Garlic is often referred to as a powerful natural antibiotic that can be used every day. It has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It strengthens the immune system and naturally strengthens the body.
But although we think that we know everything about garlic, some information could surprise us. We reveal to you some unusual ways of how garlic can be useful.
- It helps to fight against athlete’s foot
Garlic has anti-fungal properties and helps fight athlete’s foot or fungal infections that you can get from walking barefoot around the locker room, bathrooms and other rooms with wet floors. In order to solve the fungus, put some crushed garlic or garlic powder in lukewarm water, and soak your feet.
The fungus can be solved if you crush a couple of cloves of garlic put them in cotton socks. Wear them and leave them overnight. The procedure should be repeated for six days.
- It is a natural remedy to combat acne
Garlic has natural antibacterial properties and may be able to help with acne. Simply put the cut garlic cloves over your acne. Do not put them on the whole face, but only on the acne. Repeat this several times a day, and let the garlic do its work, so the acne should quickly disappear.
You can make a small mixture of chopped garlic and water. Massage this mixture on the face with your fingertips, and after a few minutes rinse it with warm water. Garlic will remove bacteria from the skin. In addition to water, garlic can be mixed with two tablespoons of olive oil and a spoon of honey.
If during these procedures, at any time, you feel tingling, rinse the mask with warm water and put less garlic when preparing the next one.
- It makes the nails stronger
In addition to the many beneficial effects on the health of the organism, garlic can also have this beauty purpose. If you want to strengthen brittle nails, put a little finely chopped garlic in clear nail polish and leave it for seven days. Then apply the nail polish, and the result should provide you stronger nails.
- It helps with ear infections
Garlic could facilitate an ear infection, but it can of course be used only for external use. This natural healer has been used since ancient times by both alternative doctors and traditional doctors, and its effective properties are worth trying out with an ear infection.
Studies have shown that garlic extract inhibits the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Garlic oil could help in the struggle with painful ears. Put a little oil on your fingers and gently massage around the ears on the outside.
- It disinfects and cleans
If you are a supporter of home cleaning preparations for spring cleaning, you can certainly use garlic. Mix crushed garlic with vinegar and lemon juice and use it as a means of disinfection in bathrooms and kitchens. Vinegar is an excellent descaling agent, and garlic disinfects and soothes lemon scent. But during this process of cleaning, keep the windows open, to expel the possibly ‘strong’ smell of garlic. In any case, it is healthier than fragrance purchased chemicals that we often use to clean out toilets.
Besides, garlic may be a natural pesticide that will protect your garden. Small pests do not like garlic, so in order to get rid of them, you can make a natural pesticide with garlic, a little mineral oil, water and liquid soap.
It should be kept out of reach of children. Although garlic is sometimes called the “stinking rose”, it can cure the plant rose from the attack of aphids. Mix minced garlic with water, and spray the resulting liquid on the leaves of roses.
Interesting facts about garlic:
– Slaves who built the pyramids had to eat garlic to increase their strength and endurance
– Preparations of garlic were used in wars for treatment of wounds on the battlefield
– Garlic has only 4 calories per clove
– China is the largest producer of garlic in the world
– There are 300 different types of garlic around the world
– Alliumphobia is the fear of garlic