Saturday, October 24, 2020

An Odd Anomaly

 Wild Medicine Herbal Deck ~ Willow

Tea or tincture decocted from bark, leaf, or root, chewed for toothache. In use at  least 3500 years as a poor man's aspirin, from the salicin in the bark. Not native to my state but majestic weepers and whites can be found on this, the rainy side, and on the desert side of the state you always know where a creek might be because they are lined with crack willows. Don't park your car under any of them, they drip sap. 

And now you know everything I know about willows. Not much, and no snappy or trenchant or wisenheimer remarks to add. I should mark this odd anomaly on my big white board...

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I welcome your thoughts. Good bad or indifferent; opinions are the lifeblood of conversation and I always learn something from a new point of view. Thank you for visiting, Sharyn