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White Willow (Willow Bark)
used in a variety of conditions with symptoms of fever and pain. It’s analgesic effects are slower than that of aspiring, but of longer duration and without the gastric side effects. Mild flus and colds with fever, mild headaches and other pain caused by inflammation are indications for this plant. Salix sp. has been used for various forms of arthritis for centuries and is specific for RA and other systemic connective tissue conditions with inflammatory changes. Conditions with inflammation pain such as anyklosing spondylitis, gout, muscular rheumatism, joint pain, OA, osteoporosis, tendinitis, sprains, sciatica and neuralgia it can be of great use. It should be noted that the irreversible inhibition of platelet aggregation seen with aspirin cannot be induced by Willow.
White Willow (Willow Bark)
Salix alba
Astringent, Antiinflammatory, Antipyretic, Cardiac Tonic, Analgesic, Antiseptic, Immunosuppressive
Angelica, Boneset, Elder, Yellow Dock, Marshmallow
High doses may cause gastric & renal irritation
Most commonly used in tea preparations, and equally convenient as a capsule or extract. Also used to make lozenges, and salicin tablets. Dried bark: 1-3 g, TID (the effective dose of salicin is 60-120 mg/day). Decoction: 2-3 g/cup, simmer 20 min, TID. Ti