The bark of Salix Alba has been used in folk medicine since ancient times. It is a known agent for reducing fever and pain, for strengthening the body and cleansing the blood.
The extract from it is used for internal bleeding, catarrh, rheumatic fever, joint problems, and cystitis. It is used in the treatment of liver problems, kidney, and heart. It is well known for its antiparasitic and antimalarial action.
Chinese doctors have been using white willow (aka Salix alba) for thousands of years.
The modern medicine uses the willow bark (Cortex Salicis), which is collected in early spring, during intensive juice movement in the plant.
The bark is separated from young twigs of trees aged 2 to 5 years. Then it is cut into pieces or crushed for infusions. Thereof tablets and capsules are made, often in combination with other anti-inflammatory plants.
The bark of Salix Alba helps with colds, fevers, fever, pleurisy, rheumatism, gout, headache, inflammation of the bladder.
Japanese scientists proved a study in 2002 study that salicylic acid (formed from the processing of salicin in the intestines) lowers the temperature without damaging the stomach. The bark is known for its antiseptic effect and is applied topically on wounds and ulcers.
It is used in diarrhea and intestinal infections. The European medical science confirms its healing properties much later. In the Ith century, Dioscorides confirmed these effects. A century later, Galen also studied it. Modern science recognizes the effects of Salix Alba as anti-inflammatory and styptic.
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