Salixpirin – A powerful natural Aspirin
In the United States, willow bark is used by herbalists as an antipyretic (fever reducer), a mild analgesic (pain reliever), and an anti-inflammatory. There is currently strong scientific evidence that willow bark is effective for osteoarthritis and lower back pain. Early study suggests that willow bark extracts may not be helpful for rheumatoid arthritis, but further study is warranted to confirm these recommendations. Taking willow bark may increase the risk of bleeding; however, this risk is less than taking aspirin.
Several countries in Europe have approved willow bark for pain and inflammatory disorders. The German Commission E has approved willow bark for fever, rheumatic ailments, and headaches. The British Herbal Compendium indicates that willow bark can be used for rheumatic and arthritic conditions, and fever associated with cold and influenza. In France, willow bark has been approved as an analgesic to treat headache and toothache pain, as well as painful articular (joint) conditions, tendonitis, and sprains. The European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP) has approved willow bark extract for the treatment of fever, pain, and mild rheumatic complaints.
The salicylates in white willow are the basis for the pharmaceutical drug we call aspirin. Therefore the medicinal properties of white willow are similar to those of aspirin. White willow bark is an antipyretic (fever reducer), analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory. It also thins the blood and decreases mucus secretions. Natural health practitioners for headaches, arthritis, gout, muscle injury, joint injury, other inflammatory conditions and fevers recommend white willow. White willow can be used as encapsulated bark or dried bark. Better quality supplements are standardized which is an assurance that the product contains white willow and has some active properties. Products that are made with only the bark are stronger than supplements that use the whole tree. White willow is found as a component of pain relieving and anti-inflammatory formulas.
People take white willow bark instead of aspirin because it does not appear to be as irritating to the stomach lining. It may be because the salicin found naturally in white willow bark is only converted to the acid form after it is absorbed by the stomach. Researchers have also suggested that white willow bark is more effective than aspirin because of other active compounds that are found in the bark but not the drug. Animal research at Cairo University compared a willow bark extract to ASA and found that a willow bark extract was as effective as aspirin in reducing inflammation, even though the salicin content was lower than an equivalent dose of ASA.
Provita Nutrition Salixpirin is recommended for:
Osteoarthritis : Willow bark is a traditional analgesic (pain relieving) therapy for osteoarthritis. Several studied have confirmed this finding. Additional study comparing willow bark to conventional medicinal agents for safety and effectiveness is warranted.
Lower back pain: White willow has been compared to placebo and to cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, and many of the studies found willow bark to be as effective or superior to other methods. Cost effectiveness studies have also been performed between white willow bark and conventional treatment, and found that willow bark was more cost effective.
Headache: Willow bark has traditionally been used to treat an array of inflammatory conditions, including headache. One study investigated a salicin topical cream for the treatment and/or prevention of migraine and tension-type headache.
Rheumatoid arthritis: There is good evidence that willow bark is effective in treating chronic pain from osteoarthritis;
Provita Nutrition Salixpirin Highlights:
- Natural pain reliever.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Ideal for headaches, minor aches,
pains, menstrual cramps and more.
- Certified potency.
Provita Nutrition Salixpirin CONTAINS:
- Salix Alba (White willow bark) ……………265 mg
- (Extract 10:1 – equivalent of 2650 mg
yielding 40 mg of salicin/ capsule)
Provita Nutrition Salixpirin DOSAGE:
- Take 1 tablet 3 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
- Do Not take Provita Nutrition Salixpirin with blood thinners or synthesized aspirin.