Salicylates antiaggregant, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antiuricosuric/uricocsuric, and hyper/ hypoglycemic. The pro-drug salicin, which does not irritate the stomach, is metabolized to saligenin in the GI tract and salicylic acid after absorption. "Products containing willow should preferably be standardized on their salicin content ..." (CAN). "The analgesic actions of willow are typically slow-acting but last longer than standard aspirin products" (SKY). McCarty and Block (2006) note the potential in cancer and diabetes for IKKbeta Inhibitors like salicylic acid, found presumably in all willow species. IKKbeta Inhibitors may help reverse insulin resistance and control type-2 diabetes. Serving as IKKbeta Inhibitors in vitro are the salicylic acid, resveratrol from the biblical grape, and silybinin from milk thistle (X16880431).
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