POPLAR Overview Information
Poplar is a plant. The dried, unopened leaf buds are used to make medicine.
Poplar is used as an ingredient in herbal cough medicines. It is also used to loosen chest congestion and as a stimulant.
Some people apply poplar directly to the skin for sores, bruises, cuts, pimples, external hemorrhoids, frostbite, and sunburn.
How does it work?
There isn’t enough information available to know how poplar works.
- Chest congestion.
- Minor skin injuries, when applied directly.
- Hemorrhoids, when applied directly.
- Frostbite, when applied directly.
- Sunburn, when applied directly.
- Other conditions.
POPLAR Side Effects & Safety
Poplar applied to the skin seems safe for most people. 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: Not enough is known about the use of poplar during pregnancy and 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.
The appropriate dose of poplar 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 poplar. 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.