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Quaking Aspen White Poplar (Populus tremuloides)

 

Family: Salicaceae

---Synonyms---White Poplar, Quaking Aspen

--Parts Used---The bark

Active Compounds:

Phenolic glycosides; salicin and populin

Tannins

---Medicinal Actions and Uses---

Anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, anodyne, cholagogue, bitter tonic.

White Poplar is useful in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism where there is much pain and swelling. Its use is similar to that of Willow, and is most effective when used in a broad therapeutic approach and not by itself. It is very helpful during the flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis. As a cholagogue it can be used to stimulate digestion and especially stomach and liver function, particularly where there is loss of appetite. Useful for the treatment of feverish colds and infections such as cystitis. Also used in the treatment of diarrhea.

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