WILLOW BARK CUT IPHYM Herbalism Salix alba

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Willow - Bark cut

WILLOW BARK CUT IPHYM Herbalism Salix alba

Latin name: Salix alba

Family: Salicaceae

Common names: White willow, wicker white

Parts used: Bark

Origin: Europe

WILLOW BARK properties CUT

Willow bark has anti-inflammatory properties by action on IL-1 beta and NF kappa B, and reduction of IL-6 and TNF-α (apigenin, quercetin). It is a plant analgesic, antipyretic, anti-rheumatic and antiseptic. Such as aspirin, salicylic acid inhibits cyclooxygenase and decreases the biosynthesis of prostaglandins E1 and E2, but less on the synthesis of thromboxane A2, which makes it less platelet aggregation.
The kittens will possess a nerve sedative and calming uterine pain, possibly due to the presence of estriol.

Indications and uses WILLOW BARK CUT

Willow bark is used in the following therapeutic indications:

- Slight fevers, including influenza origin

- Colds

- Rheumatism and joint pain, rheumatic outbreaks

- Back pain

- Various pain, dysmenorrhea, headache, toothache, etc.

Cons-indications with WILLOW BARK CUT

- May cause potential gastrointestinal disorders

- Caution, do not use preferably in patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents


The salicoside was isolated in 1830 by Leroux after Serfaty in 1908 has described its activities.


Pour 2 to 3 grams of drugs in cold water, bring to boil, filter after 5 min.

Botanical description WILLOW BARK CUT

- Common dioecious trees in the wetlands of Europe.
- Palm flexible in their young age, alternate leaves, elongated to lanceolate, short-stalked and finely serrated edge.
- Unisexual flowers clustered in erect catkins, and borne on separate plants (male flowers with yellow stamens, female flowers with green carpels 2).

Pharmacology WILLOW BARK CUT

Active ingredients: salicylates, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, tannins

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