Looking for a natural way to relieve minor aches and pains? For thousands of years, white willow bark has been used in traditional medicine to soothe and ease. The white willow tree is the original source of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) products like Aspirin. This natural herb contains salicin which, in combination with anti-inflammatory flavonoids, is said to help relieve pain.*
- Standardized to provide 55 mg of salicin in each capsule
Take 2 capsules as needed, up to 3 times daily (or as directed by a health care professional), preferably with food.
CAUTIONS: Consult a health practitioner before taking Willow Bark Extract under the following conditions:
- When taking other salicylates or non-steroidal, anti-inflammatories, or if allergic to salicylates; if taking medicines for anticoagulation, diabetes, or gout.If there is a history of asthma or other allergic conditions, or if suffering from severe anemia or from gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal ulcers, or bleeding.
- During pregnancy, or nursing, or if pain, fever, or inflammation persists.
- If continued use of Willow Bark Extract is needed for more than five days; if you expect to undergo surgery, including dental surgery within 7 to 10 days of taking Willow Bark.
Willow Bark Extract should not be used for the prevention of heart disease, migraines, or strokes because it has not been proven to inhibit platelet-activating factors. Research also shows that low levels of salicylates in the blood actually increase uric acid concentrations, whereas high levels of salicylates in the blood lower the uric acid level. Since our product produces low salicylic acid levels, we recommend that Willow Bark Extract not be used in the treatment of gout. Since salicylates are excreted through the kidneys and salicin is converted to salicylate in the liver, we recommend that anyone with major metabolic problems with either organ consult a physician before taking Willow Bark Extract.
Willow Bark Extract has a large margin of safety, particularly for adults. However, accidental overdoses can occur. If such an overdose is suspected, contact at once your health care practitioner, a poison control center, or the emergency department of a hospital. Keep out of the reach of children. A bottle of Willow Bark Extract contains enough salicin to seriously harm a child. Children under the age of 16 should not take this medication. In particular, children who have or are recovering from chicken pox or the flu should not use this medicine to treat vomiting. Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid excessive heat (over 104 °F).