Swollen balsam poplar buds (Populus Balsamifera) are collected in early spring just before the tree breaks leaf.
These buds have been traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory rub as well as used to treat toothaches. They’re great for improving the health of skin and hair. They also traditionally seem to be somewhat effective in the pain relief of conditions like arthritis. We offer packages of spring picked buds that can be used to make tinctures, salves and teas.