The willow is a plant with anti-inflammatory, painkilling and febrifugal properties also known by ancient people, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The active substance is the salicin, that makes the willow a remedy in case of pain, neuralgias, headache, back pain, muscle pain, muscle strains, arthritis, rheumatism but also fever, cold and other inflammations such as laryngitis and pharyngitis. Avoid willow or ask your doctor for advice during pregnancy, lactation or if you are taking FANS drugs or anticoagulants, but also if you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux or ulcer or if you are allergic to aspirin. Let’s see the main uses.
You can prepare a decoction by boiling a cup of water and a tablespoon of willow bark, leave to boil for some minutes then strain. Drink up to two cups a day.
As an alternative to the decoction you can take the mother tincture of willow, 30-40 drops twice a day after meals.
1 tablet twice a day after meals