Organic Dried White Willow bark. Salix Alba. 1/2 ounce. Wild harvested in Maine.

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Organic White Willow Bark

  • 1/2 ounce weight
  • Botanical Name: Salix Alba
  • Organic, Kosher, Pesticide & Herbicide Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Wild Harvested in Maine

Uses: See below

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Description

White willow has been used to combat fevers and pain for thousands of years. Willow bark may be the oldest herb known to treat pain and inflammation, the oldest recorded use is by Chinese physicians in 500 B.C. White willow was also used in ancient Assyrian, Egyptian, and Greek medicine as well as by Native American healers in North America.

The inner bark of the white willow tree contains salicin, which is changed to salicylic acid in the body. The compound in aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, is derived from salicylic acid. Herbalists use white willow much the same as aspirin, ie; to reduce fevers, pain, and inflammation in conditions such as painful menstruation, arthritis, and neuralgia. White willow works slower but lasts longer than aspirin and has less side gastronomic side effects due to the large amounts of tannins that protect the stomach. Willow is used mainly in weight loss formulations to enhance the actions of other herbs. This is sometimes referred to as “stacking” in body building.

White willow can be used in skin and beauty treatments. Make a strong tea of the bark (decoction) and apply the cooled liquid to aid healing of sores, burns, or cuts. Decoctions of willow bark tea can be used as a gargle to treat inflamed gums.

* All October Fields Herbs are specifically grown on our farm, harvested and dried for medicinal and culinary use. All herbs noted as ‘Wild Harvested’ are sourced from our deep Maine woods. We NEVER harvest on roadsides, use herbicides or pesticides or plant any irradiated or GMO seeds. These are important factors to note when choosing the best herbs for you and your family.

October Fields products and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a health practitioner before using if you have any serious medical conditions, are pregnant, breast feeding, or currently taking medication.

Additional information

Weight5 oz
Dimensions5 × 5 × 5 in

1 review for Organic Dried White Willow bark. Salix Alba. 1/2 ounce. Wild harvested in Maine.

  1. Ronda

    Fast Shipping Packaged lovely, very satisfied will be ordering again soon.

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