Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by CATO, Feb 21, 2012.
by John Heatherly
INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Willow Bark – Nature’s Painkiller | The Survival Mom
I wonder if that's all willows?
I've had both weeping and crooked willow trees.
You should ask the author...he's a member here.
Now all I need is that answer. [batteye]
Ive always bought the herb myself and 000 sizes capsules and made them
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.
Thanks for posting
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
Making aspirin in the bush
Here's another discussion on the topic:
Making Aspirin in the Bush | Survival Magazine - Preparedness - Homesteading - SHTF - Survival kits
Who wudd-uh thought a 'Yooper would have some helpful advice.. [rofllmao]
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
I found a pain killer. Vodka. A lot of it.
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
So no willow bark or Vodka for kids...got it
the ASA is for aspirin not Amateur Softball Association ( a fine organization i worked many years with ) ....just for clarification
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