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What is white willow bark good for?

What is white willow bark good for?

Like aspirin: Its kind of like a natural asprin and some people use it for aches, pains, tension, etc. ...Read more

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Hi can you take amtriptyline and feverfew and white willow together?

Hi can you take amtriptyline and feverfew and white willow together?

Yes: Elavil ( amytriptiline ) is vary anticholinergic. though. You should expect to get a dry mouthy, cycloplegia (burred vision when attempting to read) elevated heart rate and a few other side effects depending on the dose. Pamelor, (nortriptyline) I find is much better for fibromyalgia ) Less anticholinergic and still will promote REM sleep) ...Read more

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How will white willow help a chronic backache?

How will white willow help a chronic backache?

Her the story: The bark of white willow contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). It is thought to be responsible for the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the herb. In fact, in the 1800s, salicin was used to develop aspirin. ...Read more

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Would a dose of white willow 6 days before a vasectomy be enough to cause bleeding risks?

Would a dose of white willow 6 days before a vasectomy be enough to cause bleeding risks?

Unlikely: The bark of white willow contains salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) thought to be responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the herb. Because of its similarity to aspirin and its blood thinning/anticoagulant properties, generally recommended to stop taking 10-14 days before major surgery. For a minor procedure such as vasectomy, 6 days adequate ...Read more

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Does willows bark have the same anti-clotting properties as aspirin?

Does willows bark have the same anti-clotting properties as aspirin?

Yes: Aspirin is salicylic acid and is actually derived from extracts of willow bark. As such willow bark will have very similar properties. ...Read more

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If you don't have a period and you have von willows brand disease can you still get pregnant?

If you don't have a period and you have von willows brand disease can you still get pregnant?

Yes and no: Von Willebrands disease will not stop you from getting pregnant. It will require certain precautions once you are pregnant. Having no period is another matter. The absence of periods usually means you are not ovulating, and you need to ovulate to get pregnant. You need to be evaluated by a Gyn or fertility doctor to determine the problem with your periods ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

See details: There is no evidence that these supplements have any benefit in preventing joint destruction, deformities and disability. There are conventional medications that do all of these things and often put the disease in complete remission. Why would you want to put you health in jeopardy with unproven therapies? ...Read more

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Does traumeel contain white willow bark in it or anything else someone allergic to aspirin should not take?

Does traumeel contain white willow bark in it or anything else someone allergic to aspirin should not take?

No problem: Willow bark contains salicylate which is well tolerated by people having adverse side effects from aspirin. Aspirin is acetylsalicylate which is different from salicylate in pharmacologic actions. ...Read more

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Can I use the "it works" "greens" while breast feeding? I noticed It has white willow bark in it? It's a form of aspirin

Can I use the "it works" "greens" while breast feeding? I noticed It has white willow bark in it? It's a form of aspirin

No: The best advice when breast feeding is to avoid, as much as possible, anything that is not a natural food. This would include medication, herbal and mineral products etc. Consult your pediatrician if you feel you need to take a supplement, herb or medication. ...Read more

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I started dating a girl with hsv1 on genitals.I don't have it.If I use my fingers on her genitals will i get willow fingers?

I started dating a girl with hsv1 on genitals.I don't have it.If I use my fingers on her genitals will i get willow fingers?

Yes: If you are not already infected with hsv and to contact an infected site, you are likely to catch the infection and it will not remain at just the fingers. I trust you meant to say "whitlow" see this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/788056-overview. ...Read more