White Willow Extract
Natural White Willow Extract:
The willow family includes a number of different species of deciduous trees and shrubs native to Europe, Asia, and some parts of North America . Some of the more commonly known are white willow/European willow ( Salix alba ), black willow/pussy willow ( Salix nigra ), crack willow ( Salix fragilis ), purple willow ( Salix purpurea ), and weeping willow ( Salix alba ). The willow bark sold in Europe and the United States usually includes a combination of the bark from white, purple, and crack willows.
Medicinal Uses and Indications:
Willow bark is used to ease pain and reduce inflammation, and there is good evidence that it is effective as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Researchers believe that the chemical salicin, found in willow bark, is responsible for these effects. However, studies have identified several other components of willow bark which have antioxidant, fever-reducing, antiseptic, and immune-boosting properties. Some studies have shown willow is as effective as aspirin for reducing pain and inflammation (but not fever), and at a much lower dose. Researchers theorize that may be due to the other compounds in the herb. More research is needed.
Pharmacological Function :
Dispelling wind-evil, increasing urine,reliving the pain and reducing swelling;Curing rheumatism,blennorrhagia, gonorrhea cloudy urine, pee atresia, epidemic hepatitis,
scabies,erysipelas, decayed tooth, swelling in the gum; If Salicin is taken, it will hydrolyze in our bodies and oxidize to be saligenin,salicylic acid and so on; So relieving fever, easing pain and standing against rheumatism.The solution of four to ten percentage has the function of local anesthesia and strengthening the stomach with bitterness.If injected into the mouth of sheep, it will increase salivation and mastication so as to help digesting.