January 23, 2012

White Willow BarkA gracious and beautiful tree, white willow (known also as weeping willow) is famous for being one of the richest natural aspirin sources, which also plays a role of an important natural remedy and is used in folk and traditional medicines of many nations around the world. In particular, while willow bark has been used for many centuries in Traditional Chinese medicine for its excellent properties as a natural painkiller. Besides, such therapeutic properties of this natural remedy as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial are also known for ages, and in the 18th century special formulas with willow bark were widely used in Europe to combat such diseases as malaria, bubonic plague, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »