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You Will Need
- Willow tree
- 2 tsp. inner bark
- 1 c. water
- Sharp knife (optional)
Find a willow tree
Find a tree in the willow family. Examples include quaking aspens, bigtooth aspens, white willows, black willows, crack willows, purple willows, and weeping willows.
Cut into the tree's bark, strip it off, and isolate the inner bark. In spring and summer, the bark can be removed in long continuous strips.
Make a tea
Simmer 2 teaspoons of the inner bark in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Let it cool before drinking.
Drink no more than 4 cups of this tea each day. Overdosing has been known to occur.