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Forget the Willow Bark Extract — Go For Aspirin

28 Sep 2022

Contrary to popular belief, aspirin does not occur in nature, it is not found in the willow tree. But there is a connection. Aspirin, or acetyl salicylic acid, was first produced commercially by...

Aspirin Doesn't Grow on Trees

4 Jun 2021

It is a common misconception that aspirin is found in the bark of the willow tree. A related compound called salicin does indeed occur in willow bark, thereby explaining the use of the bark as a...

Can Aspirin Help Remove Stains and Keep your Whites White?

14 Jun 2018

The internet is full of suggestions that Aspirin can be used to remove stains and get whiter whites. These sites don’t offer any mechanism of this bleaching of course, so I had to try it myself.

Aspirin and Heart Disease

20 Mar 2017

A time-honoured medical maxim states, “primum non nocere.” That’s the way, “first do no harm” used to be taught in medical school when Latin was still part of the curriculum. Basically it means...

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