Willow Bark Compound
Willow Bark Compound is a traditional joint and muscle formula containing herbs to ease inflammation, reduce spasm and cramp, and improve circulation. White willow is famously one of the plant origins of synthetically formulated aspirin, which is isolated acetylsalicylic acid rather than various salicylic acids (with many other compounds) present in willow which were the starting point for this drug's development. Devil’s claw, prickly ash and bogbean are other herbs traditionally specific for easing osteo and rheumatoid arthritis as well as increasing peripheral circulation which helps with mobility and removal of waste products and toxins. Use this formula regularly to build up in effect alongside a good massage with our Rheuma Cream or Chilli Muscle Rub.
If you have any specific questions or needs, or if you are taking any medication listed in the cautions tab, please get in touch and we can advise on the best option for you. To learn more about the herbs we have selected for this blend, check out the ingredients tab above.
Willow bark (Salix alba)
Devils claw root (Harpagophytum procumbens)
Prickly ash bark (Zanthoxylum americanum)
Bogbean herb (Menyanthes trifoliata)
Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus)
Maximum daily adult dose: 5 ml (1 teaspoon) in a little water 3 times daily after food.
If you feel this blend is not suitable for you, please get in touch and we will recommend an alternative or make a bespoke blend at no extra cost.
Avoid during breastfeeding and pregnancy.
Avoid if sensitive to aspirin, if you have a salicylate allergy or sensitivity (white willow).
Avoid use with gastric or duodenal ulcers, gastric hyeracidity and GERD, acute diahrrea. Avoid long term use alongside powerful painkillers (seek advice if unsure). Use with professional supervision with neurological disease, kidney or liver disease, depression, psychosis, history of severe allergic reactions (devil's claw).