WILLOW BARK: A study conducted in part by the Rambam Medical Center reported that an oral
willow bark extract (salicin) may offer relief from chronic lower back pain.
In a four week, blinded study, 191 volunteers followed one of three daily regimens: 240 mg of
salicin (high dose), 120 mg of salicin (low dose) or a placebo. Those who received
the highest dosage of salicin experienced the most pain relief. Only one allergic
reaction, which researchers said was possibly related to the extract was
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