Most people use aspirin to relieve pain such as headache, toothache and period pain, as well as to treat cold and flu symptoms and reduce fever.
But aside from its medicinal effects, aspirin can provide a number of other less known benefits.
However, this drug consists of chemicals that can also help in many other different cases than just relieve pain.
Here are a few non-medicinal ways that aspirin can make it useful around the house:
- Car Mechanic
If you find yourself in a situation where your car’s baterry won’t start, and you cannot wait for help, you can try this: drop crushed aspirin tablets directly into the baterry, a couple for each cell, after popping it open.
The salicylic acid contained in aspirin can act with sulfuric acid within the baterry. Additionally, it helps itself get just enough of a boost for your car to drag itself to a station.
- Dandruff warrior
You can use aspirin to reduce the formation of dandruff in your hair bacause it contains salicylic acid, the chemical that can do many things.
Dr. Joshua Zeichner explains that applying aspirin combined shampoo to your scalp may help reduce scalp inflammation that leads to dandruff and help exfoliate flakes on the skin.
All you need to do is to crush 2-3 aspirins, add them to your shampoo and massage your scalp with the mixture. Before washing it off, leave it to act for 5 minutes.
- Pro gardener
Due to salicylic acid content, aspirin has the ability to block both ethylene production and mold. These are the two major causes of wilting in garden flowers and in cut flower arrangements.
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You just need to make a combination of water and crushed tablet of aspirin and then pour on you flowers with it, or you can place bouquets in this mixture in order to help your greens live longer.
- Skin saver
Due to its salicylic acid, aspirin has the ability to remove dead cells and oil from your skin. According to Everyday Health, aspirin is also an incredible opponent to acne and psoriasis, as it can unclog pores and lowers swelling, skin lesions and redness.
In a quarter cup of water, add five crushed pills, and optionally a teaspoon of honey. Once prepared, apply the mixture on your skin and leave it to act for 10 minutes. After that, wash it off.
- Sweat Stains Eraser
When people sweat, there are sweat stains on their clothes that become nearly waterproof and hard to wash with regular laundry cycles.
You can make these stains dissapear with the help of aspirin. All you need to do is to create a paste like the one above and apply it to the stains on your clothing. Leave the mixture to act for a few minutes and then rinse and wash the clothes as usual.
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