Family Name: Salicaceae
Botanical Name(s): Populus tremuloides
Popular Name(s): White Poplar, Quaking Aspen, American Poplar,
Parts Used: The bark
Habitat: American Poplar is found in North America.
Description: American Poplar is a deciduous tree with a pale
yellowish bark that grows to a height up to 100 feet. Its leaves are
nearly round, 3-7 cm long, 4-8 cm in diameter and possess small rounded
teeth. Its flowers are 4-6 cm long and are born before the leaves. The
fruits are in the form of capsules, each containing about ten seeds.
Uses: American Poplar is used as an astringent, antiseptic and
anti-inflammatory substance. It is effective in intermittent fevers,
chronic diarrhoea, rheumatoid arthritis and in urinary affections.