how to make willow bark tea

how to make willow bark tea

How to make Willow Bark Tea

Willow bark tea is a natural beverage which offers a variety of health benefits. It is known to have anti-inflammatory effects, reduce fever and regulate digestion, among other benefits. It is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. Here’s how:


  • 2 teaspoons of dried willow bark
  • 1 cup of hot water (not boiling)
  • Honey, lemon, or other herbs/spices (optional)


  1. Put the tea leaves into mug. Put the two teaspoons of dried willow bark into the mug.
  2. Pour in the hot water. Pour in hot water that is not boiling.
  3. Add honey or lemon. If desired, add a teaspoon of honey, lemon juice or other herbs/spices to the mug.
  4. Let the tea steep. Let the tea steep in the mug for 5-10 minutes. If desired, strain the tea with a strainer or cheesecloth.
  5. Enjoy your tea. Enjoy your willow bark tea!

Tips for making the perfect willow bark tea

  • Do not steep the tea for longer than 10 minutes.
  • If desired, sweeten the tea with honey, sugar, or a sweetener of your choice.
  • For a stronger flavor, use more willow bark.
  • Pour the tea through a strainer if needed to remove any small bark pieces.

Now that you know how to make willow bark tea, you can enjoy its many health benefits in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy!


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