There are about 450 different types of willow. Its natural area of distribution ranges from all parts of the northern temperate region to the Arctic. This supple tree, which can reach a height of 30 meters, prefers predominantly damp ground and flourishes in water courses, ditches and on wetlands.
Since ancient times healers have used willow for its anti-inflammatory properties. The cosmetic industry effectively uses this medicinal plant to treat flaking, itchy scalps, because willow bark soothes irritated skin.