Salix acmophylla

Salix acmophylla Boiss.

Salicaceae

  • Brook Willow
  • صفصاف
  • safsaf
  • עֲרָבָה מְחֻדֶּדֶת
  • arava mekhudedet

Tree

  • Humid habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Salix acmophylla Boiss.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Tonsil inflammation

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Decoct branches & drink x1-2 cups/day.

Branch /twigB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes mellitus

Hypoglycemic

1. Decoct leaves & branches & drink x1cup/day. (B)
2. Decoct leaves in water for 15 min, cool, filter & drink filtrate x1 cup/day. (Z)

Branch, LeafB, Z
Gastrointestinal

Liver inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Hepatic

Decoct green leaves & drink x1 cup x3/day.

LeafZ
General

Excess perspiration

Anti-hydrotic

Decoct branches & drink 1 cup x2/day.

Branch /twigB
General

Fever

Anti-pyretic

Prepare infusion of leaves & drink x1 cup/day; dose can be increased with increased fever.

LeafB
Haematology

Spleen inflammation

Anti-inflammatory

Decoct green leaves & drink 1 cup x3/day.

LeafZ
Infectious Diseases

Tuberculosis

Anti-tubercular

Decoct leaves in water for 15 min, cool, filter & drink 1 cup filtrate x3/day.

LeafZ
Mental Health

Nervousness

Anxiolytic

Prepare infusion of leaves & drink x1-2 cups/day.

LeafB
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Arthritis /rheumatism

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

1.Decoct branches & drink x1cup/day.
2. Prepare infusion by adding 1kg aerial parts to
3.5L water & drink 1 cup x2/ day.

Aerial parts, Branch /twigB
Opthalmic

Eye inflammation

Anti-inflammatory

Decoct branches & use as compress to eye.

Branch /twigB
Oral Health

Toothache & dental caries

Analgesic, Anti-caries

Chew fresh leaves daily.

LeafZ
Wound Healing

Wound

Vulnerary

Grind green branches until paste & apply externally to wound.

Branch /twigB

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Salix genus has species which contain salicylates that can cause gastrointestinal bleeding & kidney damage. Avoid during pregnancy & use with other aspirin-like drugs. Care in patients with asthma, diabetes, stomach disease, gout, haemophilia, liver conditions, low thrombocytes, nephrosis & peptic ulcer. Alcohol, barbiturates & sedatives can potentiate salicylate toxicity.