History of aspirin gives you in nutshell the arrival and originality!
HISTORY OF ASPIRIN
THIS HISTORY OF ASPIRIN IS A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGINALITY OF THIS WONDER DRUG WHICH HAVE RELIEVED AND SAVED MANY PEOPLE OF THE WORLD FROM DREADFUL PAINS, FEVER AND INFLAMMATION OVER THE YEARS.
Growing up in Nigeria in the 60's I was one of those who enjoyed the efficacy and healing powers of aspirin! As of that time in Nigeria, aspirin cures all known headaches at a stroke and the relieving and healing powers were second to none!
I will deal with the healing powers of aspirin in my second article after this introduction history of this wonder drug.
I must be frank with you in reality, "Aspirin" was not the name of this medication until late 19th century about 1899 when a
German scientist at a company named Bayer baptized the drug and gave it the baptismal name of 'Aspirin' from what it used to be called 'acetylsalicylic acid'
Aspirin as I have written was originally known from time immemorial as (Acetylsalicylic acid or (ASA). The medical use and its medicinal properties stretched back to about 400BCE when the substance extracted from bark of Willow tree and other salicylate-rich plants were found to be very effective in healing and relieving pains and fever.
HIPPOCRATES 460 B.C. AND 377 B.C.
It is believed that this guy called Hippocrates a Greek physician was the father of modern medicine who lived between 460 B.C. and 377 B.C. It is equally believed this clever medicine man left historical records of pain relief treatments, including the use of powder made from the bark and leaves of willow tree to heal headaches, pains, inflammation, and fevers.
It is understood that Lewis and Clark allegedly used willow bark tea in 1803-1806 as a remedy for fever for members of the famous expedition. And by the i9th century, pharmacists were experimenting with and prescribing a variety of chemicals related to salicylic acid, the active component of willow extract.
The earliest history of medicines derived from willow trees and other salcyylate-rich plants have been a memorable and important part of pharmacopoeias dating back to ancient Sumer. A stone tablet of medical text from the Third Dynasty of Ur. dated ca. 2000 B.C, lists willow among other plant-and animal-based remedies.
Over the years, Willow bark preparations became a standard part of the (materia medica) of Western medicine beginning at least with the Greek physician Hippocrates in the fifth century BC.,; he recommended it to ease the pain of child-bearing and to reduce fever.
It is also agreed that "the turning point for this salicylate medicines came in 1763, when a letter from English chaplain Edward Stone was read at a meeting of the Royal Society, describing the dramatic power of Willow bark extract to cure ague- an ill-defined constellation of symptoms, including intermittent fever, pain and fatigue, that primarily referred to malaria"
After the baptism by a scientist at a German company BAYER in 1899, the medicine Aspirin became a household name for medication or drug for treating pains and fever and was marketed and sold all over the world!
"Aspirin popularity grew and over the first half of the 20th century, spurred by its effectiveness in the wake of Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 and Aspirin's profitability led to fierce competition and the proliferation of aspirin brands and products".
Like everything in the world, Aspirins popularity declined after the development of acetaminophen/ paracetamol in 1956 and Ibuprofen in 1962.
Between 1960 and 1980,advanced studies about aspirin were made and found that Aspirin are very effective as an anti-clotting agent that reduces the risk of clotting diseases. Once again, the sales and popularity of this wonder drug spread like wild fire as it was found that it could positively be used in preventative treatment for heart attacks, strokes and many other diseases like cancer.
Now that I have given you the history of this wonder drug in a nutshell, in my next article, I will give you several reasons why you should consider taking the drug daily subject to your doctor or GP's recommendation.
The next or follow up article will be entitled "ASPIRIN SAVES LIVES!" You can be sure that I'm deeply concerned about your good health, fitness and long life and this is the reasons behind my website information articles. Please take my articles serious for your health's sake!