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 Willow :
Herbal Medicine Materia Medica
Salix spp.


Names: White Willow, European Willow

Part Used: Bark


  • Phenolic glycosides; salicin, picein and triandrin, with esters of salicylic acid and salicyl alcohol, acetylated salicin, salicortin and salireposide
  • Miscellaneous; tannins, catechin, p-coumaric acid and flavonoids.

Actions: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, tonic.

Indications: Willow is an ancient remedy which has been used in various forms for rheumatism and gout, fevers and aches and pains of all kinds. It is usually considered to be the natural form and origin of the modern aspirin.

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