Archive for the 'Natural Aspirin Sources' Category

January 23, 2012

White Willow BarkA gracious and beautiful tree, white willow (known also as weeping willow) is famous for being one of the richest natural aspirin sources, which also plays a role of an important natural remedy and is used in folk and traditional medicines of many nations around the world. In particular, while willow bark has been used for many centuries in Traditional Chinese medicine for its excellent properties as a natural painkiller. Besides, such therapeutic properties of this natural remedy as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial are also known for ages, and in the 18th century special formulas with willow bark were widely used in Europe to combat such diseases as malaria, bubonic plague, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

January 14, 2012

natural aspirinWe all know very well what aspirin is. Known also as Acidum acetylsalicylicum, or acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin is one of the best researched chemical substance which is produced and commonly used as a pharmaceutical drug. Arthur Eichengrün, a German chemist who discovered aspirin, recommended using it as an effective anti-inflammatory remedy for such health conditions as rheumatoid arthritis and related joint pains. Later on, very powerful health benefits of aspirin as a painkiller were discovered, so this drug became a first aid for all sorts of pains, as well as for such symptoms of respiratory infections as fever, muscle aches, headache, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »