The Little Flower

White Willow Bark (Organic)

$1.70

White Willow Bark

Salix lucida

Historical documents tell us that this tree was used, in part, to relieve pain by Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, Galen and in ancient Egypt and the Middle East . The white willow was native to parts of Europe, and Central and Western Asia.  

It was also used to address rheumatism, gout, and fevers. In the 19th century, early chemists were able to isolate the property which provides the anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect of the inner bark from this tree: Salicin. It later became the inspiration and basis for development of aspirin, which is a variation of the salicin, called acetylsalicylic acid, and sparked the beginning of the chemical pharmaceutical industry as we know it today.

Recent studies confirm the value of white willow bark for pain relief, with fewer potential side effects, compared to the commercial pharmaceutical pain relievers.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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