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Herb of the Week - White Willow Bark

Tall and beautiful, White Willow trees- or Salix alba- grow in many places around the world. They adorn our yards, our forests, and our parks. Little do most know, the bark of of the White Willow tree has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. In fact, it was this bark that inspired the creation of the first aspirin for a pain reliever. Indigenous and native people groups worldwide have documented use of this amazing bark, even Hippocrates studied and used this herb. Today herbalists use it internally and topically.

Traditional Herbal Uses of White Willow Bark:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain Relief
  • Rheumatism
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Toothache
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood thinner

Borrowed from TriLight Health

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