Fresh, whole, non certified organic willow branches (with flowers in season)
The Willow flower essence is for feeling resentful, inflexible or bitter, for the tendency to blame others and see oneself as the victim. It fosters acceptance, forgiveness, and taking responsibility for one’s life situation.
We can understand these qualities when we look at the Willow tree itself. It is all about flexibility and flow. Willow loves to grow near the water, and its branches bend without breaking. It is full of life, so much so that even fences made from willow posts will sprout. Willow bark, related to our common remedy aspirin, is used for the stiffness and pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
To make a tincture
Fill a glass jar with strips of freshly harvested willow bark, from first year growth. Pack down somewhat so that the jar is full of willow bark. Cover the willow bark with vodka and cap. Place in a warm spot and shake once a day to distribute the alcohol through the plant material. After a month, strain the liquid and put in a coloured glass bottle, to protect the herb. Cap tightly. Label with Salix Alba, Willow Bark tincture and store in a Cool, dark place
Whole, intact branches
You can request any size you’d like. There may be extra shipping charges for extra long branches.
You’ll receive 5 branches, approx 8-10” in length. Flowered branches available through autumn.