Willow Bark Heacdache Tea

Willow Bark Headache Tea

1 cup (240 ml) water
2 teaspoons (10 ml) dried willow bark
1 teaspoon (5 ml) honey, optional


Often referred to as "herbal aspirin," willow bark contains the aspirin like compound salicin. Unlike regular aspirin, it is unlikely that a cup of willow bark tea will irritate your stomach; however, people who have been advised to avoid aspirin should also avoid willow bark. Bring the water to a gentle boil, add the willow bark, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 more minutes, keeping it covered to preserve the volatile oils. Strain the tea and add honey, if desired, then drink.

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