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A tree of the genus Salix; the bark of several species, especially S. fragilis, is a source of salicin.
[A.S. welig]


/wil·low/ (wil´o) any plant of the genus Salix. White willow bark (q.v.) contains a precursor of salicylic acid and is used as an herbal remedy.


n Latin name:
Salix spp.; part used: bark; uses: analgesic, antiinflammatory, general health, bursitis, antipyretic, tension headache, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders; precautions: can cause allergic skin reactions, bronchospasm, stomach ulcers, nausea, or diarrhea. Also called
white willow and
european willow.
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