Useful and therapeutic properties of the white willow ( willow , willow , Salix triandra , belotayuschego , Russian willow , chernotala , platanoides willow , willow

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

All willow - perennial woody plants, trees (willow white) or shrubs (all others).Leaves are simple with stipules, petiolate, entire, goal-nokraynie, green above, bottom often belooggushennye.Flowers without perianth, unisexual, in racemes, often drooping, - earrings.Men - from 2-5 stamens, female - from a single pistil with nectaries at the base of it.Fruit - capsule.Seeds hairy.It blooms before the leaves.The collection, drying and storage is standard.

Medical raw material is the bark.Existing began her - vitamin C, flavones glycoside salicin, tannins (3,7-11,5%).

Preparations from willow bark are used in scientific medicine as an astringent, antipyretic, and sometimes as an anthelmintic and a styptic, as an antimalarial drug (willow bark, often goat willow).

Broth and bark powder is used as an external agent in the treatment of wounds and abscesses, hair loss, as an internal remedy for indigestion, whooping cough, catarrh (with purulent mucous discharge), fever or malaria, and chronic rheumatism.

In folk medicine used willow bark as a decoction mainly in the feverish, rheumatism and as an astringent and anti-inflammatory stomatitis, gingivitis and catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, as hemostatic (stomach and uterine bleeding), a diuretic and cholagogue.Often to increase the anti-inflammatory action

decoction of willow bark his appointment combined with salicylic acid preparations.Willow bark powder is used as a styptic (applied to the wound area), as well as neutralizes means (for water purification from bacteria).


Infusion: 15 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day as a choleretic and diuretic, or for rinsing (inflammatory diseases).

Broth: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day (in the complex treatment of rheumatic fever) or 5-6 times a day in other diseases.

strong decoction of a mixture of willow bark and burdock root (in equal parts), wash the head with dandruff, itchy scalp and hair loss.