Herb of the Day: White Willow Bark

Herb of the Day: White Willow Bark

Posted by TriLight Health on Mar 8th 2019

Tall and beautiful, White Willow trees- or Salix alba- grow in many places around the world. They adorn our yards, our forests, and our parks. Little do most know, the bark of of the White Willow tree has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. In fact, it was this bark that inspired the creation of the first aspirin for a pain reliever. Indigenous and native people groups worldwide have documented use of this amazing bark, even Hippocrates studied and used this herb. Today herbalists use it internally and topically.

Traditional Herbal Uses of White Willow Bark:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain Relief
  • Rheumatism
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Toothache
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood thinner
  • And more!

Harvesting White Willow Bark

The bark is harvested from young branches of the White Willow tree. Bark is never harvested from the main trunk of the tree as this can damage trees long term. Trees two to three years old are ideal for harvesting. Bark is best harvested in the spring or summer when sap is flowing for ease of harvest. It peels off in layers and is surprisingly easy to harvest. The bark can be dried for future use or used fresh. Leaves are also used in some herbal remedies. Fun fact- bark from one-year-old trees can be used for basket weaving as well!

Herbal Remedies with White Willow Bark

At TriLight Health we incorporate this bark into our Peace Treaty and White Willow & Feverfew formula.

White Willow & Feverfew is our best selling headache and migraine formula. Customers have also used it for fever relief.


Peace Treaty is our Cherokee Medicine formula created with herbs traditionally used to aid in sleep, relaxation and ADD/ADHD. It tastes delicious too!

Check out what our customers have said about Peace Treaty:

“I was worried that this supplement will make me feel sleepy but I actually take this sometimes during the day and it is great in lowering my anxieties, calms me down and also help me with concentration when I'm at work or driving. I love this product and definitely will buy again!” Teena

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Caution should be used by those who have sensitivities to aspirin. Individuals with blood clotting or bleeding disorders/issues should always consult with a healthcare practitioner before using White Willow. This herb should never be used before surgery, dental surgery, or childbirth. There are many medications which can be contraindicated or conflict with white willow. Always check with a trusted healthcare provider before beginning any herbal remedy.

TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your health care practitioner before using products with any other medications. *Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.