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27 Foods that Contain Natural Aspirin

27 Foods that Contain Natural Aspirin

When most people experience headaches, joint pain, or other aches in their body, they turn to aspirin or another anti-inflammatory drug.

Aspirin was originally derived from the herbs meadowsweet and willow bark and later synthesized by the pharmaceutical industry to create a patentable product, which they do to increase profits. When natural compounds are synthesized in a laboratory and then marketed as drugs, they typically cause side-effects that the food and herb sources do not usually cause.

Unfortunately the list of side-effects on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also called NSAIDs) is lengthy and not worth the risk for most people.  It ranges from gastrointestinal irritation to death.  Fortunately, there are many foods that contain salicylates or salicylic acid, which is the active ingredient in aspirin.

Before you pop that pill, consider the many fruits, vegetables, and herbs that contain natural aspirin:

 

Apples
Avocados
Blueberries
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Cherries
Chili peppers
Cucumbers
Currants (including dried currants)
Dates
Eggplant
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kiwi
Licorice (the herb, not the candy)
Meadowsweet (an herb)
Paprika
Peaches
Plums and prunes
Radishes
Raspberries
Spinach
Strawberries
Turmeric (the spice)
Willow bark
Zucchini

 

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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8:04AM PST on Feb 2, 2015

Thanks

11:59AM PST on Jan 10, 2015

Great, thanks!

5:11AM PDT on Sep 6, 2014

thanks

2:58PM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

Thanks for the information.

7:02AM PDT on Sep 4, 2014

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9:33PM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

thanks

6:49PM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

It's sort of funny because I cannot tolerate nsaids but everything on that list is what I use!

6:51AM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

Thanks Michelle for re-sharing the article.

4:01AM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

interesting and helpful info!

1:52AM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

thank you for the article

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