Since ancient times, people have known about the Willow tree’s ability to reduce pain and high body temperature. More than two thousand years ago, the Greek doctor Hippocrates advised his patients to chew on the bark and leaves of the Willow. The tree contains a nutrient called salicin, which is naturally present in Willow Water. Salicin is the active extract of the bark, called after the Latin name for the White Willow (Salix alba).
Calcium is the fifth most abundant metal in the earth’s crust. Willow Water’s natural calcium content is a result of the rainwater passing through the extensive limestone deposits on its way to the aquifer. Calcium is an essential constituent of teeth, cells and bones. A lack of calcium can lead to osteoporosis, brittle bones and difficulties with stature and mobility in later life. Drinking 1.5 litres of Willow Water a day will provide you with well over a quarter of your daily calcium requirement.