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.

Salicylate herbs.

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

Photo: Populus balsamifera 4.

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

Photo: Populus balsamifera 3.

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

Photo: Populus balsamifera 2.

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

Photo: Populus balsamifera 1.

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

Balm of gilead buds.

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

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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

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

Aspen.