Salicylic acid is the main ingredient in aspirin & is most commonly used as a painkiller, anti-inflammatory and in treatment for heart disease. But the uses of nonmedical aspirin are equally impressive – from garden to kitchen,
Fun fact: Aspirin begins as a perch of willow trees. If you want to try a fully natural version of aspirin, willow bark can be used or extracted from it.
Here are 10 unconventional uses of aspirin!
1. Treatment of insect bites
Rubbing aspirin on stings and insect bites relieves itching and infections.
2. Skin rejuvenation
Willow acid in aspirin treats redness and swelling and removes dead skin cells and excessive oils:
- Crush five tablets.
- Mix the resulting powder with half a cup of water
- Add a teaspoon of honey.
- Apply to skin for 10 minutes and rinse
3. Remove Corns and calluses
a corn is a small spot of dry, stiff skin that often forms in the foot as a result of pressure or friction
- Crush 5 aspirin tablets
- Mix the powder with lemon juice.
- Add a teaspoon of honey.
- Place the dough on the hard fabric on your feet
- Damaged foot with a warm towel
- Wrapped in plastic wrap.
Leave for 10 minutes, then remove the lid and rinse the feet. Your feet will be noticeably softer in just one session.
4. Treatment of dandruff
- Crush 2 tablets of aspirin into a fine powder
- Mix with shampoo and then apply to hair
- Leave for only 2 minutes and rinse.
5. Acne Treatment
While we suffer from our worst spread of pimples during adolescence, most of us still show blisters from time to time in adulthood. But before you buy expensive anti-problem treatment, head to the medicine cabinet and provide your trusted friend with aspirin.
Aspirin shows the ability to dry pimples, and regular use helps you achieve smooth skin. All you have to do is:
- Crush 2 tablets of aspirin into fine powder
- Wet with water and apply only to pimples.
- Leave the dough on the pimple for 3-5 minutes, then rinse with soap and water.
You will see the redness of the area and then the pimple will gradually disappear.
6. Remove sweat stains on clothes
Looking for an easy way to get rid of annoying sweat stains from your clothes?
- Simply crush 2 aspirin tabs.
- Add the resulting powder to half a cup of water.
- Soak the spot in the mixture for a few hours.
- Then wash the clothes, and your dress will become as good as it was new!
7. Remove grease from cooking utensils
- Crush 3 tablets of aspirin into fine powder
- Add it to a glass of water.
- Put the mixture on your cooking utensils
- Clean as usual and the results will be good!
8. Restore hair color
Few people know that you can restore normal size and hair shine
- Melt 6-8 aspirin pills in a glass of warm water
- And apply it freely to the hair
- Leave for 10-15 minutes until your hair absorbs the mixture completely and rinses.
9. Extending the life of plants
Did you know that you can postpone the wilting of cut plants by simply adding crushed aspirin to their base? Sounds like a crazy idea, but that’s right! Several studies have shown that when plants are cut, they produce an accurate amount of salicylic acid.
A small amount helps plants overcome the problems they face — whether they are dehydrated, malnourished, attacked by insects or disease control. Salicylic acid acts as a support for the immune system and gives it a better chance of survival.
10. Increase plant immunity
Garden workers at the University of Rhode Island spray a mixture of aspirin water (3 aspirin tablets, 4 gallons (15.14 liters) of water) in specific botanical gardens once every 3 weeks, leaving the monitoring group untreated.
The results showed that gardens treated with aspirin mixture resulted in more vegetables, and were larger than those found in their untreated counterparts. Try it yourself. You’ll be amazed by the results!
Salicylic acid should not be used on the face or on moles, marks, warts from which hair grows or genital/anal warts.
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