Believe it or not, salicylic acid has been used as a pain reliever since the 5th century, as well as for the treatment of inflammations, cardiovascular illnesses, and prevention of blood clots. In today’s world, salicylic acid is the main ingredient of aspirin.
You might know the primary uses of this medication, but there are numerous other beneficial uses that you probably never thought of. Let’s take a look:
- Aspirin can help with insect bites and stings-in order to relieve swollenness, inflammation, and itchiness caused by insect bites, rub a crushed aspirin tablet onto the affected area.
- Aspirin dries up pimples-crush an aspirin tablet and then mix it with a bit of water. Next, apply it onto the pimple and leave it for a couple of minutes. Afterwards, rinse the area with soap and water gently.
- Aspirin rejuvenates the skin- crush 5 aspirin tablets and mix them with ¼ cup of water and 1 tsp of honey. Next, apply the mixture onto the face and leave it for 10 minutes. At the end, wash your face with lukewarm water.
- Aspirin softens hard calluses-crush 5 aspirin tablets and mix them with a tsp of honey and a bit of lemon juice. Then, apply the content onto the affected areas and wrap the feet in a warm towel and secure it with a plastic wrap. Remove the wrap after 10 minutes and wash the feet.
- Aspirin removes perspiration stains-crush several aspirin tablets and mix them with ½ cup of water. Soak the stained clothing into the mixture for a few hours and then wash it in the washing machine.
- Aspirin restores hair color-restore your hair’s shine and volume by rubbing in a mixture of 8 crushed aspirin tablets and a glass of warm water. Leave the mixture for 15 minutes and then rinse the hair as usually.
- Aspirin cleanses grease from cookware– mix several crushed aspirin tablets and a bit of water and then rub the affected areas of the cookware with it.
- Aspirin prolongs the life of plants-add a crushed aspirin tablet to the water in which you have plants to postpone their withering.