Latin name: Populus sp.
Botanical family: Salicaceae
Growth habit: Tree
Vernacular name(s): poplar (Eng.)
peuplier (Fr.)
Burned and ashes put on boils and abscesses [Cree: 80, 81].
Bark :Decoction used in cough [Cree 42]. Dried, boiled and drunk for ringworm [Cree 80].
Inner bark :Eaten in the spring, considered a mild purgative [Cree 42]. Used in diabetes [Cree 83].
Dry wood :Ash mixed with boiled water and taken for urinary infections. Also used as poultice [Cree 79].
Gum :Drops put into eyes to treat snow blindness [Cree 80].