White Willow Bark
White Willow Bark is a species of willow native to Europe and western and central Asia. The bark of this plant has been used in folk medicine for the treatment of chronic and acute inflammation, infection,
pain, and fever. The phytochemical characterization of the bark extract of this plant indicated that its main component is salicin, a precursor of the anti-inflammatory agent acetylsalicylic acid.
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Supports joint health so you can keep enjoying your active lifestyle
Relieves migraine & headache
The active extract of the bark, called salicin was isolated to its crystalline form in 1828 by Henri Leroux, a French pharmacist, and Raffaele Piria, an Italian chemist, who then succeeded in separating out the acid in its pure state. Salicylic acid, like aspirin, is a chemical derivative of salicin.
POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults. It may cause headaches, stomach upset, and digestive system upset.
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