What is White willow bark?

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The bark of white willow contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) and is thought to be responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the herb. It comes prepared as dried herb, powder and tincture.

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1tps. as needed 2
1tablet(s) as needed 1
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1 capsule(s) daily 1
2 other daily 1
2 tablet(s) daily 1
2 tps. daily 1
100 mL daily 1
800 mg daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Taking White willow bark (multiple reasons could be selected)
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Side effects too severe 1
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1 patient evaluation for White willow bark

Firerose
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Firerose
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

See Firerose's full White willow bark history

Jun 6, 2011 (Started May 30, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 tps. Daily
Advice & Tips: I made this into a tea by boiling it on the stove and straining it into a mug. I took this herb for approximately 6-8 months & while I was drinking it, I noticed reduced swelling in affected joints. This herb should be available in your local health foods store, if you don't find it, ask and they will usually order some. I was able to do a little more some days while I was on this herb, the pains were a little better some days as well. The only reason I stopped it, was because I developed stomach and bowl cramping and some diarrhea & only slight nausea...no vomiting. Do your research before starting this herb & be aware that it contains Aspirin in its base form so if you are on any OTC or Prescription NSAID's, be careful and most important, talk to your dr before you start or while you are taking this herb. Be sure you tell him how much you are taking as well, I did. Good Luck!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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