White Willow Bark Herbal Extract
Salix alba Herbal Extract 1:4 50%
6.00 per ounce
Also known as Common Willow and European Willow
History: The Ancient Greek physician Dioscoides wrote that the bark of the White Willow tree has the ability to reduce fevers and pain. It was only discovered in modern times that the tree was rich in salicin, a natural pain reliever. In fact, the original recipe for aspirin called for the bark of the White Willow tree, although the modern aspirin is completely synthetic.
Uses: Willow bark is used to ease pain and reduce inflammation. Researchers believe that the chemical salicin, found in willow bark, is responsible for these effects. However, studies show several other components of willow bark, including plant chemicals called polyphenols and flavonoids, have antioxidant, fever-reducing, antiseptic, and immune-boosting properties. Some studies show willow is as effective as aspirin for reducing pain and inflammation (but not fever), and at a much lower dose. Scientists think that may be due to other compounds in the herb.
Active Ingredients: Glycosides (1.5-11%): salicylates (salicin, salicortin, populin, fragilin, tremulacin) · Tannins (8-20%), Aromatic aldehydes and acids: (salidroside, vanillin, syringin, salicylic acid, caffeic and ferulic acids), Salicyl alcohol (saligenin), Flavonoids
Actions: Analgesic, Anticoagulant, antithrombotic, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Antipyretic;
Keep away from children. Consult your health care professional before use.
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