More about SalicylateSalicylate sensitivity is the body's inability to handle more than a certain amount of salicylates at any one time. A salicylate sensitive person may have difficulty tolerating certain fruits, vegetables, or any products which contain aspirin.
Salicylates also occur naturally in many plants used as foods (e.g., strawberries, almonds, tomatoes). Methyl salicylate is the main component of wintergreen, sweet birch, gautheria, and betula oils; the compound is used in rubbing liniment to soothe muscular aches and as a flavouring.
Sodium salicylate, traditionally used in the treatment of arthritis, is also used in dyes and as a nonedible preservative. They act as preservatives to delay rotting and as protectants against harmful bacteria and fungi. They are stored in the bark, leaves, roots, and seeds of plants.
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