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February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3767As/Is
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I think it is safer for you to take the Advil (which is just a brand name for ibuprofen, an NSAID), than to make a tincture from the willow bark. The active ingredient in the willow bark is also an NSAID, and the problem with trying to make it natural means you don't know how much you are taking. High doses of NSAIDs over a long period of time can lead to gastric upset including ulcers and bleeding. You are much safer taking a controlled amount such as one you can buy over the counter or get from your doctor, than trying to make it natural. You are at much greater risk of unwanted side effects by going natural. Also, if you are worried about the side effects of NSAIDs long term, you could try paracetamol instead. Paracetamol isn't an NSAID and therefore does not have the same side effects as ibuprofen and aspirin. Just make sure to read the dosing instructions as you should take less if you are under a certain weight. (Information is from my brain, I'm a doctor)February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3769Mia
please dont use New York times and google results to show that painkillers MAY be harmful. at least link some scholarly sources because people will believe whatever is on the internet.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3770Lizette Garza
I used to get extremely painful cramps on my period, but since being vegetarian (10 months) my period cramps are close to nothing.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3771Martina Rosati
Please take down this video, you are advertising a method that is really unsafe and can cause major problems to whoever tries it.
I understand that your intentions were good but since you have such a big audience you should really be more responsible and do more research before putting out this kind of content.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3772Paulino Fuentes Jr
Omg this is awesome 😎 not your cramps but the natural remedy. Can you make more natural remedies would this work men?February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3773Lila Twyx
there is still alocohol in it + the willow bark salicin
but go off I guessFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3774Spanish Doll
Too much work, $, & planning for such minimal relief. No Thanks !February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3775BeaniRose
When I get period cramps, I'm not waiting for Willow bark to kick in, I drink a shot glass amount of dill pickle juice and if it doesn't start working in 10mins I drink a coffee mug amount and that always works within 5-10mins every time. It's something the women of my family have done for ages! I have tried it with other types of pickle juice and it's just not the same results.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3776Secret Zexyula Teloiv
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Evening Primrose oil – the ones I get are gel-caps from Whole FoodsFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3779Emmanuelle Martel
"it's natural, so I don't think I can overdose"—> wisdom at its finest.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3780Riley Elliott
"… want to tear my uterus off." *smiles* ME!!!February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3781Willow Rey
Pretty much any other herb is more effective for menstrual pain than willow bark. Lemon balm, nettle, skullcap, lavender, Motherwort, raspberry leaf, ginger, peppermint, topical arnica and comfrey, clary sage, etc.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3782Willow Rey
Willow bark takes 8 hours to kick in. Consult a real herbalist next time, trying to diy clinical medicine is dangerous.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3783Luz !
Ruda is perfect for crampsFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3784Hatori Sachiyo
Try drinking chamomile tea everyday and eat healthier and see how it goesFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3785Bergen Kludt-Painter
Honesty if you have really bad cramps you should just get a prescription pain killer. I also have endometriosis so idk.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3786Serena Odonata
Absolutly not a good idea, yeah it is great when you catched a cold, lessens raised temperature and pain, but it is basicly asperin, wich is ok as a pain medication and great as a BLOODTHINER, that is not a thing you want while menstruatingFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3787Andy Kadir-Buxton
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Do not try this whilst driving or operating heavy machinery.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3788Kelsey Haddix
It is safer if you take asprin. It's the same stuff, just with an acetyl group added to protect your stomach lining from damage.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3789aurora4218
"I don't want to take pain medication so I'm going to take asprin"February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3790aurora4218
"It's natural so I don't think I can overdoes" YOU TOTALLY CAN!February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3791Kacey Meier-Smith
Congrats, you made aspirin🤷♀️February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3792Redcatrobe
