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White Willow Bark

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  • 5 Units in Stock

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White Willow Bark
Salix alba L. Plant Family: Salicaceae
Organic
1 ounce

White Willow Bark has been used historically for pain and headaches. White Willow Bark is the original aspirin. It does not seem to have the harsh effect that aspirin may have on your stomach.

Native to North America, northern Asia, and much of Africa, the willow is a low-growing deciduous tree bearing long, green, tapering leaves and catkins in spring. Bark is stripped from young trees in the spring for use in herbal medicines. Native American healers used willow bark long before Columbus or the Vikings landed. The conversion of willow bark to aspirin began in 1828 when German chemist Felix Hoffmann isolated the active ingredient and named it salicin. In 1899, the Bayer company began manufacturing and selling a modified form of the willow bark chemical acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. This first of the modern miracle medicines has been a mainstay in the treatment of joint pain ever since.

Typical Preparations:

Most commonly used in tea preparations, and equally convenient as a capsule or extract. Also used to make lozenges, and salicin tablets.

Precautions:

Specific: Do not use if allergic to aspirin or other salicylate-containing drugs. Do not administer to children or adolescents with viral infections due to the possibility of Reye's syndrome.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Packaged in a lined food safe, re-sealable Kraft bag with window.

Information about herbs, oils and body care products on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any diseases or health concerns.



This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 September, 2011.




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