Garlic Health Benefits and Uses as Medicine

Garlic, a herb which belongs to the onion family is used widely in cooking. It has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history to treat a wide range of diseases and illnesses. Garlic contains a compound known as Allicin, which has potential medicinal properties.

 

Garlic benefits and uses

 

Health Benefits Of Garlic

There are unlimited uses and benefits of garlic. Nowadays doctors also prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions. From flu to cancers, garlic is there for every ailment and disease. Let’s have a look at the potential benefits garlic has to offer.

1. Cold and Flu

garlic-for-cold-fluAllicin present in garlic boost the disease-fighting response of white blood cells in the body, especially when flu and cold viruses attack the body.

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Take two cloves of garlic and chop them. Heat some mustard oil and add the chopped garlic in it. Fry the garlic for about two minutes. Strain the oil. And let it cool down a little bit. Now apply the warm oil on the chest and back at night. You will notice much relief in your cold and flu. And you will sleep peacefully as well.

 

2. Acne 

garlic for acneGarlic has been used as a traditional remedy because of its powerful antiseptic, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. You can make your acne completely disappear by using garlic. Here is how to use it.

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Take three raw garlic cloves and crush them. Now mix it with one teaspoon of water. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Now apply it on the pimple and wash it off after 15 minutes. You can also leave it overnight for quick recovery.

 

3. Cold Sore

garlic for coldsoreCold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus which usually breakout on lips, nose or chin. This virus enters into our body through cuts, wounds or scratches and it is highly contagious. Just like acne, garlic can help you treat cold sore as well.

You need to…

Take 4-5 garlic cloves, peel and wash them. Now make a paste and apply the paste on the cold sore site. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water and pat dry. Do not leave the water on the cold sore. You have to dry it properly in order to cure it.

 

4. Earache

Garlic for earacheYou can cure earache by making your own oil drops with the help of garlic. These oil drops not cure earache, but also clears up ear infection completely.

You need to…

Crush 3 raw garlic cloves. Take a pan and make heat some olive oil in it. Now add the crushed garlic in the oil and strain it. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Once cooled down, lie down sideways with the affected facing upwards. Now put two drops of the oil in the affected ear. Stay in the same position for at least 5-7 minutes. So that the oil has seeped well through inside the ear.

 

5. Pesticide

Garlic as pesticideYou can make your very own organic pesticide with the help of garlic. Garlic has anti parasitic properties and help you get rid of the worms and pests from your garden.

You need to…

Take five bulbs of garlic. Peel them, take the cloves out, and peel them too. Now take a blender, and add one cup of water, one cup of apple cider vinegar and the peeled garlic cloves. Then take a cotton cloth and strain the liquid through it into a pan. After that pour the liquid in a spray bottle and spray on your plants to protect against insects. You have to use this spray at least twice a week.

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