Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Populi gemma, poplar buds (balm of Gilead buds).
Poplar buds consist of the dried, unopened leaf buds of Populus species [Fam. Salicaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
The herb contains essential oil, flavonoids, and phenol glycosides.
Superficial skin injuries, external hemorrhoids, frostbite and sunburn.
Sensitivity to poplar buds, propolis, Peruvian balsam or salicylate.
Occasional allergic skin reactions.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Semi-solid preparations equivalent to 20 - 30 percent of drug. Mode of Administration Semi-solid preparations for application on the skin.
Stimulates wound healing.