Also known as Salicylate, Sodium and Benzoic Acid, 2-Hydroxy-, Monosodium Salt
Sodium salicylate is a sodium salt of salicylic acid. It can be prepared from sodium phenolate and carbon dioxide under higher temperature and pressure. Historically, it has been synthesized from methyl salicylate (found in wintergreen plants or the bark of sweet birch tree) by reacting it with an excess of sodium hydroxide and heating it under reflux.Source: Wikipedia
Patients are most commonly prescribed sodium salicylate to treat depressive or psychotic symptoms, rabies, blastomycosis, and west nile virus.