Natures Herbs White Willow Bark, 100 caps
Nature's Herbs Wild Countryside White Willow Bark grows wild in moist, fertile soil in AEurope and North America. Our exclusive FreshCare System inhibits normal plant oxidation, maintaining product potency and extending freshness. It includes all-natural antioxidants in each capsule, oxygen-absorbing packets in each bottle, special air-tight seals and amber glass packaging for uncompromised quality.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2-3 capsules every 3 hours as needed up to 18 capsules per day.
White Willow Bark History
Hippocrates, a Greek physician for whom the Hippocratic Oath is named, wrote in the 5th century BC about a bitter powder extracted from willow bark that could ease aches and pains and reduce fevers. This remedy is also mentioned in texts from ancient Sumeria, Egypt and Assyria. Native American Indians used it for headaches, fever, sore muscles, rheumatism, and chills. The Reverend Edward Stone, a vicar from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire England, noted in 1763 that the bark of the willow was effective in reducing a fever.
The active extract of the bark, called salicin, after the Latin name for the White willow (Salix alba), was isolated to its crystaline 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. Salicin is highly acidic when in a saturated solution with water (pH = 2.4), and is called salicylic acid for that reason. This is the precursor to modern aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid).
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 33
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
White Willow Bark 1,125mg **
* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Daily Values not established