- MFG # 61480
- UPC # 061998614808
For almost a century‚ aspirin has been recognized as one of the world’s most popular drugs for relief from pain‚ fever and inflammation. Yet many people are unaware that a ‘natural form’ of aspirin was traditionally used for centuries by ancient tribes and cultures. The bark of the white willow tree (Salix alba) was commonly used for its pain relieving benefits and which we now know contains the active constituent salicin. In the human body salicin is first converted into saligen and then into salicylic acid‚ and from this model pharmacists discovered how to synthesize acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)‚ the chemical we know today as aspirin.
Willow bark works by blocking the production of inflammatory prostaglandins‚ which are hormone-like substances involved in inflammation and muscle contraction. Being all natural‚ willow bark causes significantly fewer side effects than pharmaceutical aspirin.
1) Each capsule contains 354.5 mg of white willow bark extract (10:1) standardized to provide 50 mg of salicin.
2) Bottled in environmentally-friendly recyclable amber glass.
3) All vegetarian formula.
1) Traditionally used to help alleviate headaches and minor aches and pains.
2) May help bring relief from the common symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 15
Amount per Serving % DV
White Willow Bark 709 mg †
(standardized to 100 mg salicin)
†Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate in a vegetarian capsule made of water and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (USP).
Take 2 capsules as needed‚ up to 3 times daily (or as directed by a health care professional)‚ preferably with food.
Store in a cool dry place.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children. A bottle of White Willow Bark Extract contains enough medicine to seriously harm a child. Avoid excessive heat (over 104°F).
Consult a health practitioner before taking White Willow Bark Extract under the following conditions:
When taking other salicylates or other non-steroidal‚ anti-inflammatories‚ or if allergic to salicylates; if taking medicines for anticoagulation‚ diabetes or gout.
If there is a history of asthma or other allergic conditions‚ or if suffering from severe anemia or from gastro-intestinal bleeding‚ intestinal ulcers‚ or bleeding.
During pregnancy‚ or nursing‚ or if pain‚ fever or inflammation persists.
If the underlying condition requires continued use of White Willow Bark Extract for more than five days; if you expect to undergo surgery‚ including dental surgery within 7 to 10 days of taking White Willow Bark.
the prevention of heart disease‚ migraines‚ or strokes because it presently has not been proven to inhibit platelet-activating factors.
Research also shows that low levels of salicylates in the blood actually increase uric acid concentrations‚ whereas high levels of salicylates in the blood lower the uric acid level.
Since our product produces low salicylic acid levels‚ we recommend that White Willow Bark Extract not be used in the treatment of gout.
Since salicylates are excreted through the kidneys and salicin is converted to salicylate in the liver‚ we recommend that anyone with major metabolic problems with either organ consult a physician before taking White Willow Bark Extract.
White Willow Bark Extract has a large margin of safety‚ particularly for adults. However‚ accidental overdoses can occur. If such an overdose is suspected‚ contact at once your health care practitioner‚ a poison control center or the emergency department of a hospital.
Children under the age of 16 should not take this medication. In particular‚ children who have or are recovering from chicken pox or the flu should not use this medicine to treat vomiting.
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