White Willow Dried Cut Bark (Salix alba) is derived from the bark of Willow trees. They are mostly found on moist soils in colder and temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere.
Most of the species are known as Willow, but some narrow-leaved shrub species are called Osier, and some broader-leaved species are referred to as Sallow, both considered alterative names for this herb.
During the mid-1700s, British minister/physician Edmund Stone was trying to find a cheap substitute for cinchona bark, the rare, costly South American herb. Cinchona was a bitter-tasting bark, and near Stone’s Oxfordshire home, he found another bark that looked and tasted similar-It was White Willow. As an experiment, he gave Willow bark tea to people with fevers. Their fevers and pain subsided.
During the early 19th century, European chemists created Aspirin from White Willow bark’s active chemical, salicin. Aspirin came to the market for the first time in 1899, and within a few years, it was one of the most popular medecines on earth.
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Sep 2, 2021
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