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. Read on and find out how you can benefit in many different ways by using this common over-the-counter drug.
Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which makes it extremely effective in fighting dandruff. A simple treatment of applying crushed aspirin mixed with shampoo on your scalp and massaging gently will significantly reduce scalp inflammation, the most common cause of dandruff according to Dr. Joshua Zeichnerf. Plus, aspirin helps exfoliate flakes that also form on your scalp.
The method is very simple. Crush 2-3 aspirins then mix them with your shampoo. Apply the mixture on your scalp and massage for about 5 minutes. Rinse off as usual.
2# BETTER SKIN QUALITY
According to Everyday Health, the salicylic acid content in aspirin can also improve your skin quality by removing dead cells and excess sebum from the skin. Aspirin has proved extremely beneficial against psoriasis and acne because it unclogs pores and lessens swelling, redness, and skin lesions.
To improve your skin quality, crush 5 pills and add them to a quarter cup of water. Mix well for the pills to dissolve then apply the mixture onto the skin. Let it work for about 10 minutes before washing it off.
3# SWEAT STAIN ERASER
We all know that some stains, such as sweat stains, can be so hard to remove that even regular wash cycles can’t do much about them. But, a common pain killer, such as aspirin can help you get rid of these stains on the first washing.
Start by making paste of several crushed aspirins and some water. Then apply the paste on the stain and leave it to act for 15-20 minutes. Finish by washing your clothing as usual.
4# CAR MECHANIC
Most of you probably know what it feels like when you’re in a hurry and your car simply won’t start. You can’t wait for your car to be serviced, so it turns out you have to get really creative in finding a prompt solution. One way out is to add some crushed aspirin tablets into the battery. It may sound surprising, but aspirin actually works miracles for dead car batteries because the salicylic acid in aspirin works with the sulfuric acid in the battery helping your car get enough boost to reach the garage.
5# GARDEN USE
Last, but not least, the salicylic acid in aspirin prevents both mold and ethylene production, both of which are common causes of wilting in garden flowers.
The method is very simple. Add crushed aspirin into water and eater your flowers with it. You can also put your bouquets into this mixture to help them live longer.