Event Title

Salix alba - medicinal benefit and phytoremediation potential

Session

Pharmaceutical and Natural Sciences

Description

Analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic and astringent are some of known effects of willow bark of Salix alba, that makes it useful in treatment of some health conditions. Considering these effects, willow bark has been used in preparation of pharmaceutical formulations to treat many different types of pain, including back pain, toothache, menstrual cramps and rheumatic pains. Except this, willow bark potential to accumulate large quantities of toxic metals/metalloids has been proven. Transfer factor of significant importance based on obtained data, is observed in the following order zinc ˃ copper ˃ cadmium ˃ nickel. The highest value of transfer factor for zinc from soil to willow bark ranged from 0.07 to 0.8, for copper ranged between 0.06 and 0.47, for cadmium to 0.2, and for nickel to 0.11. Research data has shown that the uptake of cadmium in the willow is in proportion with soil concentration.

Keywords:

willow bark, transfer factor, metal uptake, phytoremediation

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

First Page

1

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.79

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Salix alba - medicinal benefit and phytoremediation potential

Analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic and astringent are some of known effects of willow bark of Salix alba, that makes it useful in treatment of some health conditions. Considering these effects, willow bark has been used in preparation of pharmaceutical formulations to treat many different types of pain, including back pain, toothache, menstrual cramps and rheumatic pains. Except this, willow bark potential to accumulate large quantities of toxic metals/metalloids has been proven. Transfer factor of significant importance based on obtained data, is observed in the following order zinc ˃ copper ˃ cadmium ˃ nickel. The highest value of transfer factor for zinc from soil to willow bark ranged from 0.07 to 0.8, for copper ranged between 0.06 and 0.47, for cadmium to 0.2, and for nickel to 0.11. Research data has shown that the uptake of cadmium in the willow is in proportion with soil concentration.