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10 Surprising Uses of Aspirin You Never Knew that Existed

Daily therapy with aspirin will release the pain, aches and fever as well as it will provide many additional health benefits.

It is widely known that if taken properly it can prevent heart attack. Some researches point out that it can prevent Alzheimer’s diseases and even some cancers.

However, aspirin has many other personal, health and beauty benefits.

Here are some of them:

1. Aspirin for Pimples, Acnes and Skin Conditions

The first use of aspirin dates back in the fifth century B.C when Hippocrates used it in the form of salicylic acid, a derivative of acetylsalicylic acid used for treating pains and aches. It is an extract from the bark of a willow tree. According to Joshua Zeichner, a director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology in NY, aspirin removes excess oil, exfoliates the skin surface and treats ache.

The salicylic acid dissolves dead skin, sheds the skin top layer and reduces the appearance of clogged pores. Aspirin also reduces the redness and swelling thus easing the symptoms of rosacea. It should also be used by people with psoriasis because the salicylic acid will make the psoriasis lesions thinner and will reduce the itch.

Crush up 5 uncoated aspirin pills and put them in a quarter-cup of warm water. Stir until it develops into paste-like mixture. You can add a teaspoon of honey to the combination in order to provide additional antibacterial and moisturizing properties. When the mixture reaches your skin temperature, apply it to the affected body parts with ache and let it stay for 10 minutes. Then wash your face with some warm water.

2. Prevents Dandruff

Many dandruff shampoos and face washes contain salicylic acid due to its moisturizing properties. Aspirin and shampoo combination can reduce the inflammation on your scalp that causes dandruff and exfoliate the flakes on the skin.

To make this mixture, crush 2-3 uncoated aspirins and combine them with the amount of shampoo you use when you wash your hair. Massage the scalp and hair with the mixture and leave it for 3-5 minutes before washing.

3. Soothes Insect Bites

According to Zeichner, the aspirin can reduce the swelling, pain and redness from bug bites due to its anti-inflammatory qualities. Apply some aspirin paste as the one we explained for problematic skin or just damp an uncoated aspirin and apply it to the affected area for several minutes.

4. Ingrown Hair Treatment

You can release the discomfort caused by ingrown hairs by an aspirin treatment. The salicylic hair will scrub away the deadly skin thus loosening the ingrown hair.

Its anti-inflammatory qualities will reduce the inflammation, redness and will prevent some mild infection.

Place 2-3 aspirins in one teaspoon of warm water and let them dissolve in a form of paste-like mixture. Add one teaspoon of honey and mix it well. Apply the mixture on the affected part and let it stay for 10 minutes. Wash the skin with warm water and then dry the skin. Practice using this treatment once or twice a week.

5. Bathroom Cleaner

The aspirin may save you some extra money spent on different chemicals for your bathroom. It is suitable for any surface, it exfoliates, removes soap scum and contaminants from the bathroom and other counter surfaces.

Put 2 uncoated aspirin pills in warm water and use the mixture for cleaning the bathroom.

6. Removes Feet Calluses

The aspirin can soften the calluses and the corns on your feet. It exfoliates the skin, removes the dead skin cells and prevent the formation of calluses and corns. Crush three aspirin tablets, add one tsp of lemon juice and two tsps. of water. Heat some piece of cloth in a microwave and then soak the cloth in the mixture. Apply it on the affected part of your feet. Leave it for 10 minutes and then rub them with a pumice stone. Practice using this combination once a day for a few days until you get the needed results.

7. Stain Remover

It’s the salicylic acid that neutralizes the stains by attacking the compound that are found in sweat and breaks them down. Crush three aspirins and combine them with a cup of warm water. Soak the stained cloth in the mixture for a few hours and then wash it in the usual way. Apply the leftover mixture on some grass or nicotine stains and leave it for 15 minutes. Afterwards wash your hands thoroughly.

8. Increases the Growth of Your Garden

Aspirin is very useful for the garden because it activates the plant’s’ natural defense system and prevent the formation of fungus. It also increases the growth of the plants. Put an uncoated aspirin in one gallon of water and spray this mixture on every outdoor and indoor plant. You can also prolong the life of fresh cut flowers.

The professor of plant science, Judy Jernstedt, from the UC Davis, claims that the salicylic acid in aspirin reduces the production of ethylene, the substance that increases the rate of floral senescence. If you dissolve an aspirin in the vase, you can prevent the growth of mold which may enter the cut stem and damage the vascular tissue of the plant. For that reason, any time you have some floral decoration make sure you put some aspirin in the water.

9. Removes Warts

Apply some crushed aspirin on the wart and protect it with some tape. The wart will be gone very soon because the method you have applied is a clinically proved one.

10. Egg Stain Remover

Anytime you drop some raw egg onto your clothes try to scrape off as much as egg as you can and then sponge out the rest with some warm water. Do not use hot water because it will just set the egg. If this doesn’t help crush one aspirin and combine it with water and cream of tartar. Mix well the combination until you get a fine paste. Apply the paste on the stain and leave it for half an hour. Afterwards, wash it well and there would be no more stain left.

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