While they are both plant medicine and can treat many of the same aliments, CBD and Willow Bark are not the same.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for “cannabidiol” and is a chemical extracted from the cannabis plant (known commonly as hemp or marijuana).
What is White Willow Bark?
Willow bark is extracted from the willow tree and contains a miracle ingredient called Salicin.
The Amazing Benefits of CDB and White Willow Topical Creams:
- they soothe aches, burns, and rashes
- they reduce redness and swelling
- they fight and eliminate inflammation
CBD and Willow bark alleviate pain for skin conditions—including arthritis, eczema, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, dermatitis, and acne.
Both are antimicrobial, which means they fight harmful that infect your skin. Willow bark and CBD are full of antioxidants, which help reduce signs of aging or damage to the skin (such as scarring or enlarged pores). Remarkably, both boost skin metabolism, which helps the skin repair and replace damaged skin cells.
In essence, both reduce pain whilst also repairing the body, making them affective cures for a wide range of common conditions.
How much do they typically cost?
A topical CBD pain cream typically runs between 25-50 dollars, where-as willow bark prices range from 15-30 dollars. A product for either ingredient typically has an application that lasts up to 2-6 hours.
Do either Topical CBD or Willow bark have side effects?
Both are very safe and typically do not cause side effects. Some people are allergic to either CBD or Willow Bark, so it may be safe to start by applying a little bit at a time and in case a reaction occurs.
Are they safe to take together?
Sadly, not much research exists in the use of topical CBD and Willow Bark used together, so using them together is not recommended. As with most products, consult with your doctor first before trying other products on top of your other medications and prescriptions.
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