Willow bark is a component of Biofiton Healthy Joints, Joint Mobility supplements.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Willow (Salix purpurea, ang. willow) – a species of shrub belonging to the willow family. Often grown.

PHARMACOLOGY
Vaccinations and decoctions from the willow bark are used in rheumatic diseases, in febrile diseases, in joint and muscle pains, in headaches (including migraines), bowel catarrh and in inflammatory states of the gastrointestinal tract manifesting themselves eg by diarrhea.

CHEMISTRY
The willow bark contains from 1 to 7% of phenolic glycoside – salicin, in addition glucose fragilina, salicortin, tremulacin and populin. Important active ingredients are also flavonoids (quercetin, luteolin, eriodicine, naringin), salicylic acid, ferulic acid, p-coumaric acid, coffee and tannins (8-20%). Twigs with leaves contain about 6-9% salicylic compounds.

MORPHOLOGY
Sort
Shrub with a spherical crown, reaching a height of up to 3 m.
Stalk
Stems erect, thin, shiny and very flexible. They grow thickly and are stained purple and red, only the older branches are gray-green (they are similar to the shoots of an open willow). Its shoots are bitter because they contain salicylic acid. As a result, they are not eaten by animals.
Leaves
Conversely lanceolate, dull, on the upper side dark green, on the underside of a blue-green color. They are similar to fragile willow leaves [3]. They have a length of up to 12 cm and are set on the most-winding rush, but there are also opposite leaves, which among the willows is a characteristic feature of this species only. Above half are balled. The young leaves are hairy, but they quickly become naked.
Flowers
It is a dioecious plant. Feminine and male female cats, 2 cm long, are seated. Male cats are shorter. Threads of their stamens with red or black anthers are fused. The posts in the female inflorescences are sessile, pubescent with short and thick birthmarks.
Fruit

A bag with numerous and small seeds.

OCCURRENCE
Willow occurs in Asia (in Mongolia), North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and throughout almost Europe.

BOTANY
The willow grows mainly in the valleys of rivers, streams, over ponds, on wet meadows. Requires a substrate with high humidity – is hygrophyte. It grows on poor, sandy and pebble soils. Nanofanerofit. In the classification of plant communities, the species characteristic for the class Salicetea purpureae. Blooms before the development of leaves, from March to mid-June. The flowers produce nectar and are pollinated by insects. Seeds sown by the wind.