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Red Willow Bark


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Also known as: can'sa'sa

LATIN NAME: Cornus stolonifera

PART(S) USED: Inner bark

OVERVIEW: Red Willow Bark, often referred to as "can'sa'sa", is made from the inner bark of the red osier dogwood. This bark is traditionally used in the sacred pipe, either on its own or blended with other herbs. Red Willow Bark has also been known to reduce pain and inflammation as it contains salicylic acid.

PREPARATIONS: Red Willow Bark has been used in smoking mixtures, or chewed in small amounts to reduce pain and/or inflammation.

PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Consult a healthcare practitioner before use, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are on any medications. 


This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.