Health and MedicineNatural medicineDo you know the black poplar? Its medicinal benefits and properties

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

Black poplar (or PopulousIngra) is an unknown medicinal plant, but with many health benefits. Discover its properties and some natural remedies.

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

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

The active principles of this medicinal plant are essential oils, tannins, flavonoids and salipopulocids.

What are the properties of black poplar and its benefits?

The therapeutic or medicinal properties of black poplar are various and the main properties are diuretic and expectorant.

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

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

  • It helps us to eliminate liquids.
  • To purify the body, eliminating toxins from the body and liver.
  • To reduce uric acid levels.
  • To calm pain, muscle aches, joints.
  • Reduce inflammation.
  • To heal superficial wounds.
  • To expectorate in catarrhal processes.
  • To improve digestive processes.
  • To lower the fever.
  • To combat foot fungus.

The black poplar we can get it in herbalists, Para pharmacies, natural product 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 advise consulting with your doctor and professional therapists in this matter, as they will know how to advise you on 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 both for internal consumption and for external use.

Diuretic infusion of black poplar leaves

Among the properties that this medicinal plant has is diuretic and purifying.

The infusion of black poplar that we present below is to facilitate us to eliminate liquids if we have a tendency to retain it.


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


In a saucepan we put the water to heat; once it begins to boil we add the black poplar. C Cover the infusion and let it rest for 15 minutes. C Strain the infusion and when it is warm we can drink it.

From this infusion we can take 3 cups a day.

Black poplar infusion for foot fungus

We will prepare this infusion for external use due to its antiseptic and fungicidal properties that the black poplar buds possess.


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


We put the water on the fire to heat. When it starts to boil add the black poplar buds. We turn off the heat, cover the infusion and leave it to rest for 10 minutes. We strain the infusion.

We put the infusion in a container where we can put the feet or the foot affected by the fungus and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Then we dry our feet well with a soft towel. We can repeat this foot bath 3 times a day.

Contraindications of black poplar

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).


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