Nodule

Nodule

Posted on 06/17/2015


Photo taken on June  2, 2015


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Aspirin
Treasure Hunt
TH6/15/14
White Willow Tree
Anti-inflammatory
pain-killer


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White Willow

White Willow
Treasure Hunt: Medicinal Plants;

When I was young and I had a headache I would simply stick my head out of a window... that would get rid of the Pane! :-}}

A favourite with the Druids, this plant is well documented in history as being properly medicinal. Ancient Pharonic hieroglyphs, Sumerian texts and ancient Greek records dating back beyond 2000bc have it listed as anti-inflammatory. The active ingredient is 'Salicin' which, when treated with sodium salicylate becomes acetylsalicylic acid otherwise known today as 'Aspirin'
White Willow grows all over Eurasia.

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DeForest Ranger
DeForest Ranger
What a magnificent, glorious pair of willows! Really, Mr. Toad and Ratty need to be in there somewhere.
2 years ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
A great picture Nigel
2 years ago.
Weld with Rob
Weld with Rob
What a cool sky behind :-}
When I was diagnosed with arthritis I was prescribed Salicin rich pills. Bright orange pee ;-}
2 years ago.
Oh Kaye
Oh Kaye
I think the shade alone would be medicinial!
2 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Willow trees definitely have a soothing effect, even if you just sit underneath them and listen to the breeze blowing gently through the branches!
2 years ago.