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Known Beneficial Effects and Ongoing Research

The studies discussed in the article presented in The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology on March 21 revealed that taking low doses of aspirin for 2-5 years may reduce the risk of having cancer in certain at risk populations by up to 25%; reduce the risk of death from cancer by 37%; and, prevent metastasis [...]

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Unusual Human Uses for Aspirin

Athlete’s Foot:  Fungal skin irritations are easily treated by grinding 3 aspirin tablets until they are completely pulverized, and then mixing that powder with talcum powder.  Apply to feet two times a day to treat the fungus, and eventually help with the irritation. Blemishes:  Make a paste with some water and powdered aspirin.  Apply to [...]

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A 2,000 Year History of Benefits

It’s noted that as early as 400 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed willow bark and leaves for his patients to relieve pain and fever.  The active substance in the willow bark that made it effective was salicin, much like acetylsalicylic acid, which is what we know today as aspirin. It was developed into its [...]

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