Botanical Name: Salix alba
- English: Willow bark, European willow
- Ayurvedic: Jalavetasa
- Unani: Bed Saadaa
- Also, known as: Ak sõyüd ag, basket willow, bela vrba, beli, bid-e-maamouli, caporniolo, derakht-e-bid, European willow, hopeapaju, hvid pil, isbîdâr, vitpil, osier blanc, paju, remmelgas, salcio bianco, salicastro, salcio da forche, salece, salgueiro-de-casa-roxa, saligastro, sargatillo, saule blanc, sauce blanco, Silberweide, sogut, solvpil, sufsaf abiad, tortiello, swallow tailed willow, vitpil, white willow, Saule blanc, Silberweide, Salcio bianco, Liu, Svet veda muska, Neerganjimara Pandra veda muska Bis, Malchang, Bhushan, Madnu Bed Sada
Origin: Eastern Europe
Parts Used: Bark
The bark is 1 to 2 cm wide and 1 to 2 mm thick and occurs in flexible, elongated, quilled or curved pieces. The outer surface is smooth or slightly wrinkled longitudinally and greenish-yellow in the younger bark to brownish grey in the older bark. The inner surface is smooth or finely striated longitudinally and white, pale yellow or reddish-brown, depending on the species. The fracture is short in the outer part and coarsely fibrous in the inner region and is easily split longitudinally. The diameter of current year twigs is not more than 10 mm. The wood is white or pale yellow.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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