Botanical Name: Salix alba Capsules Per Bottle: 100 mg Per Capsule: 395
Native to Europe and western Asia, white willow bark has a long history of use in traditional herbal practices. The bark is typically stripped from young trees in the spring then set to dry. White willow bark contains salicin, which is thought to be responsible for the botanical’s healthful properties. In the 1800’s a French pharmacist isolated this active ingredient converting it into acetylsalicylic acid and soon aspirin was introduced to the world.
Salix alba is a low-growing deciduous tree with long, green, tapering leaves on beautiful, weeping branches, and grey-brown bark. White willow leaves have fine white hairs on the underside creating the appearance of a silvery-white color and giving the plant its common name. A member of the Salicaceae family, white willow is a fast-growing, medium-size deciduous tree found growing near damp soils alongside rivers and lakes. There are over 400 species of willow throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
The entire white willow tree has a long history of use for basket making, tanning leather, and for its wellness-supporting properties. For millennia, the bark has been utilized in traditional global healing modalities including in ancient Egypt and Greece, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Native American healing practices. White willow bark is a natural alternative for synthetic pharmaceuticals found in the market today.
White willow bark is typically tinctured or steeped as willow bark tea. Historically, the bark was used in internal and external preparations. White willow bark powder is often encapsulated for convenience and ease of use.
Ingredients Organic white willow bark and pullulan capsule. These vegan capsules are made from pullulan which is naturally fermented from tapioca.
Precautions Do not use if allergic to aspirin or other salicylate-containing drugs. Do not administer to children or adolescents with viral infections due to the possibility of Reye's syndrome. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.