Nature`s Way White Willow Bark
White Willow Bark (Salix alba) was the basis for the synthesis of aspirin. It contains salicin and related compounds. This superior potency White Willow Bark is an ideal alternative to conventional pain relievers. Standardized to contain 15% salicin and in a whole herb base, Nature`s Way White Willow Extract may be helpful for pain associated with headache, backache, nerve and joint pain, menstrual cramps and more. White Willow`s active ingredient salicin is converted to salicylic acid in the body and is noted for its ability to promote pain relief gradually and effectively.
2 Capsules Contain:
White Willow dried extract (bark) 15% salicin - 800mg
Take 2 capsules twice daily, preferably with food. Do not exceed recommended dosage.
What is White Willow Bark?
The salicylates in white willow are the basis for the pharmaceutical drug we call aspirin. Therefore the medicinal properties of white willow are similar to those of aspirin. White willow bark is an antipyretic (fever reducer), analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory. It also thins the blood and decreases mucus secretions. Natural health practitioners for headaches, arthritis, gout, muscle injury, joint injury, other inflammatory conditions and fevers recommend white willow.
White willow can be used as encapsulated bark or dried bark. Better quality supplements are standardized which is an assurance that the product contains white willow and has some active properties. Products that are made with only the bark are stronger than supplements that use the whole tree. White willow is found as a component of pain relieving and anti-inflammatory formulas.
Headaches and Migraines
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and result from muscular tension. Migraines are also common and may be due to vascular changes in the brain. Some other common headache types are caffeine, cluster, hangover, menstrual and sinus headaches. In cases of prolonged or recurrent headaches, see your practitioner for an evaluation.
A variety of medical concerns can also lead to headaches for example aneurysm, arthritis, dehydration, food allergies, hypoglycemia, hypertension, trauma and TMJ disorders. The most important thing about treating a headache is to figure out its origin. Then natural remedies can be tailored to that cause. This article will focus on migraine and tension headaches.
Migraine headaches have one-sided throbbing pain. Nausea, vomiting, cold hands, dizziness and sensitivity to light and sound are often present. Some migraine sufferers experience auras that precede the headache. They can include visual disturbances, odour disturbances or numbness. Tension headaches have constant pain in one area or over the entire head. Trigger points in sore muscles can cause headache pain when they are stimulated.
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