Willow… just the sound of the word is mysterious and otherworldly and gives off a feminine energy … but did you know that it is also actually HEALING?
For more than 5000 years the glorious Willow tree has been used as a powerful pain relief remedy to the degree that she is widely known as botanical medicine. So let’s have a look at why Willow is known as a ‘Miracle Drug’…
Willow bark comes from the willow tree and boasts a compound called salicin, which is similar to Aspirin. It has been praised for its wonderful pain-relieving properties for centuries already. Many cultures have used this to relieve pain, inflammation, and fever, and it is a staple of both traditional Chinese medicine as well as Ayurvedic healing.
Willow bark has been touted to safely treat a host of pain disorders, including headaches and pains in the joints – it has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis by health practitioners worldwide.