What is white willow bark? This beautiful herb, that is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-septic, is used in most pharmaceutical medicines for pain relief, but by itself is exceptionally potent.
White Willow Bark relieves the following:
- Pain associated with tension and migraines, headaches
- Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
- Lower back pain, muscle pain
White Willow Bark treats the following:
- Auto-immune disease
- Menstrual cramps
- Disease of the spine
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Fever, common cold, flu
- Weight loss as it induces perspiration
- Nerve pain, toothache
- Kidney, urethra, bladder, and urinary tract infections
- Diarrhea, sour stomach, heartburn
Used externally, White Willow Bark helps to treat cuts, burns, wounds, sores, sweaty feet, dandruff, and can be used as a mouthwash to ease tonsilitis and sore mouth and gums.
Contains: Salicylic acid, Apigenin, Beta-carotene, Cathechin, Lignin, Rutin, Salicin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, B Vitamins, Vitamin C
Cautions: This herb slows blood clotting so do not use 2 weeks prior to surgery. Do not take with other pain relievers. Do not take if you are allergic or sensitive to aspirin. Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use if you have kidney disease.
Directions: 1-2 tsp to 1 cup boiling water, drink 3-4 times daily.
Tea can be used as a mouth wash as well or applied to skin as a poultice.