This is a really irresponsibly-made video. I have so many problems with a YouTube personality peddling misinformation about medical issues without a care. A quick search on Healthline reveals that too much willow bark can CAUSE stomach cramping and bleeding, the exact thing that you wanted to prevent. So that’s why when you said kept adding over 100 drops of willow bark, the cramps were still there. And on that note, you work for Buzzfeed, not Goop. I cannot imagine what would prompt a person to nonchalantly vlog about just taking more and more willow bark & saying, “Well, it’s natural, right? So you can’t really overdose.” How hard is it to find reliable sources that state the risks and benefits of tinctures? It takes Google. It’s not you just vlogging on your personal Facebook; you are working for a media company. And it’s setting a bad example for the viewers. You may be covered legally by quickly saying at the front that “You should speak to your doctor before trying anything.” Did you speak to your doctor prior to taking willow bark? Because they would have been able to point out that just because something is natural, doesn’t mean you can’t OD on it. You said at the end that it’s a privilege for you that the pain is manageable and you have a regular cycle. It is also a privilege that you didn’t land in the hospital, where I hope none of your viewers are going.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3793katie glenn
I’m using this information for when I go back in time and need NSAIDs…. yes I watch too much OutlanderFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3794abc katieb
Am I the only one that doesn’t get any help from pain killers during my period?February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3795Lisa Galperin
There’s a reason modern day medicine exists.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3796Cassaundra Acosta
I would take a probiotic daily as long term use of pain killers and antibiotics can disrupt our gut microbiome. Probiotics are a great way to diversify and replenish our gut microbiome. Thus reduce the potential damage that long term use of NSAIDs can cause.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3797recoil53
Natural doesn't mean safe. There are a lot of poisons, for example. A better comparison is that medications of any sort are safe within recommended doses, but poison at higher levels.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3798UnicornMal 2007
Is it weird that I got my first period today and this was in my recommendedFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3799Laura Christine
This whole thing is stupid… should've consulted first with a professional…
Cue a horde of people who will stupidly follow this whole unnecessary trend..February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3800Christian Davis
Just get a hysterectomy, you shouldn’t breed anywayFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3801Lazy Potato
ChocolateFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3802H.M Cross
I need to try this now instead of midol 🙂February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3803Carolina
Everyone is talking about how it obviously isn't safe to assume that just because it's natural you can't overdose which I totally agree with, but also…EIGHT HOURS to get pain relief?? My pain is so bad the 20-30 minutes it takes for the ibuprofen to kick in is too long. There is no way I could wait all day for the willow bark to do the job having a much more effective, reliable and frankly safer option. At least I know exactly what I'm getting with Advil instead of just guessing a dosage and still risking the same, if not worse, side effects as others have pointed out.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3804Florinda Lucero
Willow bark is just the active ingredient in aspirin, what you want for cramps is raspberry leaf.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3805Angela Lovell
Nicely done, Auri! You should've been a bit more careful, or advertised the medical background research you did a bit more, because you scared everyone lol 😛 I'm guessing you had a conversation with the woman at the shop about the white willow's strength, and I trust you, but for the sake of everyone who's missing the point, do be careful to let everyone know you've checked with a doctor (it's not like you're asking for their blessing, just their opinion). I think that was an awesome video, please keep up your stellar attitude, it's very encouraging.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and from my uterus's bottom too (god, that joke is so old, carbon dating doesn't even work on it).February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3806Nightwing Noir
I started my period today… during my ACT test😬February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3807Mrs J
If you take some strawberry runners which are the red veins off of strawberry plant and store them in the dark dry area for a while so they kind of dry out until you need to boil them and make a tea then that helps with your cramps.February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3808Leslie Sanchez
Damn hippiesFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3809Alex S.
Or you know… aspirinFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3810sPiLl_ThAt_TeA
Willow is my dog's name 💖February 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3811Ryan Jolly
What you really should take is magnesium instead of NSAIDsFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #3812FreedomWriter3
Yeah… issa no for me sis. I found this interesting, but my cramps are unbearable so I have to stick with what works for me.
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