The use of willow bark dates back thousands of years, to the time of Hippocrates (400 BC)
when patients were advised to chew on the bark to reduce fever and inflammation. Willow
bark has been used throughout the centuries in China and Europe, and continues to be used
today for the treatment of pain (particularly low back pain and osteoarthritis), headache,
and inflammatory conditions such as bursitis and tendinitis. The bark of white willow
contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). It is
thought to be responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the
herb. In fact, in the 1800s, salicin was used to develop aspirin. White willow appears to
be slower than aspirin to bring pain relief, but its effects may last longer. Studies have
identified several other components of willow bark that have antioxidant, fever-reducing,
antiseptic, and immune-boosting properties.
Side effects tend to be mild. However, stomach upset, ulcers and
stomach bleeding are potentially side effects of all compounds containing salicylates.
Overdoses of willow bark may cause skin rash, stomach inflammation/irritation, nausea,
vomiting, kidney inflammation, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
Salicylates are not recommended during pregnancy, so pregnant and
breastfeeding women should not take willow bark.
Because willow bark contains salicylates, it might interact with
a number of drugs and herbs. Talk to your doctor before taking willow bark if you take any
other medications, herbs, or supplements.
bark may interact with any of the following:
Anticoagulants (blood-thinning medications) Willow bark may strengthen the effects of drugs and
herbs with blood-thinning properties, and increase the risk of bleeding.
including Atenolol (Tenormin), Metoprolol
(Lopressor, Toprol-XL), Propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA). Willow bark may make these
drugs less effective.
Diuretics (water pills) Willow bark may make these drugs less effective.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen
(Aleve). Taking willow bark with these drugs may increase risk of stomach bleeding.
and phenytoin (Dilantin) Willow
may increase levels of these drugs in the body, resulting in toxic levels.
2 tbsp. or four capsules of Willow Bark, empty capsules in water container
2 quarts warm filtered water ( Mix well )
Temperature 103° Fahrenheit
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