White Willow bark tea (Salix alba)
Pains | Inflammations | Fever
White Willow bark tea
White Willow bark tea is one of the oldest natural formulas with analgesic and anti-inflammatory potential. Often associated with aspirin, this powerful natural tea promotes prolonged relief of pain caused by respiratory, intestinal, joint and muscle inflammation.
Ingredients: 100% White Willow, bark (Salix alba).
White Willow is an ancient plant popularly recognized for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. For thousands of years, white willow bark has been used as an infusion as a natural method of relieving pain and fever. According to historical records, this analgesic plant may have existed for 500 years BC. Native to Asia, Europe and North America, the genus Salix contains 400 species. In addition to being used in Greco-Roman antiquity as a natural analgesic, white willow bark assumed great importance in indigenous culture. These are used for rheumatism and chills.
White willow bark contains salicylic acid, a chemical compound also found in aspirin. In addition, it is a short-lived plant that depends on moist soils. Hence, its easy development near lakes or rivers. White willow is not only good for humans, but also animals. Did you know that this tree is essential for the survival of butterflies and bees? Although it is a little discussed function, the fact is that Salix alba has nutritional potential for the survival of more than 200 species of insects.
Therapeutic indications: respiratory inflammation, colic, menstrual pain, anxiety, mood, insomnia, flu, constipation, tendinitis and excessive night sweating.
Water temperature: 100º
Infusion time: 5 to 10 minutes.
Recommended quantity: 1 to 2 cups a day, after main meals. Know that for every cup of white willow tea, you need to put a spoon of white willow bark. This, is if you want to prepare one cup, individually.
Preparation: Place a tablespoon of White Willow bark in a container in a litter (1L) of cold water. Then boil this mixture. After boiling, remove from the heat, cover the container and let it infuse for about 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, just strain it and let it cool down a bit. You can consume your White Willow bark tea right away.
Store in a cool (max. 20º) and dry (max. 60% humidity) place.
NOTE: The image shown is just a suggestion of presentation, and the type of colour and dimensions of the plant may vary depending on the supply or time of year, maintaining all the quality, functionality, and properties of the tea, unchanged.
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