Recommended to use when contacting the spirits of the dead; Scott Cunningham suggests mixing willow with sandalwood and burn at the waning moon to conjure spirits.
Strong in its healing energy, it can be added to all baths and other preparations to heal both the body and soul. Women know that there are times when you feel you need a really good cry, and having a bath with some willow is a positive way to release this energy.
Willow bark acts a lot like aspirin, so it is used for pain, including headache, muscle or joint pain, menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis, gout, and a disease of the spine called ankylosing spondylitis. Willow bark's pain-relieving potential has been recognized throughout history