Folk Vaanira Vaalunja

Action ► Dried leaves—anti-inflammatory, given in rheumatism, swellings, piles. Bark—febrifuge.

The bark is reported to contain 6.5% tannin, also salicin A.

Salix viminalis Linn. (The Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim) is known as Basket Willow and the Osier.

Salmalia malabarica (DC) Schott &Endl.

The bark contains 8.2%-8.8% tannin and phenol glycosides, fragilin, picein, salicin (0.13%), salicortin, salireposide, triandrin and vimalin. Salicase, and calcium and potassium nitrates are also reported from the bark.

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