Since the 5th century, people use salicylic acid for relieving pain and inflammation. It is also efficient and it can prevent blood clots and heart diseases.
It is the main ingredient in aspirin and because of that it’s recommended to always have aspirin with you. But, these pills have other great uses and you may have not even heard about them. Here are nine of them:
It rejuvenates the skin
The aspirin’s salicylic acid can make the skin really clean and it will reduce swelling, acne and redness as it can eliminate the excessive oil and the dead skin cells. Everything you have to do is to crush five aspirin tablets and mix them with one teaspoon of honey and a quarter cup of water. Stir the mixture and apply it on the skin. Leave it like that for ten minutes and then wash the face with warm water. You can use the mask every day, one time in a month or until you get the wanted results.
Aspirin will make the flowers to last longer
The flowers that are cut fresh have a tendency to wither very fast, but if you add a crushed aspirin pill in the base water, it will make them last longer.
It removes the perspiration stains
This is very effective trick and you should definitely give it a try. It is a very simple procedure. You only have to crush two aspirin pills and mix it in half cup of warm water. Then, soak the stained part in the solution for 2-3 hours.
It restores the hair color
The chlorinated water can damage your hair, especially if the hair is colored in light colors. But, do not worry because your hair can be perfect and shiny again. You will only have to dissolve six to eight aspirin pills in 1 glass of warm water and rub the mixture on your hair. Leave it for 10-15 minutes.
It dries up the pimples
Unfortunately, almost every person gets pimples and even those ones who are well past adolescence get an occasional pimple. But, do not worry because they can be dried by crushing 1 aspirin pill and moistening it with a little of water. Apply this paste to the pimple. Leave it for few minutes and wash the face off with water and soap. This paste will soothe the sting and reduce the redness. Repeat the procedure, if the pimple persists, until it is gone.
It treats hard calluses
Aspirin can treat the hard calluses on the feet and everything you have to do is to mix five crushed aspirin pills, ½ tsp. of honey and lemon juice. Apply this mixture in the calluses, wrap the food in warm towel and cover with plastic wrap. Let it stay for ten minutes and then remove the wrap. You will be amazed by the results.
It controls the dandruff
The dandruff can be treated with aspirin and all you need to do is to take two aspirin pills and crush them so you can get a fine powder. Then, add the powder into your shampoo. Leave it for one to two minutes and then, wash the hair with a normal shampoo.
You can apply aspirin to insect bites and stings
Rub an aspirin over stings or insect bites and you will be relieved from itching and inflammation but in case you are allergic to bee stings you have to call your doctor immediately.
It cleans the grease from the cookware
Crush few aspirin pills with a little bit of water so you can get a paste. Use it to rub the pots and pans and the results will amaze you.