Aspirin has been used to relieve pain and soothe an inflammation since the 5th century, as well as in the treatment of heart diseases and prevention of blood clots.
Salicylic acid is the main ingredient of aspirin, but you surely do not know all the amazing uses of these pills.
However, these pills also have other amazing uses which you probably haven’t heard about. Here are 9 interesting uses for aspirin.
1. It helps in the case of insect bites and stings
To relieve the inflammation and itching in the case of stings or insect bites, rub this pill over them. However, you should visit your doctor in case you are allergic to bee stings.
2. It dries up pimples
Simply crush one aspirin and add a little bit of water to it, just to moisturize it. Next thing you need to do is apply the obtained paste to the pimple. Now let it sit like that for a couple of minutes in order for the paste to act. Then you need to wash of this paste with soap and water.
3. It rejuvenates the skin
Aspirin is loaded with salicylic acid which works like a clear-all for skin. This is mostly because it helps to reduce swelling, redness and acne by removing oil and dead skin cells that are clogging them.
Just crush five aspirin pills and mix them with ¼ cup of water and a teaspoon of honey.
Apply the mixture on the skin and leave it to act for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. The regular use of this mask will treat all skin issues and significantly rejuvenate the skin.
4. It treats hard calluses
The procedure is very simple, just crush 5 aspirin pills, and mix them with some lemon juice and half a teaspoon of honey. Apply the paste on the hard calluses on your feet and wrap the foot in a warm towel. Secure it with plastic wrap. After 10 minutes, remove the wrap, and the effects will surprise you!
5. It treats dandruff
Simply crush 2 aspirin pills and make a fine powder. Then, add this powder to your regular shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. Leave it to stay for a couple of minutes, and then rinse well. Wash your hair once again with plain shampoo. This will effectively treat and prevent dandruff.
6. It eliminates perspiration stains
This simple trick will help you get rid of the perspiration stains on your clothes: Simply crush two aspirins and mix the powder in 1/2 cup warm water. Soak the stained part of the garment in the solution for two to three hours.
7. It restores hair color
If your hair is colored in light colors then unfortunately the chlorinated water can greatly damage it. However, you can return back its shine and volume if you dissolve 6-8 aspirin pills in a glass of warm water and rub the solution on the hair. You should leave it to act for around 10-15 minutes.
8. It cleans the grease from the cookware
Aspirin is the magic pill that will help you to clean the grease from pots and pans. The procedure is very easy: crush few aspirins, mix them with lemon juice and apply the paste to clean the burnt-on grease from your pots and pans
9. Aspirin will help the plants last longer
if you want your flowers to last longer, the only thing you need to do is to crush an aspirin and add it to the water in which the flowers are staying.