6 Surprising Uses of Aspirin – What do you do when you have a splitting headache or body-ache? Head to the medicine cabinet and grab a bottle of Aspirin, right? That’s what most of us do. Aspirin is known worldwide to treat headache, fever, inflammations, hangover etc but this medicine can do much more than treating these common ailments. No we are not talking about Aspirin’s ability to protect you from heart attack or stroke, but it has health-boosting potentials, from fighting acne to preventing certain types of cancer. Aspirin is very beneficial in treating some skin and hair problems as well. Not only that, these pills can help you with gardening as well. Basically Aspirin can be used throughout household. Don’t believe us? Check out 6 Surprising Uses of Aspirin below.
6 Surprising Uses of Aspirin
Treating Acne and Pimples
There are numerous home remedies to treat acne and pimples and the ‘Aspirin therapy’ is one of the most effective ones. Simply crush few aspirin pills and mix them with water for a semi liquid consistency and then use it as a ‘spot treatment’ to cure the acne and pimples. The active ingredient in Aspirin is salicylic acid which is a proven solution for acne and pimple, thanks to its antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties. The salicylic acid in aspirin helps to unclog pores and heal the redness and inflammation. We all know that clogged pores are a major reason behind breakouts.
Treat Ingrown Hairs
More or less, we all have faced the problem of ingrown hair. Basically ingrown hair is a hair follicle which is trapped underneath the skin and its very irritating. But Aspirin is a great solution to this ingrown hair problem. Make a semi liquid paste by mixing aspirin powder and water and apply it on the affected area. The salicylic acid in aspirin will remove the dead skin cells and loosen the hair trapped underneath. Aspirin is also helpful in healing the redness, swelling well as the pain associated with ingrown hair.
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Hard calluses on the feet are extremely uncomfortable. You can soften the hard calluses by making a paste using aspirin powder (5-6 tablets), lemon juice and water. Apply the paste over the calluses and wrap the area with a warm towel and then cover it with a plastic bag. Stay like this for 10 minutes and then remove the bag and towel and use a pumice stone to rub the feet and get rid of the calluses.
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Removing Perspiration Stain
What’s worse than a stubborn sweat stain on a white shirt? Well, aspirin can help you out with removing blotches and stains from fabric. Crush two aspirin and mix the powder with half of a cup of warm water. Soak the stained part of the dress in that solution for 2-3 hours before you wash it with detergent.
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Some of us get dandruff all year around and no amount of anti dandruff shampoo can help us with this. Good news for those, aspirin is here to save you. Make powder of two aspirin pills and mix it with your shampoo each time you wash your hair. Apply it on the hair and leave it on for couple of minutes. Rinse well and wash again with a plain shampoo. Aspirin contains salicylates which controls dandruff effectively.
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If the soil in your garden is affected by a large amount of fungus, then you may never be able to grow that little greenery in your house. The presence of fungus takes away the nourishment from the soil that it supplies to the plants. Treat the soil with aspirin solution to prevent fungus growth and save the plants. However, do not use too many pills as it can damage the plants. Ideally one aspirin pill should be used in one gallon of water.
These were 6 Surprising Uses of Aspirin. Next time when you buy Aspirin, don’t limit its use only for fever or headache. Aspirin works just as well outside as it does for your health.
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