Salicin (C13H18O7) is an alcoholic β- that contains . Salicin is an anti-inflammatory agent that is produced from all barks.
Salicin is closely related in chemical make-up to and has a very similar action in the human body although it is considered better than as it has a higher bioavailability and it does not cause gastric bleeding . When consumed, it is metabolized to . The systematic (IUPAC) name of the molecule is 2-(Hydroxymethyl)phenyl β-D-glucopyranoside. It has the following classifications and chemical properties:
CAS No. 138-52-3
Merck index 11,8293
Salicin elicits bitterness like , when consumed