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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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A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "We are aware of the issues at Silver Poplars park and have been working closely with partners, including fire and rescue, environmental health, South Staffordshire Council and the Crown Prosecution Service, to agree a joint plan.
In March, we reported that residents on the Silver Poplars site, near Kingswood, claimed their landlord, Chris Nedic, demanded money for work he never carried out and ignored pleas for discussion.
Set among trees and with panoramic views of the countryside, the Silver Poplars Park offered the tranquillity dreamt of by many couples after a busy working life.