Ingredients: White Willow Bark, Mullein Root, Plant Glycerin, Water
Dosage (for Adults):
For pain ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon (2.5 ml to 5 ml) in warm water, daily as needed for up to 12 weeks.
Back Muscle Spasms and Joint Pain: Small doses, 6 to 10 drops in a small amount of water three to four times a day until spasms subside and pain diminishes.
White Willow Bark:
The salicin inside willow bark works the same way as aspirin, by reducing inflammation and pain as it enters your bloodstream. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of willow bark, it may be especially effective in combatting joint pain as well.
Willow Bark Tincture may be used for the treatment of pain, particularly low back pain, and osteoarthritis. It may also be used to treat headaches and inflammatory conditions, such as bursitis and tendinitis.
Back Pain: Willow Bark brings pain relief more slowly than aspirin, but its effects may last longer. Among many studies, one well-designed study of nearly 200 people with low back pain showed that those who received willow bark experienced a significant improvement in pain compared to those who received a placebo.
Do not take Willow Bark Tincture if you are also taking any blood-thinning medications, beta-blockers, diuretics (water pills), anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprophen, Naproxen), or Dilantin.
Because willow bark contains salicin, people who are allergic or sensitive to salicylates (such as aspirin) should not use willow bark. Some researchers suggest that people with asthma, diabetes, gout, gastritis, hemophilia, and stomach ulcers should also avoid willow bark. If you have any of these conditions ask your health care provider before taking willow bark.
Children under the age of 16 should not take willow bark. Salicylates are not recommended during pregnancy, so pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take willow bark.
Respiratory - helps lung cilia function when dryness and chronic coughing is not productive
Lymphatic Congestion - loosens up phlegm and helps with productive coughing
Urinary Incontinence / Frequent Urination / Swollen Prostate - reduces inflammation in the mucosa of the bladder and tones the trigone sphincter muscle
Back Spasms and Joint Lubrication - used as an antispasmodic to allow restoration of synovial fluid
Lyme Disease - addresses symptoms of Bell's Palsy
Mullein root can be used in the treatment of incontinence due to a swollen prostate in men or mesonephric duct regression in women where the trigone sphincter muscle at the base of the bladder has weakened. The root of Mullein is valuable to tone and strengthen the trigone sphincter muscle and its soothing diuretic properties increase the volume of urination while decreasing the frequency of urination. Mullein root has mild astringent properties that reduce inflammation in the mucosa of the bladder. It does not irritate or over stimulate bladder or kidney function. The root tincture can be used as a long term tonic for individuals with urinary incontinence, recurring bladder infections, interstitial cystitis, and benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Mullein Root tincture has been used in treating Bell’s Palsy, a frequently occurring complication of Lyme Disease, as well as other cases of facial nerve pain. Mullein root’s anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic actions are highly noted in many herbalist journals and documents for 100s of years.
Used for joint pain for its lubricating effect on fluids cushioning the joints and antispasmodic effects on the muscles.
No drug interactions have been reported and Mullein root is considered safe for long term use. Note that Mullein root is also used as an expectorant and beneficial for reducing inflammation while stimulating fluid production, so you may experience an urge to cough and expel phlegm from any congestion you may have.