Willow

Salix spp.


Salicaceae


Names: White Willow, European Willow


Part Used: Bark


Constituents:


  • 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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David L. Hoffmann BSc Hons MNIMH Written by David L. Hoffmann BSc Hons MNIMH

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