White willow is a deciduous tree commonly found along riverbanks and moist woodland settings in eastern North America, England, North Africa and some parts of Asia. Also known as Cricket Bat Willow, Basket Willow and Crack Willow, the tree provides dramatic flair in the landscape with its long and graceful, sweeping branches that sway with the wind. White willow bark is well known as a natural source of salicylates, agents collectively serving as the forerunner of aspirin.
White Willow Bark c/s, 1/4 lb
White willow, also known as European willow, is a species of willow tree native to Europe, Asia and eastern North America.
Native Americans commonly stripped the inner white pith of the bark to make topical ointments. Whole pieces of white willow bark are also tinctured, or decocted to make infusions and teas.