Some of the medicines in your medicine cabinet have a double purpose. The following are 10 examples:

  • Dark Chocolate

Primary purpose: Reducing the danger of cardiovascular disease.

Secondary purpose: Researchers have confirmed that sweet foods classified under the minimally processed food category are rich in an antioxidant called flavonoids. The risk of skin cancer and wrinkles are prevented by this antioxidant.

  • Antacid Tablet

Primary purpose: Counterbalances the origin of heartburn symptoms which is an acid.

Secondary purpose: A physician at a medical center in New York stated that antacid has aspirin. Aspirin is a painkiller against the sting and itch brought by insect bites. Applying a paste made by mixing a bit of oatmeal with water and crushed antacid tablet brings immediate results.

  • Witch Hazel

Primary purpose: It kills bacteria that causes infection, fights acne and desiccates excess oil.

Secondary purpose:  Returns blood vessels to normal size and contracts the skin like an astringent. There is a chance that applying witch hazel alone dries out delicate tissues. To avoid this, moisturize the area by applying a cream.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primary purpose: Serves as an alternative for butter to lower cholesterol.

Secondary purpose: Extra virgin olive oil has omega-3 fatty acids that boost vision by preventing macular degeneration. Omega-3 fatty acid is in addition anti-inflammatory and reduces fatigue.

  • Aloe Vera

Primary purpose: Speeds up recovery from first- and second-degree burns.

Secondary purpose: Amino acids, contained within aloe vera, repairs damaged tissues, controls pain, and reduces inflammation.

  • Nasal Spray

Primary purpose: Eases difficulties in breathing by shrinking mucous membranes that are swollen and shrinks blood vessels.

Secondary purpose: Nasal sprays found in common drugstores contain a decongestant called ‘oxymetazoline.’ Oxymetazoline is a decongestant able to successfully treat nosebleeds.

  • Baking Soda

Primary purpose: Whitens teeth by removing stains from enamel and prevents bad breath.

Secondary purpose: Itchiness are minimized, discomfort from skin conditions are reduced, and pain out of sunburn are removed by baking soda.

  • Mouthwash

Primary purpose: Reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth and freshens breath.

Secondary purpose: Gratitude to the high alcohol content, mouthwashes ward off fungal infections and keeps toenails and feet spotless clean.

  • Tea Tree Oil

Primary purpose: The application’s purpose is to kill fungi and bacteria.

Secondary purpose: Reduces dandruff by 41% and improves greasiness and itchiness of the scalp.

  • Yogurt

Primary purpose: Fosters a healthy digestion.

Secondary purpose: Gums are protected from harmful bacteria thanks to lactic acid, which is found in yogurt.

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