The bark of the White Willow tree, which is native to Europe and Central Asia, has been used for over 5,000 years as a powerful pain relief remedy. This bark was used by the Ancient Egyptians to treat pain and inflammation, and Hippocrates and Dioscorides recommended it as a treatment for gout and rheumatic joint diseases.
Salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin, is found in the bark of white willow (acetylsalicylic acid). Salicin is thought to be responsible for the herb’s pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects when combined with the herb’s powerful anti-inflammatory plant compounds (called flavonoids). So it is nature’s painkiller. In a study of 200 people suffering from lower back pain, those given White Willow bark experienced a significant reduction in pain when compared to those given a placebo. Furthermore, people who received higher doses experienced greater pain relief.
it is commonly used for all sorts of pain, such as arthritis to menstrual issues. In both of these examples, the anti-inflammatory effect combines with the pain-killing to provide effective relief.
Since Salicin is similar to aspirin, many believe that White Willow may be beneficial for heart health (in the same way that taking small daily doses of aspirin is).
White Willow can also be used externally. It contains powerful antioxidant compounds that have been shown to have a very positive effect on the skin. It increases blood flow to the skin, nourishing it and helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
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