The poplar is a tree that is part of the family group of salicaceae. With this name about forty different species that belong to the genus Populus are known.
Originally from the Northern Hemisphere, the poplars were brought to the Southern Hemisphere where they also settled successfully. They can reach a significant height in a short period of time and stand out for their ability to resist water.
According to DigoPaul, the poplar has simple leaves with scales on its buds. Its capsule-like fruits turn from green to brownish as they mature. Due to their characteristics, poplars are often used to decorate and provide shade on walks known as malls. In the Spanish city of Malaga, for example, one of its most important avenues is called Alameda Principal.
The wood poplar, moreover, is widely used for its quality and the rate of growth of the tree. Often pieces of furniture, boards and props are built with this wood.
The Populus nigra (black poplar), the Populus x canadensis (Canadian poplar), the Populus Alba (poplar), the Populus tremula (aspen) and Populus euphratica (poplar Euphrates) are some of the poplar species which can be in different countries.
Álamo is also the name of localities of Nuevo León and Veracruz in Mexico and cities of Texas, California, New Mexico, Tennessee, Nevada, Georgia and California in the United States.
In Texas, there is also a religious fortification known as El Álamo, which was founded by Fray Antonio de Olivares. From this construction the town of San Antonio began to develop.
The Alamodome, finally, is a stadium that, between 1993 and 2002, used the San Antonio Spurs team in the NBA.
Poplar medicinal properties
The human being has been taking advantage of the medicinal properties of the poplar for several centuries, and for this he uses its leaves, its buds and its bark in various preparations that can help us to treat a large number of disorders, without the interference of chemicals of industrial origin.
Let’s see below some of the health problems for which poplar is very beneficial, along with some indications about the most recommended mode of application:
* inflamed throat: thanks to the poplar’s anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, we can use its buds or buds to treat a sore throat, dry cough or bronchitis. It is also used to improve the symptoms of asthmatic people;
* headache: in the buds of this tree is a substance known as salicylline, which is transformed into salicylic acid once it reaches our liver and acts as a naturally occurring aspirin, ideal for treating headache pain without no contraindication;
* superficial wounds on the skin: before a small cut, an infusion of poplar can be ideal to accelerate the healing process. It is prepared using around 40 grams of yolk for every liter of water, and it also serves to disinfect the wound and reduce itching;
* kidney stones: one of the most obvious signs of this problem is pain, which is why the action of the poplar is very suitable, both for dissolving the stones and for relieving discomfort. The key to this disorder is an excessive amount of uric acid in the body, something that it shares with gout and arthritis;
* cystitis: among the properties of the poplar is its powerful diuretic action, which becomes more than adequate to combat this bothersome disease. Cystitis can become chronic, which is why it is necessary to act as soon as it occurs. The part of the tree that interests us in this case is the bud.