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Surprising Uses for Aspirin

Healing the Household
Even if you prefer Advil or acetaminophen, it’s still worth keeping a bottle of regular aspirin in the house. Besides coming in handy for various aches and pains, aspirin is also helpful in several household applications.

  • Aspirin is highly effective at reducing the inflammation caused by bug bites and stings.
  • To ease swelling and itchiness, wet the area and rub an aspirin tablet on the spot.
  • Cut flowers will last longer if their water includes a crushed-up aspirin tablet.
  • Because it contains salicylic acid (the same active ingredient found in many anti-acne potions), aspirin also works to reduce the appearance of pimples and other blemishes. Rubbing an aspirin paste on a blemish will help dry it out and get rid of the redness.
  • If you find that your white T-shirts accumulate yellow deodorant stains in the armpits, aspirin can fix those, too. Crush a few pills, mix them with some warm water, and soak the stains in the solution before washing—the aspirin will make the shirts look as good as new.
  • Aspirin has also been recommended for reviving dead car batteries, eliminating dandruff, killing fungus spores in the garden, and removing chlorine buildup from the hair of people who swim frequently in pools.

Nowadays, we may have specialized painkillers that target menstrual cramps, back pain, or sinus pressure, but nothing can beat a drug that’s been used safely and effectively in its present form for over a hundred years. Considering all the things aspirin can do, modern medicine would be hard pressed to come up with something better.

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2:54AM PST on Jan 27, 2015


12:33AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

6:11PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013


11:25AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

good info

10:41PM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

although not perfect, aspirin probably does more good with less harm than any other pill on the market.

1:49PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

I heard that using a combo of water and crushed aspirin helps razor bumps.

7:17PM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

Great information. Thank you.

1:31PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

I have experienced the power of aspirin. thank you.

12:49AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Thx, it's useful :)

10:50AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

Many thanks.

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