Originally Posted by Hajo Flettner
I would suggest that to carry on using a nonsensical, PC term like native American simply because that particular abuse of the English language has taken hold is something that should not be done because it is wrong to do so.
I do not know anything about willow bark and I would venture to say that absolutely no research exists on the matter making an informed decision on it's use impossible.
"native american" is not a "pc term" its what is used in general, about as equally as "american indian". it is used as a general term to cover all the individual nations be cause at this point most of the nations are friendly with each other, at least enough that they can interact with each other and not have issues. powwows are almost always open to all nations with the only real restriction being if they are card carrying natives (being that the US government has recognized that person as having enough of a nation's heritage in their history to be considered that nation to the government, which grants them some extra rights than only a citizen of the US)
red willow bark ha been used for hundreds of years, ive never seen any warnings with it at all and i know a lot of people that have used it and not had issues and not said there is anything you have to be careful with it.