You May Also Be Interested In:
acetyl salicylic acid
white willow bark
1) Purity: 98%
2) CAS no. : 138-52-3
3) Herb source: bark of white willow
4) Synonyms: Salix alba L.
5) Molecular formula: C13H18O7
6) Molecular weight: 286.27
The bark of the white willow tree is a source of salicin and other
salicylate compounds, which are similar in structure to aspirin (acetyl
salicylic acid) . Native Americans are thought to have used ground willow
bark and bark steeped for tea as a medicinal remedy for everything from
pain relief to fevers.
Today, white willow bark is often used as a natural alternative to aspirin,
while one of the most common uses in dietary supplements is as an adjunct
for weight loss.