The white willow bark is composed of phenolic glycosides, the most important is salicin, salicylic acid base, known universally as aspirin. It has analgesic properties, helps to soothe headaches, earaches, muscle, etc ...
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The willow bark is extracted from the tree (Salix alba). It is an evergreen and fast growing that can reach over 20 meters in length and which grows in warm, humid areas of the northern hemisphere, not withstanding extreme temperatures. Although the most used is the bark, the leaves also have many medicinal properties. Many of the properties that has white willow bark are due to one component, salicin, aspirin considered home. Analgesic: helps relieve headaches, earaches, muscle, etc ... Anti-inflammatory: Helps reduce fever: it has been used, and is still used as a substitute for quinine. Anticoagulant properties: helps prevent thrombus formation within veins. Helps reduce nervousness, stress and even improves the quality of sleep. Combat heartburn problems and is also useful in case of diarrhea. We can also use it externally to heal wounds and burns, preventing them from becoming infected. Helps remove corns and warts. Mouthwashes are advisable in case of inflammation of gums and dental problems. We can perform irrigation in case of suffering from vaginismus. The bark is a good remedy to eliminate dandruff and also helps darken the hair starting to bleach. Indicated in cases of headache, migraine, arthralgia, arthritis, bursitis, high coagulation, thrombosis, acute and chronic rheumatism, influenza, myalgia, algomenorrea, fever, etc ...
People who are allergic to aspirin or medicines out in the presence of aspirin should not use white willow bark. They should also refrain people with adverse stomach reactions or if you suffer from stomach ulcers, intestinal bleeding or clotting problems. We should not take it if you are taking any other blood-thinning medication or during pregnancy.