salicylic acid

  1. a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes
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  • Originally salicylates (salts of salicylic acid) were obtained from the bark and leaves of willow and poplar trees; indeed ‘salicylate’ derives from the title of the willow genus, Salix.
  • The salicylic acid helps exfoliate the scalp.
  • Vaccinations help prevent some virus infections. rabies animal bites warts touch fungus ringworm athlete's foot jock itch by touch or from clothing sulfur and vinegar ointments: undecylenic, benzoic, salicylic acid griseofulvin internal parasites (harmful animals living in the body) Chapter 9
  • In its defence, Goat Willow provides an early source of nectar for the bees; it also provides "witch's aspirin", since its bark apparently contains salicylic acid (from salix), the source of "real" aspirin. A life less ordinary: Tobias Jones
  • In addition, previous experimental work by Vogel indicates that acetylsalicylic acid, indomethacin, and phenylbutazone strengthen uninjured collagenous structures in rats.
  • Its fine, nonabrasive grains are gentle on the skin, with a hint of salicylic acid to smooth rough spots.
  • Ointments with salicylic acid and sulfur can also be used for cradle cap (seborrhea). Chapter 31
  • It gives a superlight exfoliation with salicylic acid and melty enzymes. Times, Sunday Times
  • The chemical, salicylic acid, is an active ingredient in aspirin, which is known to thin the blood and reduce the risk of heart disease and bowel cancer.
  • The most common treatments are amorolfine nail lacquer, tioconazole nail solution, salicylic acid paint, and undecenoates paint.
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