white poplar



Used for as an anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, anodyne,cholagogue, bitter tonic agent.


The bark of white poplar has been commonly reputed for possessing pain-alleviating and anti-inflammatory properties. Very often, preparations with the white poplar bark are used to cure arthritic and rheumatic pains and aches. In addition, the bark is also said to be effective in reducing fever, particularly when the condition is related to rheumatic arthritis.

As the bark of white poplar possesses tonic or stimulant properties, it works as an energizer medication while treating anorexia as well as other different conditions related to debility. The bark also possesses notable antiseptic and astringent attributes that makes it effective while treating diarrhea as well as symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (also known as IBS). It is useful in treating conditions which are somewhat below chronic diarrhea and it may also used as a substitute for quinine. White poplar bark products may also be used to promote digestion and especially augment the functioning of the liver and the stomach, mainly in cases where the patient suffers from loss of appetite.


Poplar is LIKELY SAFE when applied to the skin. However, it can cause allergic skin reactions in some people.

The safety of taking poplar by mouth is unknown.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking poplar if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergies to aspirin or similar medications, a honeybee product called propolis, or Peru balsam: Don’t use poplar if you are allergic to any of these.


None are recorded.

Other names

populus alba, Quaking Aspen, American Poplar


Source: Healthynet, http://www.healthy.net/Materia_Medica/White_Poplar_Herbal_Materia_Medica/294

Herbs2000, http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_white_poplar.htm

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