White willow (Salix alba), more specifically dried and powdered bark of a tree, is a valuable pharmaceutical raw material, showing strong anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties. It contains a large amount of salicin, which shows pretty much the same effect as the popular aspirin and NSAIDs. In contrast to pharmaceuticals, white willow extract is safe for the stomach and does not carry the risk of damage to the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract.
White willow extracts are most often used to alleviate pain, reduce excessive temperature and fight inflammation. They can support the treatment of flu and colds; they work well for migraine headaches. They are also recommended for people suffering from arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic back pain. White willow bark extracts also show a mild anticoagulant effect, which is why they can be part of anti-infarction and anti-malarial prophylaxis.
Our store offers high-quality supplements based on powdered white willow bark. We encourage you to choose extracts in capsules, standardized for the content of salicin. They ensure that the right amount of the active substance will reach the body. They work much more effectively than the willow bark powder designed to make an infusion, offered in some herbal stores.