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Salicylic acid, the main ingredient of aspirin, is also able to be derived from multiple plants, notably the willow tree! However, the processing used today invented by Bayer (which serves to reduce stomach upset when taken orally) wouldn't be easily replicable.

That said, Hippocrates and the Egyptians made do with plain old willow bark, so we can suck it up, eh?