Botanical name: Salix alba
White Willow Bark
Native to: Europe, North Africa and Asia
Contraindications: Consult with your doctor if already taking medication to help thin the blood.
Actions: Anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-rheumatic and painkilling properties which can aid to relieve rheumatism, painful joints and pain (similar to aspirin). Fever- reducing qualities.
Description: Traditionally known for its use to treat arthritic and rheumatic pains, particularly
of the back, knees, joints and hips. Its anti-inflammatory, painkilling and anti- rheumatic properties assist with these conditions, as well as having been used for osteoarthritis and lower back pain.
White willow has been used to treat high fevers and reduce headaches. This cooling herb may also prove useful in treating menopausal symptoms as it can reduce sweating and hence aid with hot flushes and night sweats.
All information on this site is for informational purposes only. We do stress that you should talk with your health professional if you suffer from an existing health condition, or if you are on other medication, prior to consumption of our products.
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