The dictionary defines “balm” as a fragrant oil or ointment that soothes or comforts. Such is definitely the case of the aromatic Balm of Gilead buds. They’re traditionally made into a soothing salve or herbal oil for minor skin irritations and joint discomfort.
The buds of the Poplar tree have been providing soothing relief for over 2,000 years, and now we know why. Modern research reveals the buds contain salicin, the natural compound later synthesized into aspirin!
ALSO KNOWN AS: American Balm of Gilead, Balsam Poplar, Poplar Buds. Populus candicans is used interchangeably with Populus gemma, Populus balsamifer, Populus tacamahaca, and other Populus species.
Herbal skin salve; soothes skin, muscle and joint discomfort. NOTE: If you are hypersensitive to aspirin or other salicylates, you may experience an allergy to Poplar buds. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR INTERNAL USE.
To make a skin care oil: Add approximately 1-2 tablespoons of buds to 2 cups of Olive Oil; simmer on low heat for 2 or 3 hours. Strain and add the infused oil to 1 ˝ oz of Beeswax (can adjust to preference).
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|PHC Lot Number||Product Name||Botanical Name||Country of Origin|
|19324AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||Romania|
|18317AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||Hungary|
|17275AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||Romania|
|16309AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||Romania|
|16236AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Hungary|
|15288AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus nigra L.||Romania|
|15173AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus nigra||Romania|
|14356AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||Hungary|
|14076AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||Hungary|
|13205AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populi Gemmae||Romania|
|12152AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populi Gemmae||Hungary|
|11266AG||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||Hungary|
|OR121404||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||USA|
|OR061104||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||USA|
|HB120500||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans||Hungary|
|CC041097||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans|
|SF082295||Balm of Gilead Buds||Populus candicans|