DIY: An Ointment That Heals Rheumatism And Gout


This recipe was published in the book “Medicinal plants in folk medicine” in 1967, and the author of this recipe is physiotherapist Dr. A. Popov.


You will need 50 g of dried black poplar buds for this ointment.


Crush the dried buds into powder (it is best to use a coffee mill). Take 4 parts of lubricant or unsalted fresh butter and one part of the powder. Put the ingredients in a container and mix them well, cover the container and store it in the refrigerator. Rub the ointment on the gout and rheumatism affected areas.

Black poplar buds have a strong antibacterial,anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic,antiviral, antitoxinand soothing effect. They also promote wound healing.

In folk medicine the black poplar buds are used to treat headaches,rheumatism, gout, urinary tract diseases, pneumonia,hypertension, flu, sore throats, laryngitis, bronchitis, eczema and many others.