Herbs Guide

American Poplar

Family Name: Salicaceae

Botanical Name(s): Populus tremuloides

Popular Name(s): White Poplar, Quaking Aspen, American Poplar, American Aspen

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.