White Willow Bark
Amount: 2 oz.
May Help With: Cold, Fever, Flu, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Headaches, Menstrual Cramps, Arthritis
White willow bark has pain-relieving and fever-reducing properties. Alternative practitioners contend that willow bark can safely treat a host of pain disorders, including headache, low back pain, menstrual pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The growing popularity of natural medicines has fueled a renewed interest in willow bark. It is considered by some to be a reasonable alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, and Advil (ibuprofen).
- Heat 1-2 cups of water in a kettle or bring 1-2 cups of water to a low boil in a saucepan.
- Put 1-2 tsp of white willow bark into a small, handheld stainless steel strainer.
- Place strainer over tea cup or mug of choice.
- Pour boiling water over the white willow bark into a cup.
NOTE: The statements made regarding this product have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult your physician before implementing any new dietary supplements, especially if you have a preexisting medical condition or if you are taking any prescribed medications. This product is not intended to substitute other means of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing disease.