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[Video] Willow Bark As A Wilderness Aspirin Substitute

Willow Bark Tea

The medicinal properties of willow bark have been known since ancient times. Salicylic acid, an active ingredient of aspirin, comes from the salicin in the bark. (Enough of the chemistry.)

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Harvesting Willow Bark

Like aspirin, a willow bark tea reduces fevers, eases pain, and is an anti-inflammatory. But here’s the trade-off: the tea is bitter, tastes horrible, and can upset your stomach; so it’s only used for the medicinal properties. This is not your morning Earl Grey.

Survival Herb

In the short video below, Survival Lilly demonstrates how she harvests the willow bark and prepares this herbal remedy. Because of it’s excellent healing results, the willow bark is truly a “survival herb”.

As, always, Learn, Practice, and Share.

 

 

Source & Image: Survival Lilly