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  WHITE WILLOW   
 

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(Salix alba)
Common names: Common Willow, Pussy Willow, Saille, Salicin Willow, Saugh Tree, Tree of Enchantment, Witches' Aspirin, Withe, Withy.

Willow

   
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Parts Used: Bark. Methods Used: Water extraction.

Spiritual Uses: One of the Sacred Trees of the Celts.

Eloquence, inspiration, and prophecy are believed to be gifts of the Willow.

Physical Uses: The most well-known ingredient in Willow Bark is salicin, a natural relative to the common aspirin.

Willow Bark Tea was a familiar remedy for Native Americans when treating fever, chills, and pain. A specific for rheumatism, tonsillitis, and other inflammatory conditions.

Externally, the tea is useful as a disinfectant and an astringent.

The flexible branches are used in the manufacture of baskets and fences.

 
 
 
     
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