The dired bark is used in the treatment of arthritis, gout, rheumatism, inflammatory stages of auto-immune disises, dysentery, neuralgia, diarrhoea, illnesses and headache.
The bark contains salicin. It is used as an anodyne and febrifuge.
Wheras the leaves are used internally in the treatment of minor feverish illnesses and colic. Sallows' leaves can be used fresh or dired.