Poplar bud (Populi gemma)

Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Pappelknospen

Name of Drug

Populi gemma, poplar buds (balm of Gilead buds).

Composition of Drug

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.

Uses

Superficial skin injuries, external hemorrhoids, frostbite and sunburn.

Contraindications

Sensitivity to poplar buds, propolis, Peruvian balsam or salicylate.

Side Effects

Occasional allergic skin reactions.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Semi-solid preparations equivalent to 20 - 30 percent of drug. Mode of Administration Semi-solid preparations for application on the skin.

Actions

Antibacterial
Stimulates wound healing.