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WHITE WILLOW - (Salix alba), also called weeping willow, has been effective for its pain and inflammation alleviating abilities. Salicin is contained within the white willow tree’s bark, an analgesic compound that acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is derived from. Today, herbalists often suggest white willow bark for head ache, temperature, arthritis, and other disorders characterized by irritation and pain, including cardiovascular disease.
White willow might be a better alternative for all those who get stomachaches from aspirin, or for those who are managing chronic pain problems, including rheumatoid arthritis. Low doses of aspirin are now suggested by various doctors to avoid heart attack. Aspirin thins the blood, which could help to prevent any blood clots that can trigger a stroke and heart attacks. Drinking tea from Willow Bark might have the same benefits, without increasing the chance of stomach ulcers and bleeding. White willow is also capable of preventing irritation and uterine cramping from those prostaglandins causes.
Like aspirin, white willow may reduce the chance of colon, abdomen cancer, and reducing blood sugar levels.
Note: It may be used in place of aspirin to be able to prevent some severe side effects connected with aspirin such as aggravation of the gastrointestinal tract. Nevertheless, it should also have proper attention just like aspirin, and one should strictly follow particular recommendations regarding its use.
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