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This tree grows almost everywhere, up to 90 ft. tall (30m). When sticky little yellow-brown flower buds start popping out on the tree, (look like rice) take the bud, grind it up into a powder, mix into water and drink. It contains all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. If you feel depleted or like your body is lacking something, take this, it makes a really good nutritional supplement. Bud tea used for cough and lung problems. Bud preparations are used for everything from hemorrhoids to headaches. Inner bark tea used for vitamins, cleaning blood and overall health. Peel off the outer bark, revealing the lightcolored slimy inner bark. Eat it raw or slice it into thin strips and eat it like pasta when boiled in water. FOR PARASITES- take the inner bark, cut it into small pieces, dry it, grind it into a powder, and take it with a bit of fat, oil or butter and swallow. This shakes up the parasites so much you might see worms coming out of your butt alive. It's toxic to the worms but not to humans. The poplar/ aspen tree is considered a weed tree. It is so resilient, if you cut down the tree, another one will grow out of the stump. If you take a branch and stick it into the ground, it will grow a tree !
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(poplar), a genus of plants of the family Salicaceae. The plants are dioecious deciduous trees reaching 40–45 m in height and having trunks measuring as much as 1 m across. The variously shaped leaves are petioled and alternate. The flowers, which are located in the bracteal axils, are dentate or dissected into filamentous lobes. They consist of a cup- or saucer-shaped disk, which bears a pistil (in pistillate flowers) or numerous stamens (in staminate flowers). The flowers are gathered into drooping catkins, which appear before or simultaneously with the opening of the leaves. Pollination is by wind. The fruit is a capsule with numerous tiny, hairy seeds, which are scattered by the wind.

There are more than 100 poplar species (according to other data, 35 to 40), distributed primarily in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. Poplars are found as far south as Tanzania, Uganda, and northern Mexico. The USSR has about 30 species, 12 of which have been introduced. Many poplar species are ornamental, grow rapidly, and can be propagated vegetatively by cuttings and root suckers. For this reason, they are often used in landscaping. Cultivated species include the tacamahac (P. balsamifera), the abele (P. alba), the Mongolian poplar (P. suaveolens), the cottonwood (P. deltoides), the black poplar (P. nigra), the European aspen (P. trémula), and the Lombardy poplar (P. pyramidalis). A number of hybrids are also cultivated.

Poplar wood is lightweight, white, and soft. It is used in the manufacture of paper and matches, in construction work, and in the production of plywood, crates, and other items.


Derev’ia i kustarniki SSSR, vol. 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1951.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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