19 June 2009

Slimming herbs - White willow bark


White willow bark contains salicin, the same chemical aspirin is derived from.

Prevents pain. Prostaglandin inhibitor.

Side effects/Caution
Nausea, vomiting, bleeding ulcers, severe reactions in asthmatics, kidney damage, dizzyness, anaemia, skin eruptions, bronchospasm, breathlessness, prevents blood clotting. Reye's syndrome in children.

Pregnancy and lactation, young children, patients with peptic ulcers, anaemia, haemophilia or kidney disease, and those taking anticoagulant therapy.

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