Do you know the black poplar? Its medicinal benefits and properties

The black poplar It is a tree also known by other names such as poplar, or black poplar, black poplar. Its scientific name is Populus Nigra " and belongs to the family of "Salicaceae". It is a common tree in Spain, and comes from North Africa, Europe, Asia.

Formerly the buds of this tree were mixed with resin and used to make a balm applied to soothe pains, heal wounds, heal hemorrhoids.

The active ingredients of this medicinal plant are essential oils, tannins, flavonoids and salipopulócidos.

What are the properties of the black poplar and its benefits?

Therapeutic or medicinal properties of the Black poplar are several and the main properties are the diuretic and the expectorant.

On the other hand, the black poplar acts as astringent, depurative, balsamic, sudorific, tonic, antiseptic and analgesic.

In addition, we can summarize below what its main benefits are:

  • It helps us eliminate liquids.
  • To purify the body, eliminating toxins from the body and the liver.
  • To reduce uric acid levels.
  • To calm the pain, muscular, joint pains.
  • Reduce inflammation
  • To heal superficial wounds.
  • To expectorate in catarral processes.
  • To improve the digestive processes.
  • To lower the fever.
  • To combat fungi on the feet.

The black poplar can be obtained in herbalists, parapharmacies, natural products stores, online and available in different formats such as ointment, black poplar bud syrup, extract, tincture.

Before deciding to prepare any home remedy with Black Poplar or any other medicinal plant or herb, we recommend consulting with the doctor and with the professional therapists in this matter, since they will know how to advise us the best for each case.

It is also advisable to follow both their guidelines and advice.

2 home remedies to prepare with black poplar

The home remedies that are prepared with this medicinal plant are for internal consumption as well as for external use.

Diuretic infusion of black poplar leaves

Among the properties of this medicinal plant is the diuretic and depurative.

The black poplar infusion that we present below is to facilitate us to eliminate liquids if we tend to retain it.


  • A teaspoon of black poplar leaves.
  • A cup of mineral water.


In a saucepan put the water to heat, once it begins to boil add the black poplar.cTapamos the infusion and let it sit for 15 minutes.cCuando the infusion and when it is warm we can take it.

From this infusion we can take 3 cups a day.

Infusion of black poplar for fungus on the feet

This infusion will be prepared for external use for its antiseptic and fungicidal properties that have the buds of the black poplar.


  • Five spoonfuls of black poplar buds.
  • A liter of water.


We put the water on the fire to heat. When it begins to boil add the buds of black poplar. We extinguish the fire, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes. We fill the infusion.

We put the infusion in a container where we can put the feet or the foot affected by the fungi and leave it at rest for about 10 minutes. Then dry the feet well with a soft towel.

We can repeat this foot bath 3 times a day.

Contraindications of the Black Poplar

The black poplar is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • In people allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) .
  • In case of pregnancy.
  • During lactation period
  • In children.
  • In people who are in the process of alcohol detoxification.

Black poplar is contraindicated in people allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesMedicinal plants

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