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SALIX TETRASPERMA

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Family ► Salicaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the greater part of India, along the banks of rivers and streams.

English ► Indian Willow.

Ayurvedic ► Jalavetasa, Naadeya, Niketan, Baishi.

Siddha/Tamil ► Attupalai.

Folk ► Vaanira, Vaalunja.

Action ► Dried leaves—antiinflammatory, given in rheumatism, swellings, piles. Bark—febrifuge.

The bark is reported to contain 6.5% tannin, also salicin A.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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