White Willow Bark Extract


White willow bark extract has been used throughout history by European herbalists treasuring white willow bark for its ability to mitigate joint and muscle comfort.


Because frequent use of anti-inflammatory drugs and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and other pain medications is now linked with a growing number of health concerns, many people are interested in using natural painkillers as alternatives. One option, called white willow bark extract — which has been utilized in folklore and natural medicines for centuries — shows promise for treating pain naturally with little risk for side effects.

White willow bark (Salix alba)contains salicin, a compound that has a similar makeup to aspirin. When the body consumes salicin, it transforms into salicylic acid, a precursor to aspirin. People have used white willow bark medicinally for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the late 1800s that chemists discovered a way to make a synthetic version of the molecule called acetylsalicylic acid, which is the active ingredient in aspirin. Similar to aspirin, white willow bark extract may help alleviate inflammation in the body and reduce pain, impacting the joints, digestive system and respiratory system.

White Willow Bark Extract Benefits

  • pain relief
  • anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
  • manage arthritis symptoms and chronic pain
  • helps defend against common illness and fevers
  • may fight headaches and improve your mood
  • helps with menstrual pain

According to Dr. Axe…

While more formal research is needed to confirm how it may work to lift someone’s mood, energy and focus, it appears that white willow bark may have these effects due to its anti-inflammatory potential and ability to reduce oxidative stress — which can interfere with cognitive function.

People with skin disorders like psoriasis may also benefit from white willow bark treatment source. Thanks to its antioxidant content, it can improve the overall appearance of skin, reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging. It can also reduce inflammation and redness from insect bites or other irritants (x).

WARNING: For adults only. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing, allergic to salicylate compounds such as aspirin, or have gastritis or ulcers. Discontinue use if you experience stomach discomfort.


  • Mohd Shara, Sidney J. Stohs Efficacy and Safety of White Willow Bark (Salix alba) Extracts https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.5377
  • Chou R, Deyo R, Friedly J, et al. Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2016 Feb. (Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 169.) Appendix D, Excluded Studies. Available from:
  • Gopaul R, Knaggs HE, Lephart JF, Holley KC, Gibson EM. An evaluation of the effect of a topical product containing salicin on the visible signs of human skin aging. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2010 Sep;9(3):196-201. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2010.00512.x. PMID: 20883292.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 4 × 2 × 2 in

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