Anything to Stop the Pain. Is buying a bottle of aspirin the solution or the PROBLEM...?? There are people without number who live with pain, whole industries and professions, books, and institutions are involved in the business of stopping the pain. Willow Bark is a natural way to go. An ever growing population is tired of synthetic drugs, and want a natural remedy to help alleviate their health conditions. Natural Willow bark is a natural alternative for your aches and pains.
Natural Alternative To Acetaminophen, Aspirin And Tylenol For Pain And Fever
Willow is widely known as a source of salicylic acid, the precursor of one of the worlds most commonly used painkilling drugs Aspirin. The medicinal power of willow lies in its inner bark, which has been used therapeutically for several thousand years.
Willow bark has been used throughout the centuries in both the West and the East, and continues to be used by herbal practitioners for the treatment of fever, pain, headache, and inflammatory conditions.
Concentrated Salicin Extract of Willow bark has been used for centuries by herbalists. Willow was the basis of the synthesis of aspirin. It contains salicin and related compounds. White willow bark contains a number of flavonoids, and numerous glycosides, of which salicin is the most important. In the body, salicin is gradually converted into salicylic acid, which is the precursor to acetylsalicylic acid, better known as Aspirin. Because of the time required for this conversion, the therapeutic properties of white willow bark take effect more slowly but continue for a longer period of time than those of Aspirin.
Salicin, unlike aspirin, does not irritate the stomach as much. Willows analgesic activity is the result of salicins inhibition of the production of prostaglandins, hormone like chemicals produced by the body in response to injury that causes aches, pains, and inflammation. Recent clinical studies support the painkilling and fever-reducing properties of willow bark.
Willow bark is a remedy for headaches, toothaches, and back pain, muscle and joint inflammation, pain and stiffness, and for conditions such as sports injuries and gout. Willow bark herb causes few side effects and may be preferrable to aspirin type anti-inflammatories in conditions such as osteoarthritis that require long term use.
Although the bark of white willow is most commonly used, related species such as black or basket willow and crack or brittle willow are also sources of willow bark in herbal medicine.
DID YOU KNOW?:
Twice as many people choose aspirin over the personal computer as an invention they couldn't live without in a national survey on inventions conducted by MIT in 1996
Americans consume over 50 million aspirin tablets every day¦. that's over 15 billion tablets a year.
The bayer aspirin was originally marketed in loose powder form. In 1900, the company introduced aspirin in tablet form.
In 1900, Felix Hoffman was issued a U.S. patent for Aspirin (No. 644,077)
The name "aspirin" is composed of a- (from the acetyl group) -spir- (from the spiraea flower) and -in (a common ending for drugs at the time).
Today over 70 million pounds of aspirin are produced annually all over the world, making it the world's most widely used drug.
"Take two aspirin and text me tomorrow" - Anonymous
HOW IT WORKS:
Aspirin reduces the production of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which are produced in tissues throughout the body. Prostaglandins have many functions. They are part of the chemical messenger systems involved in feeling pain, fever, the redness and swelling that can accompany injuries, and even in contracting certain muscles, for example, the uterus. Since aspirin lowers the amount of prostaglandins, it can help alleviate conditions like pain, fever and the discomfort of menstrual cramps. Aspirin also reduces production of substances involved in the early stages of our body's blood clotting mechanism. This is why doctors may prescribe aspirin, as part of a regimen including diet and exercise, for appropriate individuals with cardiovascular disease
The leaves and bark of willows are mentioned in ancient texts in Egypt. Native Americans also used it in their medicinal practices. It wasn't until the 1800's that scientists discovered what was in the willow tree that relieved pain and reduced fever. The substance was named salicylic acid. But when people suffering from pain took the salicylic acid, it caused sever stomach and mouth irritation.
In 1832, a thirty-seven-year-old French chemist named Charles Gergardt mixed another chemical with the acid and produced good results, but the procedure was difficult and took a lot of time. Gerhardt decided the new compound wasn't practcal, so he set aside.
Sixty-five-years later a German chemist, Felix Hoffmann, was working for Bayer and Co, when he mostly by chance, made a discovery of historic significance on August 10, 1897. By acetylating salicylic acid with acetic acid, he succeeded in discovering a pain-relieving, fever-lowering and anti-inflammatory substance. In 1899 it was launched for the first time under the trade name Aspirin, initially as a powder supplied in glass bottles. Aspirin has made the Bayer name world-famous like no other drug product. Four years earlier, Bayer had began selling a new over the counter cough medicine called "Heroin". The new permanent cure for coughs and any other thing that ales you.
At the time, opium was either being banned or in the process of being banned in most Western Countries. With "heroin", Bayer's relabeling of a narcotic was/is standard procedure for any pharmaceutical company. Claiming it was "non-addictive", when in reality it was a purer form of chemically synthesized Opium, is criminal at best. After World War I, Bayer had its assets, including the rights to its name and trademarks confiscated in the United States. Bayer's assets and trademarks were acquired by Sterling Drug, a predecessor of Sterling Winthrop.
