White Willow Bark and Salicin:How white willow and its components works?


Applications and Properties:


Analgesic (pain relieving) effect.
Antiinflammatory and Control arthritis discomforts.
Cosmetic Application.
Antimicrobial activity against P. acnes makes it a good candidate for skin cleansing products.


The salicylic acid in white willow bark lowers the body's levels of prostaglandins, hormonelike compounds that can cause aches, pain, and inflammation. While white willow bark takes longer to begin acting than aspirin, its effect may last longer. And, unlike aspirin, it doesn't cause stomach bleeding or other known adverse effects.
Dosage:Dried bark:1-3 grams.Tea:made from 1/2-1 tsp dried bark.Fluid extract:1:1 in 25% alcohol, 1-3 ml

Safety and Toxicity:

Safety and Acute Toxicity:Salicin.LD.lethal dose.Intraperitoneal.Rodent-mouse.>500 mg/kg.Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value.


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