Known for relieving pain, and reducing inflammation &
fever, willow bark is derived from the bark of the white willow tree, which has
the scientific name Salix alba. This tree is native to Europe and Central Asia and has been in use as a medicinal element
for nearly 5,000 years.
HERB PHARM Willow Extract is prepared from the bark of Salix spp. trees which have been sustainably wildcrafted in their natural wild habitat.
To assure optimal extraction of Willow's bioactive compounds, the bark is hand-harvested in the spring, is carefully shade-dried and cleaned of excess wood, and is then thoroughly extracted.
Shake Well Before Using. Add 1 full squeeze of the dropper bulb to 2 oz. of water or juice, 2 to 5 times per day. Best taken between meals. 30mls is approximately 42 doses.
Distilled water, certified organic cane alcohol, certified organic vegetable glycerin & Willow extractives. Non-GMO & Gluten-Free
Dry herb / menstruum ratio: 1 : 5 Equivalent to approximately 140 mg of herb per 0.7 ml.
Unless you are sensitive to it, you should be fine to take White willow bark long-term at recommended doses. But don't take more than recommended. Higher than commonly recommended doses of this herb can cause stomach upset, nausea, or tinnitus (ringing in the ears). If any of these reactions develop, stop taking the herb.
- with medications that slow blood clotting, salicylate based medications or aspirin.
- if you are sensitive to aspirin, or if you have an ulcer or other gastrointestinal disorder.
- if you have tinnitus.
- if you are under age 16 with symptoms of a cold, the flu, or chicken pox
Health Benefits of Willow
Due to its rich blend of antioxidants and organic compounds, willow bark functions as a very successful analgesic. For thousands of years, it has been traditionally used to relieve pain from injuries and illness, with great success. In fact, more than 2,500 years ago, the earliest recorded use of a herb was of willow bark, in Chinese traditional medicine. Although it was mentioned in older texts dating back to the Egyptians, this was the first documented use of willow bark for pain relief
Inflammation takes on many different forms within our body. If you are looking to eliminate the inflammation in your respiratory tracts, gastrointestinal system, or joints, then willow bark can quickly soothe your symptoms. If you prepare a decoction or a tea of this bark, you will feel the inflammation and topical pain from arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gout, and other conditions disappear.
One of the most important anti-inflammatory properties of willow bark is in the reduction of fevers. Fevers are a symptom of an infection in the body, but reducing a fever or breaking it is important to speed up the healing process and get the organs working normally again. It has been used to treat fevers for thousands of years.
For many women who suffer from abnormally heavy periods or severe menstrual symptoms, taking a small glass of willow bark can do wonders for everything from period pains and cramping to mood swings and unnecessary stress hormones in the body. Its relaxing characteristics are particularly good in these circumstances, as they can help re-balance hormones in a woman’s body.
Soothes Stomach Disorders
The high content of tannins can help soothe the stomach and prevent gastrointestinal distress during other illnesses or periods of a weakened immune system. While willow bark can be slow-acting, its effects can be long-lasting, making it an effective herbal remedy to occasionally add to your health regimen, but it should not be consumed daily unless advised by a doctor or trained herbalist.
Many people turn to willow bark to enhance their weight loss efforts, namely because the herb combines so well with other fat-burning and metabolism-boosting substances. It can intensify the effects of these herbs in a healthy way, thereby increasing their efficacy and improving your results even further.
The high content of antioxidant compounds found in willow bark can have a major impact on the health of the skin. Whether applied topically or consumed, willow bark can increase blood flow to the skin due to its antioxidants, while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age marks. Furthermore, it can eliminate inflammation in the skin and ease the pain of insect bites and irritation.