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Salix babylonica is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 12.00 metres tall. It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials.
It contains anthelmintic, antiseptic, antiarthritic, astringent, analgesic, anticarcinogenic, antipyretic, antimalarial, antioxidant, antifungal, anthelmintic, and antibacterial, and these activities are related to the content of secondary compounds, such as the benzyl.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
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How to plant/cultivate
Succeeds in most soils, including wet, ill-drained or intermittently flooded soils, but prefers a damp, heavy soil in a sunny position.
Commonly seen growing in areas
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