Medicinal benefits of white willow

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What is white willow?

White willow (salix alba) is a plant native to Europe.

It has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.

In particular, it contains salicin, the basic chemical compound in aspirin.

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Here are the main active compounds:

  • Salicylic acid.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Phenolic acids.
  • Salicylates.
  • Tannins.

How to use it?

Most of its medicinal properties are concentrated in the bark.

It is taken orally in the form of :

  • Food supplements.
  • Tea.
  • Tincture.

Salix alba‘s therapeutic compounds marry well with those of lemon and tomato.


  • Pregnancy.
  • Hemophilia.
  • Breast-feeding.

It is not recommended to take more than one capsule a day.

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Therapeutic benefits

The bark is particularly appreciated by the blood and the brain.

Medicinal properties

Willow has traditionally been used for the following properties:

  • Analgesic.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Diuretic.
  • Antipyretic.
  • Antiseptic.
  • Restorative.
  • Anticoagulant.

For which diseases?

White willows have shown beneficial results in cases of:

  • Pain.
  • Fever.
  • Acne.
  • Lumbago.
  • Malaria.
  • Otitis.
  • Deafness.
  • Colic.
  • Headaches.
  • Tendonitis.
  • Joint pain.
  • Hyperhidrosis.
  • Labyrinthitis.


White willow is a well-known painkiller, but it’s not always a good idea to suppress pain.

It is the body’s alarm signal, trying to give a message.

Pain is often an indicator of emotional wounds.

I can discover how to deal with my emotions.

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What are the medicinal benefits of white willow?

The bark is especially useful for :

  • Calming pain while stimulating self-healing.
  • Improving blood circulation.
  • Reducing inflammation.

Who am I?

This post was written intuitively. My name is Geoffrey Métais, I am an intuitive advisor. Find out how you can benefit from my skills.

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