Last update: Jan. 26, 2005


Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and 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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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