White Willow - (Salix alba)

This herb, also called Salicin, is native to Europe. There are over 500 varieties of willow and they all vary in size.

White willow could be taken as a natural alternative to aspirin since the bark contains Salicin, which is a compound chemically related to aspirin.

To make tea of White Willow, soak 1 tablespoon of powdered bark in a cup of cold water for about 8 hours. Strain and drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day.

Part used: Bark.

Don't use if you are sensitive to aspirin.

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