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Re: Willow bark rooting hormone

  • Subject: Re: Willow bark rooting hormone
  • From: Barry Roth <barry_roth@YAHOO.COM>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 17:11:02 -0700

I'm no chemist but a teeny bit of a linguist, and I bet the "salic-" in
salicylic acid (aspirin) relates to "Salix," Latin for willow.  Was the
compound first discovered in willows?


--- Carolyn Schaffner <drsnooks@BUFFNET.NET> wrote:

> The indolebutyric acid is related to and has similar properties to our
> common asprin as a medicine, so white willow is used as a pain reliever
> as a tea.
> Carolyn Schaffner in soggy Buffalo, NY

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