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Willow

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The term Willow has Celtic origins and it means "near the water". The Willow both symbolically and naturally is linked to water. For the Celts in particular, and for other peoples in general, the Willow was considered a female goddess, and its worship, linked to lunar cycles and fertility, always held great importance throughout the centuries. It is a multi-use plant: for weaving panniers and baskets, as twine for woodpiles, we even find it in the salicylic acid of aspirin. Ideal for resourceful women!

Scientific name: Salix alba
Common name: White Willow
 

Surprisingly, it is part of the Salicaceae family. In Central Europe it is one of the most widespread species. It grows in floodplain and riparian forests. On meadows and stream banks you can see capped, thick-trunked specimens that provide precious habitat for insects and birds. Its leaves are narrow and elongated, the underside of which is covered with silky down.

Willow both symbolically and naturally is strongly related to water. For the Celts in particular, and for other peoples in general, the Willow was considered a female goddess, and its worship, linked to lunar cycles and fertility, always held great importance throughout the centuries.

White willow has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties due to its salicin content. When ingested, it is converted to salicylic acid.

( from 20,00  )

What makes it unique

7,00 Kg
of CO2 captured over a year
15 meters

reachable height

25 years

maximum life expectancy

Forests where you can grow your own Willow, adopting or giving it away.

Lago di Camazzole
Italy
Carmignano di Brenta (Padova)
Oasi di Crosara
Italy
Nove (VI)
Parco di San Colombano
Italy
Suzzara (MN)
Parco Fiume Brenta
Italy
Carmignano di Brenta (PD)
Parco Oglio Sud
Italy
Calvatone (CR)