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Willow Bark painkiller

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by CATO, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

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  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I wonder if that's all willows?

    I've had both weeping and crooked willow trees.
  3. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    You should ask the author...he's a member here.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I did. :D

    Now all I need is that answer. [batteye]
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  5. maleaco

    maleaco Monkey

    Ive always bought the herb myself and 000 sizes capsules and made them :p
  6. carly28043

    carly28043 Monkey+

    My understanding is that the weeping willows are less potent. Even among the upright and shrub like willows the potency varies greatly. White willow is much less effective than others but will still work if amounts are adjusted. Crack willow and purple willow are stronger. If you use 1 teaspoon of crack willow or purple willow bark for a headache, you might need 1 1/2 teaspoons of white willow bark for the same headache. While I don't qualify as an expert, it would seem that identifying the species would help greatly with dosage.
  7. rcsaxby

    rcsaxby Monkey

    Thanks for posting
  8. amandadun

    amandadun Monkey

    Willow is a great remedy. That's why many animals are attracted to and chew the branches. And it has such a wonderful, distinct smell.

    Cheers - Amanda [​IMG]
  9. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  10. CAT-astrophic

    CAT-astrophic Monkey

    The User's Manual for the Human Body

    One of my friend's Mom gave this to me. She went to school for holistic or naturopathic medicine. She gave it to me to help with the kidney stones that I some times have.

    I have to admit I haven't read all of it but the parts I have read are very helpful.

    The Owner' s Manual For The Human Body By Dr. Saul Pressman, DCh
  11. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I found a pain killer. Vodka. A lot of it.
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  12. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace Site Supporter

    Just remember that use of white willow / ASA or any product containing them is NOT to be used in kids due to risk of Reye's syndrome and for anyone with even the remote possibility of being in a thyroid crisis. the body responds to these products by dumping large amounts of thyroid into a person's system and this could prove fatal to someone in a or approaching a thyroid storm
  13. CAT-astrophic

    CAT-astrophic Monkey

    So no willow bark or Vodka for kids...got it ;)
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  14. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace Site Supporter

    the ASA is for aspirin not Amateur Softball Association ( a fine organization i worked many years with ) ....just for clarification ;)
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