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    ASPEN

    Other Names:

    Álamo Temblón, American Aspen, European Aspen, Peuplier Faux-Tremble, Populi Cortex, Populi Folium, Populus tremuloides, Populus tremula, Quaking Aspen, Trembling Aspen, Zitter-Pappel.

    ASPEN Overview
    ASPEN Uses
    ASPEN Side Effects
    ASPEN Interactions
    ASPEN Dosing
    ASPEN Overview Information

    Aspen is a tree. The bark and leaf of the tree are used to make medicine.

    Aspen is used in combination with other herbs for treating joint pain (rheumatism), prostate discomforts, back trouble (sciatica), nerve pain (neuralgia), and bladder problems.

    How does it work?

    Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may help reduce swelling (inflammation).

    ASPEN Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    • Joint pain (rheumatism).
    • Prostate discomforts.
    • Back trouble.
    • Nerve pain.
    • Bladder problems.
    • Other conditions.
    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of aspen for these uses.


    ASPEN Side Effects & Safety

    There isn't enough information to know if aspen is safe. Skin reactions, such as rashes, can occur if aspen comes in contact with the skin.

    Don't drink alcohol while taking aspen. Alcohol can increase the risk and seriousness of bleeding in the stomach and intestines.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

    Aspirinallergy: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may cause a reaction in people who are allergic to aspirin.

    Stomach ulcers: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make stomach ulcers worse.

    Diabetes: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make diabetes worse.

    Gout: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make gout worse.

    A blood disorder such as hemophilia or hypoprothrombinemia: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make blood disorders worse.

    Liver disease: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make liver disease worse.

    Kidney disease: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make kidney disease worse.

    ASPEN Interactions What is this?

    We currently have no information for ASPEN Interactions

    ASPEN Dosing

    The appropriate dose of aspen depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for aspen. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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