Last update Oct. 3, 2023
Very Low Risk
The genus Populus belongs to the Salicaceae family and comprises about 40 tree species, including poplar. The buds, leaves and bark of the tree are used in traditional medicine. The buds contain essential oil, flavonoids and phenolic glycosides; the leaves and bark, salicin and tannins (Fitoterapia.net). Indications of the Commission E of the German Ministry of Health: topical use as an antibacterial and healing agent for burns, wounds and hemorrhoids (Blumenthal 1998). The buds have been used as an ingredient in herbal cough preparations and topically for a variety of skin conditions and rheumatic disorders. The resin from poplar buds is one of the main sources of propolis.
As of the last update we found no published data in relation to breastfeeding.
Plant devoid of toxicity; moderate consumption would be compatible with breastfeeding. Topical use is fully compatible. Do not apply on the breast.
The Commission E has not approved any systemic use of buds nor has it proven the efficacy of the popular use of leaves and bark as diuretics, antirheumatics or in prostatic hypertrophy. (Blumenthal 1998)
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