Not many of us might have heard of the connection between aspirin and farming. But actually they have some links. Aspirin’s chemical name is acetylsalicylic acid. The bark of willow trees naturally contains aspirin. Plants produce acetylsalicylic acid in small quantity to fight the bacterial diseases.
This helps to preserve the immune system of plants. United States Department of Agriculture has found that spraying aspirin water can improve the sprouting ability of the seeds and boost production.
Presently, aspirin is widely used to keep the cut flowers fresh for long. Aspirin seems more effective on plants like tomato, brinjal and chilli.
How to use
Mix one aspirin tablet in 5 litres of water and spray it on the plants before the sun getting hot. If the liquid is concentrated, the plant may dry up.