The garlic plant comes to us in the form of bulb that is generally called a head. This head is divided up into cloves which are fleshes wedges enclosed within a thin filament. Garlic has long been in use as traditional remedy for a variety of ailments.
It is inexpensive if you eat it raw, and costs a little more if you buy the capsules (capsules won’t have the smell-factor associated with garlic). If you use it raw or buy odour-free capsules, it certainly costs a whole lot less than a visit to the doctor. Known as a natural penicillin, it is used as an anti-bacterial and an anti-fungal. This means you can use it for coughs, colds, and any type of infection throughout the body. Raw, crushed garlic cloves provide a more potent anti-biotic than penicillin. It can be used to treat many infections, such as yeast, bacterial and fungal infections and strep throat, as well as ear infections.
As this proverb is very common that, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”.
In the same manner, “A single bulb of garlic a day, keep diseases away”.
Garlic is a potent natural antifungal, making it ideal for treating fungal infections like irritating and itchy athlete’s foot. Add a few cloves of crushed garlic to warm water in a foot bath and soak the affected foot for 30 minutes.
Cold and flu: – Two or three cloves of raw or cooked garlic a day until the infection disappears. Or make a garlic soup to treat a nasty cold or flu.
Diabetics can benefit from garlic’s ability to lower blood sugar levels. It will also enhance the bodies production of insulin.
Earache and Ear Infection : – Raw garlic can be inserted into the outer ear to relieve swelling from outer ear irritation or reduce pain and bacteria, Or Put two or three drops of warm garlic oil into the ears.
Insomnia: Garlic can help treat Insomnia. Eat salad with garlic at night, Or cut up garlic cloves into the size and pills and take with water once daily at bedtime. Whether garlic works as a sleep aid under “normal” conditions is as yet unproven.
Muscle Aches : Eating garlic tones the muscles. Prepare a paste of a head of garlic and crushed rub it on the affected area. You can also compress and prepare a place for the entire night on the sore area.
Hair loss : Cut a clove of garlic in half and rub the newly exposed portion to the area in which you’re experiencing hair loss. Do this about before bedtime.
Hayfever : Just inhaling the aroma of garlic, can help stop the symptoms of allergies such as hay fever.
Parasite killer Mosquito and Insect Repellent : Many alternative health practitioners advise using raw garlic to expel intestinal parasites. Using garlic powder in your meals and or taking garlic tablets can give your body this mosquito and insect repellent.
Sore Throat and Strep Throat : Add two medium-sized pieces of garlic to a mug of hot water to brew a refreshing and soothing tea. Throat Make garlic soup to treat a nasty cough or sore throat.
Toothaches : Garlic’s antibacterial, analgesic, and anesthetizing properties can help cure toothaches. Simply put some garlic oil or a piece of crushed garlic clove directly onto the affected tooth and the gum for instant relief.
Warts and Verrucae : Apply a crushed garlic onto the wart. Hold in place with a plaster for 48 hours. Repeat this until the wart has disappeared. In one clinical trial, every wart disappeared completely in an average of to weeks.
Vaginal Yeast Infection : Garlic kills yeast Apply garlic paste to an unused tampon. With this home treatment, you will need to change the tampon every two hours.
Weight Loss Aid : Garlic naturally suppresses your appetite. Eat one clove of garlic at lunch to help suppress your appetite.
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