Natural Aspirin

Natural Aspirin


Eating fruits and vegetables may help the human body make its own aspirin.


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Salicylic acid, the key component that gives aspirin its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, maybe something humans can produce on their own, a new study suggests.

Salicylic acid (SA) previously had been found in the blood of people who had not taken aspirin recently -- especially vegetarians. This made sense because salicylic acid is a natural substance found in fruits and vegetables.

However, researchers in the United Kingdom who gave study participants benzoic acid, another natural substance in fruits and vegetables that the human body could use to produce salicylic acid, concluded that people can make their own SA based on the subsequent changes in the participants' SA levels.


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