Aspirin — For More Than Just Headache Relief

Aspirin -- For More Than Just Headache Relief

Aspirin quickly became a household name when it was first introduced in 1897. Thanks to its active ingredient, salicylic acid, it can be used for a number of health ailments. And it’s not just for headaches. Check out how it can remove those nasty sweat stains.

If preppers love anything, it’s items that have more than one purpose, which makes aspirin a great item to add to your preps. As WebMD confirms, you can use it to ease the common cold and soothe a sore throat, thanks to its active ingredient. Just make sure never to give aspirin to children, as they can develop serious complications if they take it while they’re sick with certain viral infections.

Of course, you could follow the video’s advice and clean those sweat stains, but let’s be real: Preppers aren’t going to care too much about stains when SHTF. So, for a more prepper-based application, you can use aspirin to help keep your plants healthy. Plants actually release salicylic acid when attacked by pathogens; aspirin is a salicylate, so its use makes sense.

Aspirin can also keep your heart in good health by helping your blood to flow freely. Preppers with a family history of heart conditions should take serious note of this and be sure to have aspirin on hand anywhere they go.

Aspirin isn’t the only medicine cabinet item that has multiple uses. Check out how Vicks VapoRub can be used by survivalists in several ways.

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