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A bitter glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained mainly from the bark of poplar and willow trees and formerly used as an analgesic.

[French salicine, from Latin salix, salic-, willow.]


(ˈsælɪsɪn) or


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble glucoside obtained from the bark of poplar trees and used as a medical analgesic. Formula: C13H18O7
[C19: from French salicine, from Latin salix willow]


(ˈsæl ə sɪn)

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained from the bark of the American aspen: used in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and analgesic.
[1820–30; < French salicine < Latin salic- (s. of salix) willow + French -ine -ine2]
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Beavers are fond of willow bark, which contains a chemical called salicin.
In combination with white willow's anti-inflammatory flavonoids, salicin is thought to be responsible for the plant's pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.
Herbal medicine has made many contributions to commercial drug preparations manufactured today including ephedrine from Ephedra sinica, digitoxin from Digitalis purpurea, salicin (the source of aspirin) from Salix alba and reserpine from Rauwolfia serpentina.
It is hypothesised that the phenolic glucoside salicin in poplar is a major taste stimulant for C.
5 ul/litre) blood agar and fermentation of sugars (L-arabinose, glucose, lactose, maltose, mannose, raffinose, salicin, D-sorbitol, starch, mannitol, rhamnose and sucrose) were performed according to standards procedures (Holt, 1986).
Before we got pain relief from aspirin, for example, its key ingredient salicin could be extracted by boiling willow bark.
Willow is rich in salicin, the basis of modern aspirin, which was first sold in 1899.
Semi-industrial isolation of salicin and amygdalin from plant extracts using slow rotary counter-current chromatography.
In fact, the original aspirin came from the inner back of willows, which contains salicin.
But its active ingredient is salicin, which has an antiinflammatory effect and is derived from willow trees.
The active ingredient in aspirin, acetyl salicylic acid, is a synthetic derivative of the compound salicin, which occurs naturally in plants, notably the willow tree.
Endoglucanase and [beta]-glucosidase activities were determined using carboxymethyl cellulose and salicin (2-[hydroxymethyl]-phenyl-[beta]-D-glucopyranoside) as substrates, respectively.