Balm of Gilead Populus spp
- Common Names
- Balm of Gilead , Poplar Buds
- Botanical Name
- Populus spp
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Balm Of Gilead
- Medicinal Uses: * Burns
* Cuts & Wounds
- Properties: * Analgesic * Anodyne * Anti-inflammatory * Antibacterial * Antirheumatic * Astringent * Depurative
- Parts Used: Leaf buds
- Constituents: volatile oil, up to 2% (including cineole, bisabolene, bisabolol and humulene), resins, palicin and populin, phenolic acids.
How to Use: Balm of Gilead
Poplar buds infused in oil make a healing remedy for muscle soreness and headaches. Poplar is approved by Commission E for the topical treatment of minor cuts and abrasions, hemorrhoids, sunburns , frostbite, and other skin care needs.
Preparation Methods & Dosage : Infuse poplar buds in oil to make a naturally antibiotic and anti-inflammatory healing oil for arthritis pain. Poplar bud oil can be used as a base for salves and ointments for troubled skin.
Balm of Gilead Remedies
This is a large tree reaching a height of 100 feet with a maximum trunk diameter of about 6 1/2 feet with spreading branches, the young twigs slightly hairy, and with very resinous, fragrant buds. The broad, pointed leaves, 2 1/2 to 6 inches long, are somewhat heart-shaped at the base, fine toothed, dark green above, pale beneath, and hairy when young. The male and female flowers are borne in separate catkins 6 inches or less in length, which appear before the leaves. 2