As the world wakes up to the freshness of nature and natural products, Herbs take on a leading role. Simple everyday foods and herbs have moved out of the kitchen to be an effective, inexpensive and safe part of health care. The time-tested science of Ayurveda uses the goodness of single herbs and different foods to keep your body at its healthiest best. Women Fitness presents a detailed Directory of herbs.
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, reduces fever, anti-rheumatic, astringent. White willow is the original source of salycilic acid, the forerunner of aspirin. Extremely effective for reducing joint, hip, and back pain caused by rheumatism and arthritis. In combination with other herbs and dietary changes, it relieves inflammation and swelling, and improves mobility in painful, creaky joints. Also used to manage high fevers and may be used to ease headaches. White willow assists during menopause by reducing sweating during hot flashes and night sweats.