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(Populus candicans)

Balm of Gilead buds are used and prepared like the buds of, quaking aspen. They can also be made into an inhalant to relieve congestion In the, respiratory passages. Their salicin content may make them useful for minor pains and aches that aspirin generally relieves.

PROPERTIES: expectorant, stimulant, and analgesic, antiseptic, balsamic, diuretic, tonic, anti-inflammatory
Parts used: bud

• soothes inflamed or irritated skin

• in the treatment of bronchitis, sore throats, dry irritable coughs and other upper respiratory tract infections

• used to treat colds, sinusitis, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular pain, grazes, small wounds and dry skin conditions

• used especially in treating rheumatism and fevers, and also to relieve the pain of menstrual cramps 

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 10 to 60 drops three times a day or 2 to 10 pumps of the spray.

CONTRA INDICATIONS: They should not be prescribed to patients who are sensitive to aspirin 

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.