Ammonia alcohol: use in everyday life
Some medications are used not only for medicinal purposes, but also in economic situations. Such universal agents include ammonia alcohol. The application in his life is much broader than in medicine. What properties does this tool have and in what situations can it be used?
Ammonia is ammonia. Its use in a liquid solution has been known since ancient times. It looks like ordinary water, but it has a sharp and peculiar smell. In large quantities ammonia is toxic, but in small doses it can be used as an irritant and stimulant.
It is necessary to distinguish ammonia (ammonium chloride) and ammonia (this is ammonia). The use in everyday life and in medicine is associated with a second remedy.
As a pharmaceutical
- When inhaled, ammonia acts on the respiratory tract receptors, awakening the respiratory center. From receptors, excitation is transmitted through the fibers of the nervous system. Reflexively, it affects the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Therefore, ammonia is often used in cases of syncope and alcohol poisoning. Use it with caution. Frequent inhalation of ammonia in high concentrations can cause spasm and stop breathing.
- The use of this substance in small amounts causes vomiting.
- Also ammonia is known for its distracting properties in neuralgia. In practice, this is the case. The drug is applied to the skin. Absorbed, through skin-visceral reflexes, he irritates tissues, taking on a wave of inflammatory processes. Meanwhile, the recovery of the aching muscle takes place. Thus, ammonia suppresses the focus of excitement, eliminates pain and vascular spasm.
- Due to irritating properties when applied to the skin it helps to expand the vessels, release active substances and improve the nutrition of tissues and their regeneration.
- Like any other alcohol, ammonia has an antiseptic effect. It is used for insect bites, panarits and furuncles. However, its long-term use for these purposes because of irritating properties can cause local soreness, swelling and flushing.
- Sometimes ammonia in combination with other elements is used as an expectorant. Influencing the epithelium of the respiratory tract, it strengthens the glands. This facilitates the rapid release of phlegm.
Whatever medical properties possessed ammonia, the use in everyday life is much more urgent and broader. Most often it is useful for removing stains from clothes and upholstered furniture, while cleaning gold, silver and even sanitary ware. However, its unique properties have not yet been thoroughly studied by experienced housewives, and practical experiments have shown that the solution can be used in the fight against harmful insects (for example, cockroaches, ants).
There is a huge number of economic problems that ammonia can handle with ammonia. Application in his life is not limited.
Cleaning clothes, shoes, furniture
To bring a difficult spot from your favorite thing, textile shoes or furniture upholstery, you need to connect a couple of teaspoons of ammonia with a glass of water and pour this stain for a while. Then rinse (rinse) in cold water. The smell of the product will soon erode, and there will be no trace of the stain.
When removing cockroaches, a small amount of ammonia should be added to the water for washing floors, walls and furniture (1 tsp per liter of water). A sharp and unpleasant smell will drive uninvited guests home forever, if such a procedure is carried out regularly, once a week.
To rest on the nature was not spoiled by annoying mosquitoes and other insects, it is worthwhile taking ammonia solution (in pure form) and sprinkling it on the rest area. After this treatment, no gnats will bother.
The use of ammonia solution in the purification of crystal and windows has long been known. To do this, 4-5 drops are added to a liter of water and this solution is wiped with glass surfaces. Even the old and yellowed divorces can not resist such a cleanser.
From extraneous smells
However paradoxical it might sound, but with extraneous and unpleasant "aromas" of paint or tobacco, ammonia is successfully fighting. The use of a smell in everyday life is very simple. In all rooms it is necessary to place saucers, dropping on them a certain amount of money. Soon, unpleasant odors will begin to disappear.
What is dry ammonia?
There is also technical ammonia, or, in scientific terms, ammonium salt. In addition to the name, the properties of dry ammonia are also different. Its application is in demand in engineering, chemistry. For example, when soldering or tinning (applying molten tin to metal products in order to protect against corrosion). Also ammonia (powder) is used as a hardener for varnishes, adhesives.
- As an antiseptic agent, ammonia solution (0.5%) surgeons treat the hands before the operation.
- The human body in the process of complex chemical compounds can itself produce ammonia. The reason for this is deamination (decay) of amino acids. This process is regulated by the body itself by removing ammonia through the urine. In this case, it acquires a characteristic smell. As a rule, the process of deamination is preceded by starvation or dehydration of the body.
- Some house and garden plants (lilies, clematis, geranium, cucumbers) like feeding with ammonia. A wonderful fertilizer is prepared at the rate of 50 grams of ammonia per four liters of water.
- Previously, technical ammonia was used as a diuretic. However, the toxicity of the powder and the rapid development of medicine pushed it out and replaced it with other, safe and effective drugs.