White Willow Bark is the bark stripped from the Salix Alba, a willow tree of Europe and Asia . The extract marks the origin of the most famous anti-inflammatory, aspirin . In fact, prior to its chemical isolation, White Willow Bark had been in use as an ancient pain remedy for thousands of years and is mentioned in numerous historical texts . It is even referenced in Pliny’s Natural History . In ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, White Willow Bark is believed to be an effective fever and pain reducer. It wasn’t until 1763 that scientists at the University of Oxford derived salicylic acid from White Willow Bark, which is the active component in modern-day aspirin .
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In the Morning With a Meal on an As Needed Basis
300 – 400 mg per serving
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