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Many Uses Of Aspirin

Updated on October 21, 2011

Aspirin

Aspirin is widely used in alleviation of fever and as an excellent painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug and, to prevent strokes and heart attacks. The chemical name of aspirin is acetyl salicylic acid or Acetasalicylic acid, a white crystalline compound. It has analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory properties, and belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The name was originally a trade name registered in 1899 by Bayer, but has become the preferred name for the drug.

Although there are debates for and against the use of aspirin, it is still widely used around the world. It is advised that aspirin should be avoided by those known to be allergic to ibuprofen or naproxen.

Taking aspirin with alcohol increases the chance of stomach bleeding. Aspirin is not recommended for children, including teenagers, in cold or flu symptoms as this has been linked with Reye's syndrome.

Aspirin Tablets
Aspirin Tablets

Too Much Aspirin?

HealthTalk.com's Dr. Zimney answers the question: Can I take too much aspirin? in this video.

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New Finds

There are studies being conducted everywhere on the different aspects of aspirin. In a recent US study it was discovered that thousands of nurses who took daily aspirin lowered heart attack and cancer risk significantly. In this video Dr Chris talks about the latest find and benefits of aspirin.

Benefits of aspirin

Many Uses Of Aspirin

Now, a small twist in the tale!. Apart from its medicinal properties, benefits and side effects, aspirin can be useful in many ways. It also has many household uses. I will try to outline a few of them below.

  • Fungal infections on soil is one problem some gardeners face. It can be beneficial to use aspirin. Dissolve an aspirin tablet in a liter of water and sprinkle the mixture on the affected soil. Although this will fix the problem, care should be taken to not to make the mixture too strong if using around plants, as it may burn the leaves.
  • Do you know that aspirin helps to keep cut flowers to be fresh for a longer period of time? Before arranging cut flowers in a vase, put a soluble aspirin tablet into the water. It helps to keep them fresh for longer.
  • Having dandruff problems? Powder two aspirin tablets and mix it with your usual shampoo. Leave on the hair for two or three minutes before washing.
  • If you are a smoker, certainly you will have nicotine stains on your fingers. To remove them, take a soluble aspirin and mix it thoroughly with some freshly squeezed lemon juice. This mixture will remove nicotine stains, grass stains, etc from hands.
  • Pimples? Don't worry. Make a paste by adding some water to powdered aspirin. Apply this paste on the pimples and wash it off after a few minutes. Since aspirin also functions as an astringent, the pimples will be reduced in size and will not be as red in appearance as before.
  • Aspirin can be used to remove sweat stains from T-shirts. Dissolve two aspirins in half a cup of warm water and apply to the stained area of the fabric. Leave it for a couple of hours. When you wash the stains will be gone completely.
  • When making compost for your garden or greenhouse mixing, it with aspirin will prevent fungus forming around the roots of new plants.
  • If your hair had become yellowish or faded from the chlorine content in a swimming pool, it can be corrected very quickly. Dissolve eight to ten aspirin tablets in a glass of water and rub the solution into your hair. Wash it away after leaving it on for about ten minutes and shampoo it in the usual way.
  • Mosquito bites and bee stings can be eased by wetting the skin and rubbing an aspirin over the spot.

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