What's in it?White willow bark is an highly effective anti-inflammatory for oily, combination, acne or blemished skin. It's also great relief for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and any skin or scalp condition that produces redness and/or inflammation.
How does it work?:
If you look closely on the label of most commercial dandruff shampoos you will find listed in the ingredients "Salicylic Acid" or "Salicin" which is derived from White Willow Bark.
Salicin is a substance that when taken orally is converted by the digestive process to salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid - BHA for short). The process of converting Willow Bark to salicylic acid requires the presence of enzymes to turn the salicin into salicylic acid.
Antiseptic, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge (a refrigerant, like topical rubbing alcohol), astringent and tonic. White willow Bark aka "herbal aspirin" - is a potent natural healer excellent when used to reduce inflammation.
Ingredient: Organic White Willow Bark (Salix Alba)**
You can use White Willow Bark in many ways.
Final hair rinse:
To combat dandruff, dry itchy scalp and flakes make a water infusion of White Willow Bark and use this as your final rinse, after you Babassu shampoo. Do not rinse out. White Willow bark enhances skin/scalp cell turnover & has a very mild keratolytic effect that smoothes out rough, tired skin and dry scalp. Willow Bark, also, naturally exfoliates - helping to unclog pores and hair follicles.
As a weekly leave in treatment White Willow Bark will reduce flakes by up to 40% after the first application. Used on a regular basis White Willow Bark will help prevent any re-occurrence of dandruff.
Infuse a heaped teaspoon of White Willow Bark in 200ml of hot water, brew, allow to cool, strain into a sealed bottle and use as an herbal facial toner or spritz to combat inflamed, oily or blemished skin.Store in a cool place and use within 3 days.
Do not use Organic White Willow Bark if you are currently taking:
*Blood thinners and/or anti-coagulants.*Beta blockers*Diuretics (water pills)*Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs*Methotrexate and phenytoin (Dilantin) *Avoid if you have asthma, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or are allergic to salicin, people who are allergic or sensitive to salicylates (aspirin) should not use Organic White Willow Bark.
DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Disclaimer: The data provided above is for informational purposes only & should in no way be construed as medical advice. It is intended to educate the consumer on the benefits of each specific plant derived ingredient and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or illness.
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