Salix alba (White Willow)

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Indigenous to central & southern Europe, Asia & parts of North America.

Contains glycosides, salicylic acid, catechins, tannins, and flavonoids.

Properties of the herb includes:  antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and analgesic.  Analgesic properties tends to be slow-acting but longer lasting than standard aspirin products.  At the correct dose, Salix alba tends to be non-irritating nor damaging to the stomach.

Persons with hypersensitivity to salicylates may also experience a reaction to Salix alba.