White willow bark has a long history of use in traditional herbalism. The conversion of willow bark to aspirin began in 1828 when German chemist Felix Hoffmann isolated the active ingredient and named it salicin. In 1899, the Bayer company began manufacturing and selling a modified form of the willow bark chemical acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. This first of the modern miracle medicines has been a mainstay in the treatment of pain ever since.
Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin or other salicylate-containing drugs. Do not administer to children or adolescents with viral infections, as this may cause Reye's syndrome. Avoid if pregnant or nursing.
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White Willow Bark
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