Top 5 Great Alternative Uses For Aspirin - Guest Post

Most people will have been given Aspirin at one time or another while they were growing up. It is
possibly one of the oldest and most widely used 'pain-killers' in the world. Our ancestors used plant
extracts from Willow Bark or Spiraea to treat fevers, headaches and various pains. These plants
contain salicylic acid which is the active ingredient found in aspirin also known as acetylsalicylic acid.

But easing aches and pains is not all aspirin can be used for, some truly novel uses have been
found, that could send you reaching for the aspirin bottle rather than some of the more expensive
commercially available alternatives.

Aspirin for Some Personal Problems

There are not many women, who do not colour their hair these days, but many blondes find that
swimming has an adverse affect on their fair locks. The chlorine used in pools can affect blonde or
fair hair tinting it green. It is possible to restore your hair to its former glory by rubbing a solution of
six to eight aspirin, dissolved in warm water, into your hair leaving it for ten to fifteen minutes then
rinsing out.

Finding that you have dandruff is bad enough but when you start using the special shampoos to
correct the problem you find that they can affect the condition of your hair. Using two aspirins
crushed to a fine powder and added to a squeeze of your normal shampoo, each time you wash
your hair, may help to keep it under control. Rub the shampoo into the hair and leave for a couple of
minutes before rinsing well and repeating the wash with just the shampoo.

Older women and some men, can still get the odd pimple or two even though they are well passed
puberty. A possible solution would be to crush an aspirin into a fine powder and making it into a
paste with a drop or two of water, then applying the paste to the pimple. Leave the paste on for a
few minutes then wash it off with soap and water. It is said to reduce redness and dull the pain. The
procedure may need to be repeated a few times until the pimple has completely gone.

Aspirin as a Laundry Treatment

We all know how hard it is to remove those embarrassing yellow perspiration marks from white
or light coloured clothing when bleaching is not always an option. Soak the affected section of the
garment for two to three hours in a solution of two aspirin crushed to a fine powder and mixed
with half a cup of warm water. Then launder as normal. When aspirin was under pharmaceutical development they could never have envisaged what other uses the tablet would be put to.

Aspirin the Household Helper

A vase of cut flowers add a bright spot to the house and we all like them to last as long as possible.
Friends and family, when you talk to them, will be able to give you a list of things to add to the
flower water to make roses and cut flowers last longer. Putting a crushed aspirin in the water before
placing the flowers in the vase and changing the water every couple of days is a well known remedy.

Today's Guest Post was written by Sophie Banat, MSc graduate in Psychology. Interested in health, beauty and fashion. Tweets @Scramboodle.


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