White Willow Bark (Salix alba)
Love, Love Divination, Protection, Healing
Leaves are carried or used in mixtures to attract love. The wood is used to make magical wands dedicated to Moon Magic.
All parts of the white willow guard against evil and can be carried or placed in the home for this purpose. "Knock on wood"
Leaves, bark and wood are used in healing work.
Crush the bark, mix with sandalwood and burn at the waning Moon outdoors to conjure spirits.
Magical brooms, especially Witch's brooms, are traditionally bound with a willow branch.
Other names: Osier, Pussy Willow, Saille, Salicyn Willow, Saugh Tree, Tree of Enchantment, White Willow, Witches' Asprin, Withe, Withy
Ritual Uses: Burial mounds in Britain which are sited near marshes and lakes were often lined with willows, probably for symbolic associations with death.
Deities: Artemis, Ceres, Hecate, Persophone, Hera, Mercury, Belili, Belinus
Powers: Love, Love Divination, Protection, Healing