Aspirin is one of the oldest, most tried and true pain remedies in the world. It was invented by chemist, Charles Gehrhardt in 1853 when he combined sodium salicylate with acetyl chloride to produce acetylsalicylic acid. In 1899, Bayer named the drug aspirin and began distributing it worldwide. It's estimated that between 50 billion and 120 billion aspirin tablets are used throughout the world in one year.

Well-known uses for aspirin are: pain and headache relief, anti-inflammatory, blood thinner, and fever reducer. It is also believed that aspirin can prevent and cure some forms of cancer including colorectal, endometrial, breast and prostate cancers. But, there are also other, less well-known uses for aspirin. I have listed 8 below:

Dries up pimples

Mix one crushed aspirin tablets with enough water to make a paste. Dab it onto a pimple, leave for a few minutes, then rinse. Pimples will heal up and disappear much faster!

Soften calluses

Mix 5 crushed aspirin tablets with one teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to calluses and then wrap with a warm, damp towel. Wrap the towel in plastic wrap to keep in the heat, remove after 15 minutes and wash feet. Use a loofah while the calluses are soft to help remove them.

Improve hair damage

Restore shine and volume to your hair by massaging a mixture of 8 crushed aspirin tablets in a glass of warm water into hair. Rinse hair as usual.

Remove perspiration stains from clothing

Mix 3 crushed aspirin tablets in 1/2 cup of water and massage into the stain. Then wash as usual. The stain will be gone!

Relief from insect bites and stings

Remove the pain, itch and swelling of insect bites by rubbing a crushed aspirin tablet onto the affected area.

Clean grease from cookware

Mix 5 crushed aspirin tables with enough water to make a paste. Rub onto the affected areas of your cookware to make it look like new again.

Prolong the life of cut flowers

To postpone the withering of cut flowers, add one crushed aspirin tablet to the water in the vase.

Rejuvenate skin

Mis 5 crushed aspirin tablets with 1/4 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of honey. Rub onto face and leave for 10 minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water.

If you try any of these remedies, let us know how they worked for you in the comments!