Willow has always been used to protect against diseases caused by wet conditions. The bark and leaves contain salicylic acid, a good painkiller, which is the origin of aspirin.
The Chinese see the Willow as a tree of immortality, as it has the unique ability to grow from a very small branch. It is believed that the Greek healer Asclepius used a particular variety of Willow (Angus custus) to cure infertility.
The bark can also be used in incense to heal deep emotional problems, as it clears the mind and restores morale.
As enchantment trees, Willows have formed magical groves that have inspired poets, artists, musicians, priests and priestesses. They acquired eloquence, the gift of prophecy and inspiration through meditation.
In pagan religions, the Willow is a symbol of fertility. It is used at the festival of Beltaine as a ritual wand. The druids used magic wands cut from Maursault Willow as protective charms. All parts of the Willow protect against evil and can be carried on one's person or taken into the house.
Traditional charms made from Willow leaves attract love. Wishes are granted by the Willow if they are made in the right way. Willow leaves, bark and wood can be used as healing charms, especially if used in incense.
On female trees, the silver catkins become pointed gray leaves, but on male trees they fill with pollen and turn golden. Druids cut their wands on male Marsault Willows, as this change from silver to gold was considered a magical artifact. The golden grains emerging from the silver are considered a powerful symbol of the alchemists' art.
Use: Love, fertility, protection, inspiration and meditation.
Not for food consumption.
Bag of 20 gr