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Weeping-WillowHealing Properties: Willow sap is effective in removing facial blemishes. The sap may also be used to treat dandruff. Willow bark is an effective pain killer, as it contains the active ingredient in aspirin. Chewing the bark or making an infusion of it releases this healing power. The bark is also an astringent, and may be rubbed on the joints to ease arthritis pain. The juice of the bark is also effective in treating heartburn, and as a diuretic. Infusions from the bark may be used as a remedy for fevers, colds, and sinus infections.Apply willow sap directly to the skin to cure acne.
Magical Uses: Willow is one of the nine firewoods to be added to the Belfire for the festival of Beltane (May 1). The Nine Sacred Woods of the Belfire are birch, oak, rowan, willow, hawthorn, hazel, apple, grapevine and fir. Willows are the sacred tree of the Moon Goddess. It is the tree of dreaming, intuition and deep emotions. Use willow for matters of creativity and fertility. Because its aspect is feminine, branches of willow may also be used ceremonially for female rights of passage. Willows are linked with powerful moon magic, and with sexual energy of a feminine nature. The early spring festival of Imbolc is this tree’s time to shine.It is the power of inspiration, love divination, protection in matters of love, and healing; especially healing of an emotional kind.
Since some willows can grow from a fallen willow branch, willow is also associated with the power of immortality. A wand made of willow can be used to draw down the moon, and witches brooms are traditionally bound with a willow branch.
Gods/Goddesses Associated with This Tree/Plant: Blodeuwedd, Ariadne