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8 amazing uses of aspirin that you’ve probably never heard of!

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Aspirin is the oldest analgesic consumed in the world, it is known to all and can be found easily in pharmacies and some supermarkets. It has been used for a very long time to relieve headaches, pain, fever and inflammation. Beyond its medicinal properties, aspirin is also used in many home and cosmetic tips.

Considered a miracle drug thanks to the salicylic acid it contains, aspirin is also prescribed for the prevention of heart attack and stroke but also certain types of cancers, including those of the digestive tract.

Contrary to popular belief, it does not intervene only to relieve some physical ailments, it can also have a domestic and cosmetic use. In this article, we offer some useful tips to make your daily life easier.

Rejuvenate your skin

Aspirin helps to overcome impurities that can cause the appearance of brown spots and blackheads by thoroughly cleansing the face. It contains salicylic acid that helps exfoliate the skin.

To do this, crush 5 aspirin tablets and mix them with 60 milliliters of water and a teaspoon of honey. Apply this mask on face for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Keep your flowers

We all appreciate the fact that we have vases decorated with colorful flowers that smells of our interior. Unfortunately this happiness is short-lived because many flowers tend to fade quickly. To remedy this, put a stamp of aspirin in the water of the vase will keep them twice as long.

Thanks to the salicylic acid contained in aspirin, the flowers will be more nourished and will keep longer.

Remove sweat stains

Sweating often leaves yellow spots on armpit clothes that are difficult to remove despite many washes.
Mix 2 aspirin tablets crushed with a few drops of water to obtain a homogeneous paste. Rub the area to be cleaned with this mixture to allow it to penetrate and let stand for 10 minutes before washing.

Boost your colored hair

If you have just taken the plunge and you have dared the blonde coloring, it may be that you have a bad surprise seeing your blonde hair turn green. This phenomenon is common especially in summer because of the chlorine of the pool.

If this is the case, do not panic, dissolve 6 sachets of aspirin in a large glass of warm water and apply this mixture on the hair for fifteen minutes, before washing.

Say goodbye to the pimples

Regardless of age, pimples can appear on the face and cause discomfort in both your skin and your appearance. To get rid of it, turn to aspirin. The salicylic acid it contains not only prevents rashes but also limits the inflammation they cause. This compound has anti-inflammatory properties in many creams against acne.
Crush an aspirin tablet and mix it with a little water to get some kind of paste. Apply to the acne areas and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with clean water.

This mask is obviously not recommended for people allergic to aspirin.

Treat calluses

Just like your body, your feet need to be hydrated frequently to prevent them from being dry. Aspirin is an effective remedy against calluses thanks to its anti-inflammatory components.

Crush 6 aspirins and add half a teaspoon of lemon juice and half a teaspoon of water; apply on the areas to be treated and cover your feet with a warm towel and a plastic bag for ten minutes then rub with a pumice stone.

Relieve your insect bites

If you suffer from an insect bite, crush 2 aspirin tablets and mix with a little water; apply this paste to the sting and allow to dry so that the substances contained in the aspirin neutralize the venom.

Fight against dandruff

For those who suffer from a sensitive scalp and have trouble getting rid of dandruff, Aspirin is the ally you need. Salicylic acid is one of the active ingredients in anti-dandruff shampoos that reduces dandruff and relieves itching.
Dissolve 100 milligrams of aspirin in half a glass of water and apply to washed and rinsed hair by gently massaging the scalp. This lotion does not require rinsing.

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Mind & Health's mission is to disseminate information in the field of health and well-being. The information provided in this magazine is intended to improve and not to replace the relationship between the reader of the magazine and his doctor. The use of plants for therapeutic purposes can in no way substitute or be added to medical treatment current without the advice of a doctor.