An article in The Express says that if your back pain is not letting up, then willow bark extract may help. Taking any form of herbal supplements for back pain should be talked about through your GP in the first instance but herbal medicines are widely used for the treatment of pain, although there is often a scarcity of research supporting their efficiency.
Research supporting the use of willow bark extract bucks this trend, however.
Healthline explains that some people use willow bark as an alternative to aspirin, particularly those that experience chronic headaches or back pain. Willow bark is also used in some products to aid weight loss.
It comes from the branches of 2- to 3-year-old willow trees. Willow trees and shrubs grow all over the world, except for Australia and Antarctica. The white willow and black willow are two of the most common willows that are used…
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