Aspirin is one of the most commonly used painkillers. In fact, it is likely to be found in every house. It is excellent against pain, but it also can reduce brightness fever. Studies have shown that aspirin can drastically reduce the risk of heart attacks and blood clots in heart patients.
Aspirin was first made from willow bark, which has a long history of being used as a natural analgesic. Even the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (father of medicine), recommended his patients for the treatment of headaches. Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, was first isolated in 1897 by Felix Hoffman, when he worked as a chemist at Bayer. Today, the annual consumption of aspirin reached around 40,000 tons in the world, making it one of the most commonly used drugs in the world.