Aspirin is one of the most commonly used painkillers. In fact, it is likely to be found in every house. It is excellent against pain, but it also can reduce brightness fever. Studies have shown that aspirin can drastically reduce the risk of heart attacks and blood clots in heart patients.
Aspirin was first made from willow bark, which has a long history of being used as a natural analgesic. Even the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (father of medicine), recommended his patients for the treatment of headaches. Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, was first isolated in 1897 by Felix Hoffman, when he worked as a chemist at Bayer. Today, the annual consumption of aspirin reached around 40,000 tons in the world, making it one of the most commonly used drugs in the world.
In addition to its pain-relieving properties, aspirin also provides a lot of other applications. Read on to learn why you should always have on hand aspirin.
Against dandruff: The active ingredient in aspirin, salicylic acid, has great moisturizing properties that work extremely well against dandruff. What you need to do is crushed 2-3 aspirin into a powder and mix it with your shampoo. Once you have applied your shampoo, leave on the scalp for several minutes before you wash it in the usual way.
Clean the skin: Salicylic acid is also very beneficial for skin health, as it effectively removes dead skin cells and thereby eliminates the pores and reduces swelling and redness. This can come in handy for treating acne or psoriasis. Simply crush 5 aspirin pills into a powder and mix it with a quarter cup of water and a teaspoon of honey (optional) to create a paste. Apply to the affected skin and leave on for 10 minutes before you wash it off. Do the treatment every day or week according to your needs.