Plants and Medicine: Aspirin *suitable for home teaching*

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This film, from Twig World, looks at the history of aspirin, which can be traced back to the Egyptians, where it comes from and what makes it so special. The key points made in the film are: •Aspirin originates from an ancient plant remedy used by the Egyptians. •They chewed willow bark to relieve pain and fever. •The link was identified and eventually led to the production of aspirin. •Aspirin's main functions are to reduce pain, swelling and fever.

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