In recent years, natural health products have been highly respected in the world because of people pay more attention to health care and and traditional medicines. Plant extracts have become the stars of the natural medicine and health care product market. There has been strong growth in global markets. As a Chinese herbal medicine, white willow bark can maximize its medicinal value through extraction technology. So, what are the effects of white willow bark extract?
White willow bark extract has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. It is prepared from bark of Tamaricaeeae family plant Salix babylonicaL. White Willow Bark Extract contains salicin, which the body converts to salicylic acid and has the same effect on the body as aspirin without any of the side effects.
As a natural aspirin, salicin is used to treat mild fever, colds, infections(influenza), acute and chronic rheumatism, headaches, and pain caused by inflammation. Aspirin, as a synthetic substitute for salicin, has potentially dangerous side effects on the gastrointestinal tract.
As its natural configuration, salicin can be harmlessly converted into salicylic acid in the blood and liver through the gastrointestinal system. The conversion process takes several hours, so the result is not immediately felt by the body, but the general effect lasts for several hours.
The salicin is considered to be a source of anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing ability. The analgesic ability of white willow peel is usually slower but longer than that of ordinary aspirin products.
A test found that a class of herbal compound products containing 100ng salicin can effectively improve the analgesic ability of arthritis patients after two months of continuous administration. In addition, the daily intake of 1360 white willow bark extract(containing 240mg salicin) was found to have a better effect on the treatment of joint pain and arthritis after two weeks.
Application of White willow bark extract
1.Applied in cosmetics, it can inhibit whelk and relieve swelling and pain.
2.Applied in pharmaceutical field, it is mainly used to curing fever, colds and infections.
3.Applied in feed additive, it is mainly used as feed additive for diminishing inflammation and promoting digestion.
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