The bark of the Willow tree (willow bark) has a lot of medicinal properties. It contains salicin that works no less than aspirin, but naturally. The bark was used for various treatments in the ancient times for therapeutic values. Willow bark contains flavonoids, catechins, tannins and glycosides which act like anti inflammatory and analgesic and help in healing various internal and external problems.
Health properties are most known about willow bark. For migrane head aches, willow bark is very beneficiary. The aspirin property of the ba rk helps in reducing migrane attacks. Drinking the concoction of the willow bark will gradually bring relief. Drinking tea that contains willow bark has the potential to help one with high fever if drank daily. Willow bark is also good for the heart's health. Drinking the bark everyday, would prevent heart attacks and strokes. willow bark contains salicin which helps in relieving back ache, so i can tell you for sure that it is recommended by doctors.The bark extract can also be a good remedy for arthritis, particularly rheumatic arthritis. Drinking a teasppon of the bark extract can keep these bone problems at bay. Willow bark has many health benefits. Apart from the ones listed above it can successfully cure any type of body pain and works like a good antiseptic as well as like an antipyretic. It is also suggested during menstrual cramps and even during tooth ache. All in all, it works like a natural boon to pains and aches! Unfortunately i could tell you only shortly about the other magic uses of willow bark, but you can simply be creative and use it for such properties or others.