WEEK 5: The Headache Tree

Willow Shade-  Olympic Park 50x 60cm Niamh Cunningham 倪芙瑞莲 2016 (Wan Liu Properties collection)



The bark and milky sap of willows contains salicylic acid which is used to treat headaches and fever. Young deers can be found rubbing their new antlers against the bark to ease the itch. Even as far back as  400BC the famed ancient physician Hippocrates prescribed bark and leaves of salix  ( willow) to reduce pain and fever.  

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