In Germany the Bayer company then became part of IG Farben, a conglomerate of German chemical industries that formed a part of the financial core of the German Nazi regime. I.G. Farben was one of the largest companies in the world in 1940. They were blamed by the lead prosecutor in the Nuremburg tribunal for the responsibility of starting World War Two. And you thought it was Mr. Hitler!! The US prosecutor Telford Taylor Said "If they [Farben executives] are not punished for these crimes the harm they will do to future generations is much greater than Hitler could ever have done. " this prediction is coming true. Corporate camouflage, the art of concealing property from foreign gov. has a special place in the history of Farben. Unlike their involvement in mass murder during the war. Their involvment in camouflage, predates and outlived the war. the effects will live for years to come. In german they call this' tarnung. ' The magic hood that renders its wearer invisiable. Camouflage worked for them before, and is still working for them today.
After the war Farben was broken up (on paper) into. nine companies: the Big Three (Bayer, BASF, Hoechst) and nine smaller firms, including Agfa.
The Company They Keep
That Germany lost the Second World War is not in doubt. That Germans suffered as a result is obvious. Click on the link above to see who won the war.
The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben, by Joseph Borkin, The Free Press, A Division of Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1978, p 160
When these firms, still owned and controlled by the same families, organizations and in many cases the same individuals, are considered as a whole, I.G. Farben is bigger and more powerful than ever.
Corporate camouflage, the art of concealing foreign properties from enemy governments, has a special place in the history of I.G. Farben. Unlike I.G.'s involvement in mass murder and slave labor, which was a wartime aberration, I.G.'s program of camouflage long predated and outlived the war. Its political effects will persist for years to come.
Ibid., p 164
In German they call this Tarnung, the magic hood that renders its wearer invisible. Camouflage really does work. It's still working.
Consider the case of party member Hermann Schmitz, who became the chairman of Farben's managing board in 1935.
It is a good bet that if Hermann Schmitz were alive today he would bear witness as to who really won. Schmitz died contented, having witnessed the resurgence of I.G. Farben, albeit in altered corporate forms, a money machine that continues to generate profits for all the old I.G. shareholders and enormous international power for the German cadre directing the workings of the successor firms. To all appearances he died in relatively reduced circumstances, in 1960, at the age of seventy-nine, though immensely wealthy during his lifetime. Any information about his fortune seemingly vanished with his death; but those who knew him believe it still exists. He was the master manipulator, the corporate and financial wizard, the magician who could make money appear and disappear, and reappear again.
... Schmitz's wealth largely I.G. Farben bearer bonds converted to the Big Three successor firms, shares in Standard Oil of New Jersey (equal to those held by the Rockefellers), General Motors, and other U.S. blue chip industrial stocks, and the 700 secret companies controlled in his time by I.G., as well as shares in the 750 corporations he helped Bormann establish during the last year of World War II has increased in all segments of the modern industrial world. The Bormann organization in South America utilizes the voting power of the Schmitz trust along with their own assets to guide the multinationals they control, as they keep steady the economic course of the Fatherland.
Not surprisingly, Bayer was also linked to the experiments of Josef Mengele. Mengele, "The Angel of Death" is given credit for running the NAZI precursor of CIA mind control project, MK-Ultra, also known as Operation Marionette.
If all of this is giving you a headache, I apologize, but the Bayer legacy continues:
Bayer AG is involved in an ongoing controversy with French and Nova Scotian beekeepers over claimed pesticide kills of honeybees from its seed treatment insecticide imidacloprid. France has since issued a provisional ban on the use of Imidacloprid for corn seed treatment pending further action. A consortium of U.S. beekeepers has also filed a civil suit against Bayer Crop Science for alleged losses. Strange how the media can't seem to understand why all the bees are dying!! Today Bayer is continuing to launch new and renamed pesticides and other modern marvels.
In October 2001, Bayer was taken to court after 24 children in the remote Andean village of Tauccamarca were killed and 18 severely poisoned when they drank a powdered milk substitute that had been contaminated with methyl parathion. The white powder that resembles powdered milk and has no strong chemical odour was packaged in small plastic bags that provide no protection to users and give no indication of the danger of the product within. The bags were labeled in Spanish only, and carried drawings of healthy carrots and potatoes but no warnings indicating danger or toxicity. After a nine month investigation, a Peruvian Congressional Subcommittee has found significant evidence of criminal responsibility by both the agrochemical company Bayer and the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture in the poisoning of 42 children in the remote Andean village of Tauccamarca in October 1999.
The evidence seems to indicate that Bayer has continued its involvement in achieving the NAZI and IG Farben objective of a "Master Race" unpolluted by those that they view as inferiors. Like heroin, a name change was in order to perpetuate a product that has no real benefit to mankind.
Think about that next time you buy a bottle of aspirin!
Why do we continue to support big pharma by buying pills, when they are just band-aids? why not go the natural way and put big pill companies out of business?
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