White willow is characterized by its delicate branches with fine lancets. It reaches 10-15 meters in height and occurs in damp areas, especially along the river banks. Its colors are gathered in regiments and appear in the spring.
Used parts: Bark
- Cut the bark into pieces or crush it to be used in potions.
- Tablets and capsules are made from the bark, often in combination with other anti-inflammatory plants such as laced haraphophytum.
The bark contains salicin, which the body converts into salicylic alcohol and the salicylic acid known for its anti-inflammatory effect. It also contains flavonoids and proanthocyanidins (condensed tannins), which are well known for their astringent and healing properties.
Sometimes the willow in large quantities can cause side effects such as nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, vertigo and rash.
Bark is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers as well as for people suffering from asthma, gastric ulcer, diabetes or kidney and liver disease. Do not take the plant with an allergy to aspirin or salicylic.
Do not combine the herb with diuretics, blood pressure lowering drugs, anti-caking agents, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Excessive use of the potion may result in the appearance of aphtha in the mouth.
White willow - died bark
Can be used in: stomach diseases, liver disease, bleeding, nerves, diarrhea, headache, rheumatism, gout.
Method of preparation: 1 tablespoon of the leaves boil in 500 g of water for 10 minutes.
Externally: to wash wounds, skin eczema, hemorrhoids.
Packing: 50 g