Medicinal plants: Salix alba L.

Eugeniya S. Vasfilova

The article presents data on biologically active substances contained in Salix alba L. and belonging to various groups of phenolic compounds. From ancient times to the present day, different organs of this willow have been in use for medicinal purposes. The author provides a detailed account of diverse historic and contemporary usages of S. alba in medicine. A review of data on modern medications based on raw white willow material includes a brief discussion of possible adverse side effects and contraindications.
Skvortsovia: 5(4): 10 — 21 (published on line 10 July 2020)