Season 9 Episode 3:
Willow Tree Bark for Natural Pain Relief

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Willow Tree Bark for Natural Pain Relief

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Episode Summary

Willow tree bark is a fantastic herb for natural pain relief! Backaches, muscular soreness, headaches, arthritis…these are just some of the complaints willow can help you with. But, as with any herb,  you need to know how to work with it safely and effectively.

Join me in this episode to find out how you can work with willow tree bark when inflammatory and musculoskeletal pain is bringing you (or a loved one) down.

I’m sharing a recipe for willow bark tea so you can easily have your own willow bark medicine right at your fingertips. (Don’t miss downloading your free, printable recipe card with all the details!) I’ll also show you a great way to apply this powerful tea topically… it’s wonderful for cooling and soothing itchy rashes like poison ivy, poison oak, and eczema!

After listening in, you’ll know:

► Why willow is safer than aspirin

► How to choose the willow you make medicine with

► Who should avoid taking willow bark

Willow is one of our most generous plants, offering us pain relief, digestive and skin support, baskets, and even a bit of shade to rest under.


What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:10] Introduction to willow
  • [03:39] Willow tree bark for natural pain relief 
  • [04:15] Willow tree bark energetics
  • [06:01] Willow tree bark for modulating inflammation in fevers, colds, and influenza
  • [07:21] Willow tree bark for the skin
  • [09:42] How to identify willow
  • [10:51] Safety considerations for willow tree bark
  • [11:17] How to make willow bark tea for natural pain relief
  • [15:31] Willow tidbit

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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.  


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