White Willow Bark, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Sold by the gram

Price: $0.06
Willow Bark, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic

Salix alba L. of the plant family, Salicaceae

Sold by the gram, $0.0563/g. Please bring or order a bag.

MAIL ORDER
Please order a minimum of 100g and buy a bag or tell us in the Comments with your order that you want us to pack your order in a repurposed bag.

OVERVIEW
Native to North America, northern Asia, and much of Africa, the willow is a low-growing deciduous tree bearing long, green, tapering leaves and catkins in spring. The bark is stripped from young trees in the spring. Native American healers used willow bark long before Columbus or the Vikings landed. The conversion of willow bark to aspirin began in 1828 when German chemist Felix Hoffmann isolated the active ingredient and named it salicin. In 1899, the Bayer company began manufacturing and selling a modified form of the willow bark chemical acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. This first of the modern miracle medicines has been a mainstay in the treatment of joint pain ever since.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Most commonly used in tea preparations, and equally convenient as a capsule or extract. Also used to make lozenges, and salicin tablets.

DISCLAIMER
The information presented on this website is for informational, reference and educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a health care practitioner.