Inflamed gums and oral cavity, toothache - folk medicine has collected a whole arsenal of tested recipes for these ailments. "Zdravnitza" selected some of them.
Salix Alba L.
White willow is characterized by its delicate branches with fine lanceolate leaves. It reaches a height of 10-15 m and is found in humid areas, especially on river banks. Its flowers are gathered in tassels and appear in spring. Flexible young twigs are often also a material for wicker fences, furniture and baskets.
Used parts: Bark
- The bark is separated from young twigs collected in late winter and early spring from trees aged 2 to 5 years.
- The bark is cut into pieces or crushed to be used in decoctions.
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
Application: as an aid in rheumatism, prostatitis, cystitis, pyelitis, arthritis, eczema, abscesses, etc.
Method of preparation: 1 tablespoon of the herb is boiled for 5 minutes in 500 ml of water. Strain and drink in 3 equal portions the day before meals.
Externally: applied externally as a compress, the herb has a beneficial effect on rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, acne and urticaria.
Packing: 50 g