White Willow

Salix alba

Folk names: Osier Willow, Tree of Enchantment, Witches' Aspirin

Warning: Blood Thinner 

Do not ingest White Willow Bark if you are on anticoagulants or are pregnant or nursing. It is advised that those on medications avoid white willow bark.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antioxidant

  • Antipyretic

  • Anti-rheumatic

  • Antiseptic

  • Astringent

  • Febrifuge

  • Immunosupportive

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Gender: Feminine

Astrological Sign: Pisces, Cancer

Divinities:

  • Artemis (Greek)

  • Belili (Sumerian)

  • Belenus (Celtic)

  • Ceres (Greek)

  • Hecate (Greek)

  • Hera (Greek)

  • Mercury (Roman)

  • Persephone (Greek)

  • Lilith (Abrahamic Folk)

Rune: l (Laguz - Water)

Parts Used: Bark (primarily), Catkins, Leaves

Chakra:​ Third Eye

Holidays:

  • Celtic Tree Zodiac: April 15-May 12

Uses: 

  • Flower Essence

  • Smoke

  • Tea

  • Tincture

​Magical Uses

  • Binding

  • Clarity

  • Communication

  • Creativity

  • Divination

  • Dream

  • Enhancement

  • Growth

  • Healing

  • Inspiration

  • Intuition

  • Love

  • Lunar Magic

  • Meditation

  • Pain Relief

  • Protection

  • Renewal

  • Solace

  • Spiritual Communication

  • Tranquility

  • Wisdom

  • Wishes

White Willow Bark in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of White Willow Bark.

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