(Wildharvested) Populus balsamifera, or Balsam Poplar, is commonly known as Balm of Gilead.
“There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the sickened soul.” the old spiritual song goes.
The dried, unopened, sticky buds of the poplar tree have been used in ointments for at least 3,000 years.
Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, creams containing Balm of Gilead buds are used to treat bruises, frostbite, sunburn, superficial injuries of the skin, and external hemorrhoids.
Magically, they are included in spells for healing the soul and spirit.
Energetically, Balm of Gilead buds can be carried in a pouch or burned to clear away all types of unwanted psychic energies and other toxic energies.
1 oz dried buds.
For external use