Close up of a teapot with tea made of willow bark
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Willow Bark Tea Recipe

An age-old remedy for joint pain and headaches. 
Cook Time10 mins
Steeping Time30 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Tea, Herbal Tea
Cuisine: Chinese, European
Keyword: Willow Bark Tea, White Willow Bark Tea
Appliance: Saucepan
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Raksha Hegde


  • 4 tsp white willow bark
  • 2 cups water filtered
  • 1 cinnamon stick optional
  • 2 tsp honey optional


  • You can buy white willow bark from health stores. Follow the package instructions to store it properly. 
    Close-up of dried willow bark on a jute cloth
  • In a saucepan, take water and white willow bark. Boil it for 5-10 minutes. Turn the heat off. 
  • Let the willow bark steep for an additional 20-30 minutes. You can add a cinnamon stick in it for additional flavor. 
  • Strain the tea in teacups. The tea is bitter-tasting and you can use honey to sweeten it. 
    Tea with willow bark, dried willow bark, and leaves