12 Home Remedies for Aspirin

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Calming a raging headache is not the only thing aspirin is good for – there are many different ways to put the small tablet to good use. You never know when it could save your life, pamper your feet, or clean your clothing. To tap into the power of this medical superhero, you should become familiar with home remedies for aspirin.

Home Remedies for Aspirin

What is Aspirin?

Aspirin is an analgesic drug that reduces mild to moderate pain, fights inflammation, and treats fevers. The small tablets come in handy for controlling chronic arthritis, the common cold, flu, and sports injuries. Aspirin is now used to help protect against heart attacks when given in continuous low doses. Aspirin is different from products like Tylenol (acetaminophen) because the latter relieves pain in mild cases but has no effect on underlying inflammation, redness and swelling.

Aspirin Home Remedies

Aspirin is a pretty versatile item commonly found in endless households, yet many people are unaware on just how helpful a couple tablets can be around the home. You’d be surprised at some of the possibilities. However, please keep in mind that people allergic to aspirin cannot use any of the following home remedies for aspirin on their skin, hair or clothing:

a) Car Battery Charge [1]:

If you are in need of a car jump and happen to have aspirin in your purse or glove compartment – you are in luck. Drop two aspirin tablets into the battery itself to help produce one last charge. The acetylsalicylic acid in the aspirin combines with the sulfuric acid in the car battery to create the energy needed to boost your car. This should be enough to drive you to the nearest service station or car mechanic’s garage.

b) Restore Hair Color:

If you often swim in chlorinated pools, it can affect your hair coloring. However, you can restore your former shade by dissolving six to eight aspirins in a glass of warm water. Rub the solution throughout your hair, and allow it to set for 10 to 15 minutes.

c) Treat Pimples:

Crush one aspirin and moisten it with a bit of water. Apply the paste to a pimple and keep on for a couple of minutes before washing off with soap and water. The aspirin will lessen the redness and calm any stinging sensations. You can repeat this process on stubborn pimples.

d) Soften Calluses:

Grind six aspirins into a powder and add ½ teaspoon each of lemon juice and warm water to create a paste. Apply the remedy around your feet and wrap with a warm towel or plastic bag to treat calluses on your feet. The callus will soften and if you choose, file down the dead skin with a pumice stone.

e) Dandruff Control:

Crush two aspirin tablets and add to the normal amount of shampoo that you use when washing your hair. Leave the mixture on for two minutes, and then rinse with water to make sure dandruff doesn’t dull your appearance.

f) Insect Bites and Stings:

Wet your skin before rubbing an aspirin over a mosquito bite or bee sting to control the inflammation.

g) Address Toothache Pain:

Allow a baby aspirin to dissolve on a painful tooth to gain relief from the discomfort.

h) Quick Shaving Fix:

If you’ve cut yourself while shaving, stop the bleeding by dissolving an aspirin tablet in warm water and applying to the skin using a cotton ball.

i) Gardening Remedy:

Ground-up aspirins can be used as a rooting agent in the garden. Some gardeners will mix aspirin powder with water to control fungus conditions in the soil. Use this remedy with caution around plants – too much can burn or damage your greenery. For soil, use one-half or a full tablet for every quart or liter of water.

j) Remove Egg Stains:

To remove spilled raw egg from clothing, scrape off as much as possible before sponging out the rest with lukewarm water. A mixture of cream of tartar, water, and a crushed aspirin will treat stubborn stains. Spread the paste on and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Rinse well with warm water to see the results.

k) Enjoy Cut Flowers Longer:

Lengthen the time you get to enjoy fresh-cut roses and other flowers by adding a crushed aspirin to the water before situating your blooms. Changing the vase water every few days will also help.

l) Get Rid of Perspiration Stains [2]:

To remove perspiration stains from shirts, crush two aspirin and add the powder to ½ cup of warm water. For two to three hours, soak the stain in the solution to see results.

Resources

[1] Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things by Reader’s Digest; pg. 56.
[2] Babushka’s Beauty Secrets by Raisa Ruder; pg. 55.

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