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Willow bark uses-help me?
Post # 1

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I recently took the wood off my new willow wood wand and i am left with shavings of willow bark. I don't want to put them to waste so i would really like some ideas on how to use it. If you could also add the qualities of willow bark i would be very grateful. Thanks in advance,


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Re: Willow bark uses-help me?
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The bark of the Willow tree (willow bark) has a lot of medicinal properties. It contains salicin that works no less than aspirin, but naturally. The bark was used for various treatments in the ancient times for therapeutic values. Willow bark contains flavonoids, catechins, tannins and glycosides which act like anti inflammatory and analgesic and help in healing various internal and external problems.
Health properties are most known about willow bark. For migrane head aches, willow bark is very beneficiary. The aspirin property of the ba rk helps in reducing migrane attacks. Drinking the concoction of the willow bark will gradually bring relief. Drinking tea that contains willow bark has the potential to help one with high fever if drank daily. Willow bark is also good for the heart's health. Drinking the bark everyday, would prevent heart attacks and strokes. willow bark contains salicin which helps in relieving back ache, so i can tell you for sure that it is recommended by doctors.The bark extract can also be a good remedy for arthritis, particularly rheumatic arthritis. Drinking a teasppon of the bark extract can keep these bone problems at bay. Willow bark has many health benefits. Apart from the ones listed above it can successfully cure any type of body pain and works like a good antiseptic as well as like an antipyretic. It is also suggested during menstrual cramps and even during tooth ache. All in all, it works like a natural boon to pains and aches! Unfortunately i could tell you only shortly about the other magic uses of willow bark, but you can simply be creative and use it for such properties or others.

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Re: Willow bark uses-help me?
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I would also like to add that willows are commonly found near ancient British burial sites and the willow is considered to bea guardian tree, said to protect from evil influences. The willow tree has a healing aura that blesses all it touches. All parts of the willow guard against evil and can be carried or placed in the home for this purpose. It's bark can be used for it as well, since all of its parts areeffective.

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Re: Willow bark uses-help me?
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 4
Willow is a tree associated with the Goddess and with feminine energies. Shavings of willow bark could be dried and blended with other ingredients to make a Goddess incense.
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Re: Willow bark uses-help me?
By: / Novice
Post # 5
I'd make tea. As said before willow bark is an amazing herb for both magical and medicinal properties. The tea cures and prevents a whole host of musculature and skeletal problems as well as tasting absolutely amazing. It's about a tea spoon of bark per cup of water and I find it tastes great with lemon, many people also drink it with honey as it can be a little bitter with just the lemon but still delicious.
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