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Willow catkins - a source of salicin, a substance similar to aspirin
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Willow catkin is an early source of pollen for bees. In the past, poor people used it for culinary purposes, a mash of this simmering. In herbal medicine the bark of branches, leaves and the catkins are the source of active principles. Due to the salicin it can be used successfully as a substitute for aspirin.
The image was taken using a Nikon D40X camera and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF lens, with the following settings: exposure time – 1/200 seconds, focal length – 50 mm, ISO – 200, F- number – 5.6.

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