Salicin is used as an analgesic and antipyretic. It is also used as a substrate for beta-glucosidase and an inhibitor of Cox. It finds application as an anti-inflammatory agent. It is involved in antipyretic action without causing gastric injury.
Substrate for ß -glucosidase.
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