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Aspirin: Is it a cureall

Aspirin or Acetylsalicylic acid (A S A) is based on a compound made from willow leaves and has been in use in one form or another for 2400 years. Aspirin, as we know it today was first created in 1853 by a chemist, called Charles Frederic Gerhardt.

Aspirin is one of the most widely used medications globally, with an estimated 40,000 tonnes (44,000 tons) (50 to 120 billion pills) consumed each year.[7][13] It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system. (wikipedia)
So is it a cureall?
Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a medication used to reduce painfever, or inflammation.[5] Specific inflammatory conditions which aspirin is used to treat include Kawasaki diseasepericarditis, and rheumatic fever.[5] Aspirin given shortly after a heart attack decreases the risk of death.[5] Aspirin is also used long-term to help prevent further heart attacks, ischaemic strokes, and blood clots in people at high risk.[5] It may also decrease the risk of certain types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer.[6] For pain or fever, effects typically begin within 30 minutes.[5] Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and works similarly to other NSAIDs but also suppresses the normal functioning of platelets.[5] (wikipedia)

Not really but it is a very basic, very useful medication.

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