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How to Make Willow Catkins Tea for Weather Sensitivity

by Andreea Laza

Want to learn how to make willow catkins tea for weather sensitivity? Continue reading this article and find out how.

The willow is the first tree to announce spring by shooting its fluffy catkins first, then the first to leaf out, and, finally, one of the last trees to lose its leaves in late autumn. In Romanian ethnology, willow catkins are used in many ancient rituals and beliefs, especially rituals of fertility, and protection of cattle and crops. But especially in love rituals. Young unmarried men would place willow catkins at the gate of their beloved to comfort them and soften their souls. But did you know that willow catkins make an extraordinary tea for weather sensitivity? Let’s get to the recipe, but first.

How to Make Willow Catkins Tea for Weather Sensitivity

How to Harvest Willow Catkins

The willow catkins are harvested early in the spring, but only those that are completely open, yellowish-green in color, with a subtle, barely perceptible scent (the white small puffs are unopen willow catkins). Harvest catkins only from unpolluted areas, as they can adsorb atmospheric pollution. Detach the willow catkins from the branches, and dry them in a thin layer in the shade, immediately after harvesting. After complete drying, store them in paper bags.

White willow (Salix alba) is the most commonly used willow for therapeutic purposes, but you can also use its wilder cousin that grows in mountainous areas, known as goat willow (Salix caprea), and the weeping willow (Salix babylonica) from the urban areas.

How to Make Willow Catkins Tea for Weather Sensitivity
Willow catkins on the verge of blooming (opening up)

How to Make Willow Catkins Tea

To increase the healing power of the willow catkins tea, we combine the cold maceration with the hot infusion, thus preserving its active principles. This is how to make willow catkins tea.

  • Soak 2-3 tsp of crushed willow catkins in 1/2 cup of room temperature water overnight.
  • Strain and leave aside.
  • Scald the used catkins in 1/2 cup of boiling water for 20 minutes.
  • Strain and combine with the cold maceration.

To enjoy its health benefits, you can drink up to 3 cups a day of willow catkins tea, 15 minutes before the meal.

How to Use Willow Catkins Tea for Weather Sensitivity

To reduce weather sensitivity symptoms, drink one cup of willow catkins tea in the morning and another one in the evening, on an empty stomach. This tea has a bitter-astringent taste, which may not be very pleasant, but on the other hand, it has an extraordinary regulatory action on the nervous system and helps reduce the receptivity of the body to meteorological phenomena, especially weather sensitivity,, and seasonal changes. Willow catkins tea prevents and alleviates headaches, insomnia, and anxiety caused by sudden changes in weather, especially caused by low atmospheric pressure, etc.

Read Also: How to Make Hazel Catkins Tea & Use for Spring Detox

If you’ve enjoyed learning how to make willow catkins tea and what to use it as natural medicine, namely natural immunity and spring detox aid. Let us know in the comment section below if you have ever used tree catkins as a natural medicine and how. Stay healthy, naturally!

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