White Willow – Excellent Healing Herb For Pain Relief
Other Known Names
Cartkins Willow, European Willow, Pussywillow, Willow, Withe Withy
Whats it look like
Willows range in size from the statuesque weeping willow tree to plants barely 2 inches high. The many varieties of willow—close to 500—are now considered interchangeable for medicinal use. Its bark has a spicy scent and a bitter flavor.
The white willow tree is large with dark brown to gray bark and upward forming branches. The leaves are long and tapered and grow to about 4 inches. The blooms for males are yellow and females are greenish yellow and they have no stalks.
What is it
What part of the plant is used
Decoction: 1-2 teaspoons per cup of water
liquid extract: 10-60 drops 1-4 times per day
A normal dose of white willow may range from 6 to 12 gm a day
- Gastrointestinal distress
Cautions-Adverse Reactions-Side Effects
Do not take if you have a bleeding disorder
Many drugs can interact with herbal remedies, so it is wise if you check with your physician before starting a new herb.
Do not take if on blood thinners
Do not take if on aspirin
Filed under: Medicinal Herb Guide
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