Flat Cedar / Northern White Cedar / Eastern White Cedar / White Cedar / ArborVitae / Thuja occidentalis
Poplar was once a popular remedy. Today it is mostly known for its resinous buds, which are medicinal in of themselves and are the source of propolis (the sticky resin is gathered by bees). The bark has been largely forgotten as an herbal medicine. Poplar belongs to Salicaceae (the Willow Family) and contains constituents like Willow...
I have already written about evergreens as medicine (see my ongoing, work-in-progress Guide to the Gymnosperms, which I will updated further and re-post soon). Since it is winter, I would like to revisit the subject and bring some more attention to our majestic relations of the forest. It became clear to me several years ago that we are underutilizing the trees as medicines.
Nathaniel Whitmore, herbalist