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Home > Anti-aging Research > White Willow

White Willow (Salix alba)

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Research & News:

  • Herbal Medicine May Be Effective for Low Back Pain - Medscape, 1/16/07 - "Short-term treatments with certain herbal medicines (including Devil's claw and willow bark) are effective for relief of acute low back pain"
  • 3 Herbal Medicines May Ease Back Pain - WebMD, 4/18/06 - "A 60-milligram daily dose of devil's claw also appeared to cut back pain as much as a 12.5-milligram daily dose of Vioxx, a painkiller no longer on the market due to a rise in the risk of cardiovascular events -- such as heart attackheart attack and strokestroke -- in some patients"
  • “Herbal Aspirin” Effective for Low Back Pain - New Hope Natural Media, 9/19/02 - "randomly assigned to daily treatment with four capsules of a standardized extract of willow bark (containing 240 mg of salicin per day) or one 12.5-mg tablet of the anti-inflammatory drug rofecoxib (Vioxx®) for four weeks. In all measures of pain relief, willow bark treatment was found to be as effective as rofecoxib"
  • Willow Bark Cheap Alternative To Pain Killers For Low Back Pain - Intelihealth, 1/31/02 - "Noting that willow bark is roughly 40% less expensive than rofecoxib [Vioxx], the researchers conclude that willow bark and rofecoxib are equally safe and effective in the treatment of low back pain, but that willow bark extract "has the current advantage of being cheaper than rofecoxib.""
  • Willow Bark: The Aspirin Raw Material - Nutrition Science News, 6/01
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