The European Black Alamo is a tree that can reach 30m in height and which can also be popularly known as poplar. This can be used as a medicinal plant and is used to treat external hemorrhoids, superficial wounds or chilblains for example.
The scientific name of the European Black Alamo is Populus tremula and the parts of the plant used are its fresh or dried leaf sprouts, which when applied locally have an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and calming effect on the skin.
What is the European Black Alamo for?
European Alamo or poplar is used to help treat external hemorrhoids, wounds, chilblains, and redness and skin irritations caused by the sun. This plant helps to heal, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation.
European black alamo properties
The European Black Alamo has properties that decongest the vessels, relieve pain, itching and irritation, soothing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
How to use the European Black Alamo
This plant can be used in the form of ointment or in the form of cold tea, which must be applied over the area to be treated.
European Alamo ointment is made using fresh shoots and can be prepared as follows:
- Fresh saplings of European Alamo or Poplar.
In a container, start by crushing the fresh sprouts of Black Alamo with a hammer or wooden spoon and then grind in a blender.
This paste can then be applied locally on hemorrhoids.
Cold Black Alamo Tea
Cold tea of European Black Alamo can be applied over the place to be treated and can be prepared as follows:
- 3 teaspoons of dried Black Alamo shoots.
In a saucepan cover the fresh sprouts with about 300 ml of water and bring to the heat. After boiling, turn off the heat, cover, and let cool.
This cold tea can be applied to external hemorrhoids, wounds, chilblains or irritated skin, using a moistened flannel or compresses.
Side effects of the European Black Alamo
Contraindications of the European Black Alamo
The European Black Alamo is contraindicated for patients who may be allergic to salicylates, propolis, turkey balm or any of the plant’s components