Hite willow bark

Salix alba

Aspirin-like pain relief

Studies show that white willow bark preparations, standardized for their content of salicin, provide effective relief of lower back pain, with up to 40 percent of volunteers becoming pain-free after taking the herb for 4 weeks. These results are not surprising, since salicin (which has aspirin-like properties), has well-documented anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. 0 IX >!■> \(ili Take commercially prepared white willow bark tablets or capsules (standardized to contain 240 mg of salicin per day), according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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