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Unique Uses For Aspirin
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Unique Uses for Aspirin

Recent discoveries about aspirin as a possible miracle drug are indeed promising. Studies indicate that it may prevent cancer, stroke and heart attack.

But there are other uses for aspirin you may not have heard of. Take a look at these unique and downright fascinating alternative uses for aspirin.

Car Battery

If you get caught with a dead battery, try this: drop a couple of aspirins into your car’s battery. The acetylsalicylic acid in the aspirin will combine with the sulfuric acid in the battery and spark one more charge; enough to get you to a service station.

In the Garden

Aspirin can be used both as a rooting agent and to treat fungus in the soil. Dissolve one aspirin in a quart of water. They say too much aspirin will “burn” the plants. So be careful and don’t over saturate the soil.

Methods vary from gardner to gardner when making a rooting hormone. Some say to dissolve the aspirin in one cup of water and then dip the cutting in the water and plant. Others use two aspirins in a quart of water.

Cut Flowers

A crushed aspirin in a vase of flowers will make them last longer. (Interestingly, there are other things that are said to extend the life of cut flowers in a vase, such as a multi-vitamin, a teaspoon of sugar, a pinch of salt or baking soda.)

Mosquito Bites and Bee Stings

Wet the skin and rub aspirin over the affected area for mosquito bites and bee stings. This will not act as an antidote, however, for people who are severely allergic to bee stings and wasp stings. These people need to get to the hospital as soon as possible.

Perspiration Stains

To get out a stubborn perspiration stain, make a solution of two crushed aspirins with a half cup of warm water. Soak the area of the fabric with the stain on it for about three hours.


For an annoying pimple, crush an aspirin and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Put it on the pimple and leave for a few minutes. Wash off with soap and water. Repeat as needed.


Aspirin is said to be a good remedy for dandruff. Crush two tablets into a fine powder and add to the shampoo you have poured into your hand. Shampoo and leave in the hair for a couple of minutes before rinsing.

Exfoliate Skin

Skin exfoliating products that are bought in stores often have aspirin in their ingredients. Make your own exfoliate by mixing crushed aspirin with water.

Make sure you use aspirin that is “uncoated” for all of these uses. “Enteric” labeled aspirins have a coating on them that will not dissolve in water.

Street Talk

Glad you like it, Shawn.

  about 8 years ago

Great tips! Thanks.

  about 8 years ago
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