Sunday, August 23, 2009

Poplar, American

The bark from this tree can be used for-
Urinary tract infections

—Poplar bark makes a great tonic, and has been used in intermittent fever with advantage. An infusion of it is reputed a valuable remedy in reproductive disorders of the nervous and hysterical, impaired digestion, chronic diarrhoea, intermittent fevers, etc. As a diuretic, it has been beneficially used in urinary affections, gonorrhoea, gleet, etc. Both populus and populin have a decided affinity for the genito-urinal tract. It is thought to aid the recuperative powers of the kidney. The Large aspen, P. grandidentata, is said to be the most active and bitter. Dose of the powdered bark, 1 drachm, 2 or 3 times a day; of a saturated tincture of the fresh bark, from a fraction of a drop to 30 drops; of populin, 1 x trituration, 1 grain every 2 or 4 hours.

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