Jul 22, 2021
It's common for folks to think about willow as an alternative to aspirin. Most people know that willow bark also contains salicylic acid, which is the main compound in aspirin. But if we think of willow just as an herbal form of aspirin, it can oftentimes lead to misuse of this plant, which can lead to possible adverse side effects if you give it to the wrong person.
But I also think that, contrary to popular belief, there are times where aspirin has its place. I have been adopting a little bit more of an open mind when it comes to healing and helping people. I believe that there are certain situations where an aspirin actually might be able to save a life.
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