Aspirin has been around for over a hundred years. It was patented on FebruaryAspirin 27, 1900 by a well known company named Bayer. It is infamous for its use as a pain reliever and a fever reducer. It can also reduce inflammation. Since then, the reduction of heart attacks and strokes can be accredited to aspirin when taken correctly. If administered during a heart attack, it decreases the likelihood of death by 23% and it also decrease the chances of a recurrent heart attack by as much as 30%. It can also reduce the chances of a 2nd ischemic stroke, however, it can worsen a hemorrhagic stroke because is decreases the bloods ability to clot. Because of these qualities, its use should be discontinued a few weeks prior to having surgery. Besides its life saving abilities, soluble aspirin can be useful in a number of ways. I have created a list for you to try, and I think you just might be surprised by the many functions of aspirin. Not just for heart attacks, but aspirin can be used for these purposes as well.

1. Plants - Place one in the soil of potted plants to retain moisture. One aspirin and one liter of water mixed together can make an excellent anti-fungal spray for your garden. It is also good for starting seeds. You can place one in your vase and your freshly cut flowers will last longer, as well as, your live Christmas tree. You can also mix some finely crushed aspirin in with your compost to prevent fungus on new plants root system.

2. Hair - Aspirin works really well when you mix crushed pills in with your regular shampoo to prevent dandruff. You should leave this in your hair for a few minutes before rinsing and conditioning. It also helps restore hair faded from swimming in chlorinated pools. Just mix about 10 finely crushed pill with about 8ounces of water and leave in hair for at least 10 minutes before washing.

3. Stains - You can mix a few aspirin with lemon juice to remove nicotine and grass stains from your fingers and hands. Mix a few aspirin with about a cup of water to make a facial astringent, but be careful with this if your skin is sensitive. Furthermore, you can mix a crushed aspirin with a small amount of water to make a paste for a pimple. Just put some on your acne and leave it on for about 3 minutes, then rinse. You can also put 2 crushed aspirin in with 1/2 cup of water to pre-treat yellow sweat stains on clothing.

4. Bugs - Mix some aspirin with some cornstarch about 50/50 and sprinkle some in your garden and around your house to keep bugs away. Wet an aspirin and apply it directly to bug bites and beestings to relieve pain.

5. Miscellaneous - You can place one down in the cap of a dead battery to revive it. You can crush some up in a small bowl and place in your closet to keep out musky odors and moisture. And lastly, you can crush some up with a small amount of water to make a paste to fill nail holes before painting.

As you can see aspirin is not just for heart attacks, but has many uses that can benefit and improve the world around you. One point that I would be remiss if I did not make is that some people can develop a allergic reaction to aspirin. People that are allergic to this product should not use it.