And it’s not regulated by the FDA.
Developed in 1897 by the German chemist Felix Hoffmann, aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, has long proved its value as an analgesic. Two millenniums before that, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used its active ingredient — which he extracted from the bark and leaves of the willow tree — to help alleviate pain and fevers.
Many high-quality research studies have confirmed that the use of aspirin substantially reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease [through] a variety of mechanisms, including keeping blood clots from forming.
New reports about aspirin’s benefits in cancer prevention are just as convincing…in part, by dampening an immune response called inflammation.
Source: The New York Times.