Some of the uses of the trees give us wood and paper. But most ignore that aspirin – now synthesized in the laboratory. – But had its origin in the white willow, when in 1829 a French pharmacist, Pierre-Joseph Leroux, gather extract from it the salicin, its main component.
<h2>Uses of Trees: Medicine</h2>
Or that the tree is also an ally in the fight against cancer. Taxol (paclitaxel), an anticancer agent to treat tumors; specially of the breast, ovary, lung, bladder, prostate, esophagus and also against melanoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma. Created in 1968 from a compound extracted from the bark of the yew of the Pacific (Taxus brevifolia); a conifer that grows on the northwest Pacific coast of the United States.