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      Benefits of White Willow Bark

      Salix Alba

      White willow bark information

      White Willow is used by herbal practitioners in the treatment of rheumatism and arthritis.

      White willow can be used for:



      Reducing inflammation and pain

      Rheumatoid arthritis

      Ankylosing spondilitis

      Reducing fevers


      White willow contains salicylates so should be avoided in patients with known sensitivity to aspirin and iboprofen type products

      Active compounds

      Phenolic glycosides, flavonoids, tannins

      What herbal practitioners say about White willow

      White willow is used to relieve inflammation and pain caused by conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism, especially in cases where the symptoms are made worse by cold and damp weather.  It helps to reduce connective tissue inflammation as suffered in rheumatoid arthritis and can be used for lower back pain.  White willow can also be used in the treatment of fevers. 

      Tincture dose

      Adult dose:                 1.5 - 3mls three times a day.  

      Children’s dose:        0.8 – 1.1mls three times a day.

      Based on a ratio of fresh herb to alcohol of 1:2

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