Red willow bark is a popular medicinal plant used by Native Americans in many forms. It can be made into tea or tincture, or can be chewed raw. Comments: White Willow is so named because the undersides of the leaves are a pale white. It can also be smoked or puffed like a tobacco or cigarette for effects in the lungs, air passage, stomach, eyes, ears and the bloodstream. Common Uses: Baskets, utility wood, crates, furniture, cricket bats, carvings, and other small specialty wood items. Willow bark is the bark from several varieties of the willow tree, including white willow or European willow, black willow or pussy willow, crack willow, purple willow, and others. Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.