White Willow Bark is Nature’s answer for a natural pain relieve.
Willow bark’s pain relieving potential has been recognized throughout history. Willow bark was commonly used during the time of Hippocrates, when people were advised to chew on the bark to relieve pain and fever.
The salicin in White Willow Bark Extract is often thought of as a natural alternative to aspirin without the damaging effects that the latter may have on the body over time. Salicin and the other antioxidants that make up Willow Bark can also protect the body’s healthy cells from free radical damage. However, this extract is not intended to cure any specific illness or disease.
Studies and researches identify that Willow Bark can help with:
- Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Analgesic
- Immune boosting capabilities
- Headache, Toothache, Backache
- Osteoarthritis, Arthritis
- Rheumatory and inflammatory disorders
- PMS, Menstrual cramps
- Muscular pains and strains
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Cuts, wounds, burns
- Colds, flu and fever
- Painful articular (joint) conditions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis
- Wards off heart attack and stroke
- Prevents migraine headaches
Serving Size & Timing
It is suggested that this supplement be taken in a daily serving size between 400 and 1600mg. This maximum allowance should not be exceeded. This particular blend of extract contains at least 15% salicin.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 400mg (1/8 tsp) to 1600mg (scant 1/2 tsp) per day, or as directed by a physician. (15% salicin dosage)
Add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of bark to a pot of boiling water. Brew for 10 minutes, strain and enjoy! White willow tastes bitter and astringent. To improve the taste, you can add lemon and sweetener of your choice. You can also mix it into an herbal tea.
Safety Tip Aspirin upsets some people's stomachs, but most herbalists say white willow bark rarely causes this problem. If stomach gets upset, nausea, or ringing in the ears develops, reduce your dose or discontinue use. Pregnant women and those with chronic gastrointestinal conditions such as ulcers, colitis, or Crohn's disease should not use this herb.