is a pain reliever. It contains salicin and salicylic acid. It also reduces
fever and inflammation, which are produced by the body in response to
injuries. It is good for headaches, backaches, nerve pain, tooth ache and
How It May
stomach, nausea, or ringing in the ears may result.
under the age of 16 should not use white willow if they have a cold,
influenza, or other viral illness.
salicylates may cause Reye's syndrome, a potentially fatal condition.
with ulcers or other stomach problems should use white willow with caution,
because it can worsen stomach ills.
It also may
interfere with the absorption of iron and other minerals when taken
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
dried bark, tincture, tea, and capsules.