peuplier Balsamifère, Peuplier Baumier, Peuplier du Canada, Peuplier Euraméricain, Populi Gemma, Populus balsamifera, Populus balsamifera subsp. balsamifera, Populus canadensis, Populus candicans, Populus euramericana, Populus marilandica, Populus serotina, Populus tacamahacca.

What is Poplar?

Poplar is a plant. The dried, unopened leaf buds are used to make medicine.

Poplar is used as an ingredient in herbal cough medicines. It is also used to loosen chest congestion and as a stimulant.

Some people apply poplar directly to the skin for sores, bruises, cuts, pimples, external hemorrhoids, frostbite, and sunburn.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Cough.
  • Chest congestion.
  • Minor skin injuries, when applied directly.
  • Hemorrhoids, when applied directly.
  • Frostbite, when applied directly.
  • Sunburn, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of poplar for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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