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Populus balsamifera

Populus balsamifera

Populus balsamifera L. Engl.: balsam poplar, eastern balsam poplar, balm of Gilead, balm of Gilead buds, black cottonwood, hackmatack, tacamahac, tacomahaca, western balsam poplar. Deu.: Balsampappel, Östliche Balsampappel. Suom.: kartanopoppeli, palsamipoppeli. Sven.: balsampoppel, äkta balsampoppel. Fran.: peuplier baumier. Pharm.: populi gemmae. Bot. syn.: Populus candicans Ait., Populus hastata Dode, Populus michauxii Dode, Populus tacamahaca P. Mill., Populus tristis Fisch., Populus x candicans auct.

Populus balsamifera.

Botanical name:
Classic texts: Scudder's Materia Medica, 1898: Tonics.

Salicylate herbs.

Blog categories:
Henriette's herbal blog: Meadowsweet vs. poplar buds and salicylous tree barks.

Photo: Populus balsamifera 4.

Taxonomy extra:
'Hortensis'. Trunk. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Photo: Populus balsamifera 3.

Taxonomy extra:
'Hortensis'. Leaf. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Photo: Populus balsamifera 2.

Taxonomy extra:
'Hortensis'. Leaf. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Photo: Populus balsamifera 1.

Taxonomy extra:
'Hortensis'. Tree. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Balm of gilead buds.

Blog categories:
Henriette's herbal blog: They're brown, compact, and very very resiny.

Photo: Populus balsamifera.

Dried leaf buds - just in case somebody is still trying to sell fluffy poplar sweepings as "balm of gilead" buds. That's fluff, this is the real thing. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Processed. 2005-09-28.

Troubleshooting herbal oils

Preparations:
Henriette's herbal blog: Things that can go wrong when making herbal oils.

Aspen.

Blog categories:
Henriette's herbal blog: European aspen endangered in Germany? Like, wow.


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