Metaphysical Properties Of White Willow Bark
Official Name: Salix alba
Other Names: Osier, Pussy Willow, Saille, Salicy Willow, Saugh Tree, Tree of Enchantment, White Willow, Witches' Apron, Withe, Withy
Planet: Moon, Neptune, Saturn
Metaphysical Powers: Healing, Wishes, Binding
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of White Willow Bark
- Brings blessings of the moon into one's life and guards against negativity & evil forces.
- Used in healing spells.
The bark of the white willow contains salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). In combination with the herb's potent anti-inflammatory plant compounds (called flavonoids), salicin is thought to be responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the herb.