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9 Unusual Uses for Aspirin

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Step 5: Treat bug bites and stings

Just like the acne treatment, a little dab of aspirin paste will do you when it comes to mosquitoes, flies, and the other stinging and biting bugs out there.

A great little camping piece of know-how: willow trees and their ilk contain the natural equivalent of Bayer. Some bark will have a similar effect to the paste described earlier. When I was a Boy Scout in Colorado, we used to strip small sections of bark off of aspen trees and treat the bug bites we brought upon ourselves by being fragrantly scrumptious.
 
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proinsias2 years ago
Now I know why when I complained of a headache, my mother woulds say, "Go chew on tree bark." But she did not tell us to use a willow tree. They were by the river and we were not allowed to go down there.