White willow is ancient herbal tree often used by early Egyptians for
various skin disorders.
This herb contains lot of herbal constituents and properties which makes
it an effective drug among the medicines.
The willow tree uses have been administered since the time of Christ but
it had lost its usefulness in 19 century.
The tree of white willow is deciduous and medium sized growing to 10 to
30 m tall in length.
The trunk is irregular and about 1 m in diameter and often leaning. The
bark of the tree is dark grey in colour and sometimes fissured.
The leaves are pale green coloured and measured as 5-10 cm long and
0.5-1.5 cm wide.
The flowers are species of male and female emerges in catkins on the
stem of the leaves.
Willow tree is best thrives in muddy and humid areas near the
The cultivation is indigenous to northern America, Asia and European
The key components of white willow are salicin, tannin, flavonoids and
Traditional uses of white willow makes a powder of burnt logs which are
used in the applications for poisoning, heartburn, gas and diarrhea.
A substance extracted from willow called aspirin is often used in
medicinal drugs for the treatment various disease.
Willow herb is also useful in treating rheumatic pain, arthritis, and
White willow is consumed to cure high fevers, headaches, night sweating
and relieves from hot flashes in menopause.
The wood of willow tree is tough and strong often used for making
charcoal. The stems are also used in the purpose of basket making.