white willow bark


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white willow bark

a preparation of the bark of various Salix species native to central and southern Europe and collectively known as white willow, containing salicin, a precursor of salicylic acid, to which it is converted metabolically. It is used as an antiinflammatory and antipyretic.
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WHAT'S IN IT: Eight ingredients commonly found in arthritis supplements, including glucosamine sulfate, MSM, white willow bark extract, ginger, cayenne pepper, and hyaluronic acid.
New from bareMineals, Blemish Remedy (pounds 15) mixes sulphur, tea tree oil and white willow bark in a lightweight powder.
Totally Pure Deodorant, pounds 18, is also new, it is 95% certified organic, available for men and women and helps to control odour with a blend of organic white willow bark and lavender alcohol vinegar.
White willow bark works to ease menstrual cramps by reducing levels of hormone-like compounds that cause pain and inflammation in the body.
The peel is packed with certified organic juice base of apple, lemon, grape, raw cane sugar and white willow bark to dissolve and free dull, lifeless skin for visibly improved skin tone and texture.
Yet another time-tested "herbal aspirin" (in fact, the original ingredient in commercial aspirin), white willow bark is greatly effective in relieving head pain, particularly tension headaches.
The Basics: Xenadrine contains pantothenic acid, bitter orange, ma huang (ephedra), guarana, white willow bark, ginger and a "proprietary thermosynergist blend" of L-tyrosine, acetyl-L-carnitine, fisetin (a flavonoid), magnesium phosphate and DMAE (2-dimethylaminoethanol).
Examples of these would be DLPA (DL-phenylalanine, an amino acid), glucosamine sulfate, feverfew and white willow bark (herbs).