naturally in plants and serve to protect the plants against diseases,
insects, fungi, and harmful bacteria. The range of foods that have
no salicylate content is very limited. Synthetic salicylates can also
be found in many medications, perfumes, personal care products and
Both natural and synthetic salicylates can cause health problems in
anyone when consumed in large doses. But for those who are salicylate
intolerant, even small doses of salicylate can cause adverse reactions.
If you are interested
in learning more about salicylate sensitivity, go to www.salicylatesensitivity.com
This kit is not for testing salicylate levels in foods.
S 01 Aspirin / Acetylsalicylic Acid
Often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an
antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication.
S 02 Benzyl
Most frequently used in cosmetics; used as a solvent for synthetic
musks and as a fixative in floral perfumes such as jasmine, lilac,
and lily; found in hair dyes, moisturisers, sunscreen, bubble bath
cleanser and aromatic candles; has been associated with allergies
and contact dermatitis.
S 03 Ethyl
A pleasant odour resembling wintergreen; used in perfumery and as
an artificial flavour in food.
S 04 Isoamyl
An orchid like smell: used in perfumery.
S 05 Isobutyl
Used as a perfume in a range of products (aromatic, herbaceous, floral
smell) and as a food flavouring (sweet aromatic; cooling, spicy with
S 06 Methyl
Used in perfume; also found in artificial flavours, sports rubs and
pain relief creams; found naturally in wintergreen and birch.
S 07 Octyl
Salicylate / Octisalate
Used as an ingredient in sunscreens and cosmetics to absorb UVB (ultraviolet)
rays from the sun.
S 08 Phenethyl
Salicylate / Phenylethyl Salicylate
Used as a perfume in a range of products (medicinal, balsamic, slightly
fruity-floral smell) and as a food flavour (medicinal, balsamic).Used
in detergents, fabric softeners, antiperspirants and deodorants, foam
bath, bleach, hard surface cleaner, shampoo and soap.
S 09 Phenyl
Used in the manufacture of some polymers, lacquers, adhesives, waxes
and polishes. Used as an antiseptic.
S 10 Salicylic Acid
Natural sources are unripe fruits and vegetables, particularly blackberries,
blueberries, cantaloupes, dates, raisins, kiwi fruits, guavas, apricots,
green pepper, olives, tomatoes, radish and chicory; also mushrooms;
some herbs and spices contain quite high amounts; while meat, poultry,
fish, eggs and dairy products all have little to no salicylates. Of
the legumes, seeds, nuts, and cereals, only almonds, water chestnuts
and peanuts have significant amounts.