Published February 1, 1990
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.
Superficial skin injuries, external hemorrhoids, frostbite and sunburn.
Sensitivity to poplar buds, propolis, Peruvian balsam or salicylate.
Occasional allergic skin reactions.
Interactions with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Mode of Administration
- Semi-solid preparations equivalent to 20 - 30 percent of drug.
Semi-solid preparations for application on the skin.
Stimulates wound healing