I’ve always found the white willow bark to be surrounded by a charming romance and mystery.
But there’s much more to it than its poetic aspect. And I think you’re going to like what you are about to hear.
Because the power of the white willow bark extract can have profound benefits, pushing your well-being through the roof.
Did you know…?
- The willow plantations were considered magical by priests, priestesses, and all kinds of artisans who sat down among these trees to receive from them eloquence, inspiration, interpret prophecies, and develop certain skills?
- The white willow bark contains salicin in abundance, which is a chemical similar to aspirin? The salicin existing in the white willow bark turns into salicylic acid once it reaches your body. Due to this property, the willow bark has also gained its name of natural aspirin or plant aspirin.
- Although it initially works slower, salicin from willow bark has a longer effect than synthetic aspirin? So there’s actually no need for you to continue using the synthetic pills that doctors recommend as aspirins… when you might as well go for the real deal.
- That the white willow bark also contains salicortin and glycosides, resins, oxalates, and enzymes? Because of these properties, this bark becomes a strong tonic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, tonic, sedative, astringent, anti-thermic, and it even holds a potent anti-rheumatic effect.
- That pharmaceutical companies have been using the acetylsalicylic acid in the white willow bark to fabricate the infamous aspirin? In fact, scientists first extracted this acid back in 1835 and they have been promoting this med ever since.
So what wonders can this tree extract perform on your health?
Well, the white willow bark is considered to be the most important adjuvant in treating rheumatism and joint pains.
Drinking a white willow bark tea can help you combat sleeping problems, drop down a high fever, and reduce joint pains, headaches, and back pains.
In fact, a study conducted on 191 patients in Israel has shown that willow bark extract significantly improves back pain from the first week of usage.
And get this: an Israeli study revealed that the main component inside the white willow bark is even better tolerated by the body than aspirin, meaning that it doesn’t have any side effects or affect your stomach in any way.
But there’s more. Due to its anti-aggregation-platelet properties, the willow bark extract actually helps cure atherosclerosis, and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. That’s a highly impressive property if you ask me!
And it’s not for nothing that the ancients considered the willow to be a symbol of immortality, given its powerful blend of phenolic acids: salicin, salicortin, fragilin, populin, triandrin, and vimalin.
A 2010 study revealed that salicin possesses indeed antiaging prowess. Researchers applied a serum product containing 0.5 percent salicin on the faces of women aged 35 to 70, every day, for 12 weeks. Results showed significant improvements in reducing wrinkles, pore size, radiance, and improving the overall skin appearance after only one week.
So to benefit from its rejuvenating properties, you can just as easily mix two tablespoons of white willow bark powder with 1/3 cup of water. Apply it to your face and then rinse your face with cold water after 30 minutes.
So given all these benefits, why don’t more people use the white willow bark extract?
It’s probably having something to do with the fact that salicylic acid is chemically synthesized and widely used in the anti-inflammatory drug industry.
The saying “why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free” pops to mind.
So what do you think? How are you going to make use of the salicylic acid from now on?
Will you be using the white willow bark from now or do you still prefer to make use of the old-fashioned aspirin?
I’m looking forward to reading your replies, so please LIKE and SHARE so more people can benefit from this information.
To your health!