Natural salicylates: foods, functions and disease prevention.

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Salicylic acid and related compounds are produced by plants as part of their defence systems against pathogen attack and environmental stress. First identified in myrtle and willow, the medical use of salicylate-rich preparations as anti-inflammatory and antipyretic treatments may date back to the third millennium BC. It is now known that salicylates are… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c1fo10128e

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