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Can you chew willow bark?
Last Updated: 18th May, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, is Willow Bark safe?
Willow bark is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth for a short time (up to 12 weeks). It may cause stomach upset and digestive system upset. It can also cause itching, rash, and allergic reactions, particularly in people allergic to aspirin.
Additionally, is white willow bark safer than aspirin? Willow bark is considered safe for short-term use. With that being said, there has been relatively little research into the long-term safety of the herbal supplement. Insofar as willow bark similar to aspirin, it is possible to develop many of the same side effects, particularly if overused.
Also to know, is Willow bark a blood thinner?
Anticoagulants (blood-thinning medications): Willow bark may strengthen the effects of drugs and herbs with blood-thinning properties, and increase the risk of bleeding. Taking willow bark with these drugs may increase risk of stomach bleeding.
What are the benefits of willow bark?
Willow bark may be used to help with swelling, and muscle and joint pain, especially in people with arthritis. Others will use it to help lower fevers and symptoms of the common cold or flu. Some people believe willow bark may help with cancer, headache, menstrual cramps, and gout.