tincture of WHITE WILLOW
A food supplement useful for arthritic conditions, due to its mildly analgesic properties.
Extracts such as tinctures or essences offer a convenient alternative to herbal teas. They may also be used in food, food supplements, cosmetics and as a starter ingredient by herbalists in prescription formulas.
Salix alba extracted in sugar beet ethanol (alcohol). The part used is the bark. The strength is 1:3 45%.
Adults: Take up to 2.5 ml, 3 times a day in a little water, unless otherwise told by a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. This amount may be added to cold or warm water, juice or another drink.
Avoid if you suffer from a hypersensitivity to salicylates, be aware that (due to the tannin content) White Willow bark is not appropriate to take if suffering from malnutrition, anaemia or constipation.
This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Salicaceae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children. If in doubt, please ask us or your medical herbalist.
Do not use if breastfeeding.
A small percentage of mild side effects (nausea, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, skin rash, sweating and allergic reactions) have been reported during clinical tests. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us.
INTERACTIONS WITH DRUGS
Could slightly potentiate the effects of warfarin and other anticoagulants.
Herbal remedies and supplements can interact with medicines. If you are taking medication please check with your medical practitioner, or call us, before taking herbs, supplements and medication together.
In-depth information about the traditional uses of this herb can be found in our Herbs A-Z section.
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