white willow

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white willow

Herbal medicine
A deciduous tree, the bark of which contains salicylic glycosides and tannins, and is analgesic and antipyretic. It has been used internally for GI complaints, fever, headache, menstrual cramping, muscle, rheumatic and gouty pain; it has been used topically for arthritic pain and swelling, burns and cuts.
 
Toxicity
White willow should not be used in children, as salicylates are linked to Reye syndrome.
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In Europe, Salix alba shows a particularly high flood tolerance because its seedlings can survive up to 30 days of total submersion.
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Creation two kilometers (about 8 ha, 20 m deep on both sides) and improvement of about 6 km (24 ha) of habitat 92A0 Salix alba and Po
com The smaller Acers, Cotoneaster, Cytisus battendieri (the pine apple tree), Liquidamber, Salix alba, and Parrotia persica (the ironwood tree) are excellent vehicles for bright red, orange and yellow climbing roses such as Maigold, and the red Parkdirector Riggers.
Grow Salix alba Vitellina for its brilliant yellow shoots.
I've been doing my bit this week by planting some Sorbus aucuparia (mountain ash), Acer campestre (field maple), and Salix alba (white willow).