White Willow Bark
White willow bark is used for conditions that cause pain, inflammation, or fever, such as:
Acute back pain, Fever, Flu, Joint pain, Osteoarthritis, Pain.
- 800 mg
- 100 capsules
- For adults, take one (1) capsule three to six times daily, preferably with meals. Capsules may be opened and prepared as a tea.
White Willow Bark Benefits
White willow bark is taken from a tree found mainly in Asia and Europe and has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes.
The active ingredient in willow bark is called salicin.
Salicin has been produced synthetically, but it is harder for the stomach to absorb and has led to a number of stomach problems.
A gentler synthetic version was then produced and is known to users today as aspirin. However, even though it is gentler, aspirin still has a reputation for being an irritant on the stomach lining.
Therefore, many people prefer to take white willow bark rather than the artificial version, as it more gentle on the stomach.
Willow bark extract has a number of benefits including:
- Easing the inflammation and aches of back pain and joint pain. This includes easing the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.
- Easing fever and flu symptoms (but should not be given to children).
- Helping to relieve headaches and migraine.
- The herb can reduce the frequency of night sweats and hot flashes in those going through menopause.
- The bark can be applied externally to remove warts.
- The pain-relieving properties of the herb can help those who suffer from menstrual cramps, and the salicin can help to regulate hormones.
- When combined with other herbs, it is thought to be beneficial for weight loss by promoting the metabolism of fat in the body.
- White willow bark has been used to relieve toothaches.
- It has blood-thinning properties so may be beneficial for those at risk of clotting or strokes. The herb should not be used by those already taking blood thinning medication.
Willow Bark Tea
A number of studies have been carried out on white willow bark that show it does have natural pain-killing properties and is beneficial for a number of painful conditions.
Users can make willow bark tea by steeping up to two grams of the bark in hot water for several minutes. The tea should be strained thoroughly before consuming.
It is thought that drinking several cups of the tea over the course of the day will have a similar effect to two aspirin tablets. The herb is also available in the form of a tincture, extract, and powder, and the leaves of the tree can be made into an infusion.
WARNING: If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. Avoid this product if you are allergic to aspirin. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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