Salix alba

Salix alba L.

Salicaceae

  • White Willow
  • صفصاف أبيض
  • safsaf abiadh
  • עֲרָבָה לְבָנָה
  • arava levana

Tree

  • Humid habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Salix alba L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Acne

Anti-Infective

Decoct bark & drink x1 cup/day as needed.

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Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Throat & tonsil inflammation

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Decoct bark & use as mouth wash.

BarkB
General

Bad foot smell

Deoderant

Decoct bark & use as foot wash.

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Infectious Diseases

Malaria

Anti-malarial

Decoct bark & drink x1 cup/day as needed.

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Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Arthritis

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct bark & drink x1 cup/day as needed.

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The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes

Salix genus has species which contain salicylates that can cause gastrointestinal bleeding & kidney damage. Avoid during pregnancy & using with other aspirin-like drugs. Care in patients with asthma, diabetes, gastrosis, gout, haemophilia, liver conditions, low thrombocytes, nephrosis, peptic ulcer. Toxicity can be potentiated by alcohol, barbiturates & sedatives.