Garlic is a condiment often used in cooking for its strong and distinct taste, and different healing properties. With its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to treat several disorders that can affect our body. Let us examine the amazing uses of garlic!
Thanks to its high allicin content, antioxidants and sulfur compounds, garlic can treat and prevent the onset of many diseases such as infections, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, colds, flu, etc. To better understand its virtues, here is a list of 11 amazing and unusual uses of garlic:
- Cleans the face
Instead of chemicals that can irritate your skin, use garlic to clean your face. With its allicin content it has powerful antibacterial properties, which will clean your skin without irritating it.
- Treats ear infections
To treat infections of the ear and reduce the pain that accompanies them, take a few cloves of garlic and grate them or crush them to extract the juice and pour a few drops into the ear to relieve the pain.
- Relieves toothache
While waiting to go to the dentist, you can relieve the toothache by applying a clove of garlic on the bad tooth or inflamed gums. The anti-inflammatory effect of this condiment soothes the pain. For faster effect, you can also chew one or two cloves of garlic.
- Eliminates feet fungal infections
Fungal infections can be stubborn and difficult to remove. However, to overcome the infection dip your feet in a basin filled with water and garlic for 30 minutes. Otherwise, you can mix some garlic cloves with olive oil and apply the mixture on your feet insisting on the affected areas (skin or nails). Used regularly, these remedies will help you stop the proliferation of fungi responsible for the infection.
- Melts ice
To get rid of the snow or ice, you just pour some garlic powder on it. It will disappear like magic!
- Fills cracks on glass
It is true that this method seems strange, but garlic does have the ability to repair the glass cracks. Just rub a clove of garlic on the crack for a few seconds and the cracks will fade.
- Fights against acne pimples
To fight against the appearance of pimples, use garlic in two ways: eat it regularly to boost your immune system and eliminate toxins that cause inflammation of your skin, or apply it directly to buttons to reduce inflammation and redness.
- Repels insects
To keep away insects that damage your plants, forget the chemicals! Mix a few cloves of garlic with water and pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the plants you want to protect.
- Removes the thorns painlessly
It is sometimes difficult to remove the thorns, especially the small ones. To remove them easily and without pain, place a clove of garlic on the area where you feel the sting of the spine and secure it with a plaster. Keep it overnight and the next day, remove the bandage. The thorn is removed and your skin is neither red nor swollen!
- Heals common colds
With its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, garlic helps to strengthen the defenses of the immune system and helps fight against the viruses of colds and flu.
- Fish bait
Many fishermen recommend rubbing garlic on the worm or rubber bait, to better attract the fish.