Last update: Jan. 26, 2005
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Buds, leaves and bark are used. Buds contain essential oil, flavonoids and phenolic glycosides. Leaves and bark contain salicin and tannins. Indications after Commission E of German Ministry of Health are: topically as anti-bacterial and healing treatment of burns, wounds and hemorrhoids. Avoid applying it on the breast. Commission E does not recommend it for systemic use. No effectiveness of the otherwise popular use of leaves and bark as diuretic, anti-rheumatic or as a treatment of prostatic hypertrophy has been shown.
We do not have alternatives for Poplar since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
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