98. Populus balsamifera.—Balm of Gilead buds.
98. POPULUS BALSAMIFERA.—BALM OF GILEAD BUDS. The buds of Pop'ulus balsamif'era Linné, variety candicans Gray. Populi Gemmae (Balsam Poplar buds, Balm of Gilead buds, N.F.). Habitat: Northern North America and Siberia. These buds, as well as those of other species of Populus, are covered with a resinous exudation which is impregnated with a fragrant volatile oil, and is very similar in medicinal action to the turpentine oleoresins. Dose of fl'ext.: 30 to 60 drops (2 to 4 mils).