• By ICR Secretariat
  • Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019

How aspirin became a wonder drug against heart disease and cancer

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24332482-300-how-aspirin-became-a-wonder-drug-against-heart-disease-and-cancer/

WE HAVE known for a while there was something about the willow tree. Hippocrates, the “father of medicine”, recommended chewing willow bark as a remedy for pain and fever in the 5th century BC, as well as drinking tea brewed with it to relieve pain in childbirth. In 1763, the clergyman Edward Stone from Chipping Norton, UK, wrote a letter to the president of the Royal Society describing his experiments, which showed that powdered willow bark helped treat the “agues”, or fevers, of people living in damp areas.