White Willow Bark has a history of medicinal use reaching back to ancient Greece & Egypt. However the active ingredient Salicin was identified in 1829, and used to develop the drug Aspirin.
Willow bark can be used to ease pain and reduce inflammation. Researchers believe that the chemical salicin, found in willow bark, is responsible for these effects.
FYI: Please consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication, or have a medical condition.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice.