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So i decided i should write an article on willow trees seeing as hardly anyone here knows much about them. I have done my research but do let me know if i get something wrong. Anyways, here it is and i hope you find it helpful :)~Willow Trees~ Salix Alba
Fifth month of the Celtic Tree calendar,April 15th - May 12thand fifth consonant of theOgham alphabet Saille, Willow trees are known to be the trees of enchantment, witchery, the Goddess, moon, water, dreaming, inspiration, and all things feminine. The willow tree is also said to be the Alder Trees (Also known as the king of the waters) Queen. Willow trees symbolically belong to the beginning of spring. It is also said that the words Witch, Wicca and Wicked have derived from the word Willow.
Greatly known for its pain-relieving qualities, willow has been used by healers for over 2000 years. Willow contains salicin which is converted to salicylic acid in the body. Salicylic acid is closely related to aspirin, the synthetic drug that has displaced willow bark from popular use. Willow bark can, if made into a decoction, be used to treat inflamed gums and tonsils and also as a footbath as a remedy for sweaty feet. It is always best to take the willows bark in the spring time- but only take what you need; if you take too much, the tree will die. Willow wood is also said to help with the following- new moon magick, creativity, fertility, female rites of passage, inspiration, emotion, binding. Love, Love divination, protection, healing. Burning willow or using willow incense will protect your house and fill it with the love and peace of the goddess, and bring out the feminine side to all those within the house. Willow wands are best used whenever there is a need to connect with intuition, dreams, visions and poetically inspired writings and images.
Okay so theres my post on Willow trees, I absolutely adore them and I really connect with them hence the reason why I found the name Willow. And I hope you all enjoyed JLet me know if I left something out and what you think.