Garlic is not just something that will help you fend off a vampire or a potential love interest (if you eat too much while on a date), it also has extremely useful ‘wellness’ properties and has been known for centuries from clearing up anything from the common cold through to giving you a better night’s sleep.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
Ok, so we have started on the one thing that may sound a little far-fetched, even an ‘old mothers remedy’ but this is one that honestly works. By removing the skin of the garlic, cutting off the ends and ensuring you have no loose ends – the garlic can be inserted into your ear (not too far) and assist in alleviating ear aches within 15 minutes!
Being a natural remedy, you can leave in overnight, just remember to take out before you head to work the next day – pain-free! Also, ensure that the clove of garlic you pick is not too big for your earlobe.as that could defeat the whole purpose.
Garlic oil has assisted in the health and wellbeing of humans for a very long time, like the clove in the past tip; garlic oil can be used to assist with ear infections. Only ever do this if you ear is not leaking, and your eardrum is intact, however this can reduce pain. If you don’t have your commercially available garlic oil from your supermarket, you can heat two tablespoons of olive oil for 15 minutes with one clove of minded garlic and make your own. Obviously let cool before you go tipping it into your ears![/nextpage] [nextpage]
It is widely known – in some circles, not ones we hand out in, if we are being honest – by rubbing a clove of garlic around the sides of pots and pans you can remove the ‘negative Entergy that may (or may not) enter the food. We won’t speculate on the validity of these claims; however, it won’t hurt the flavor of what you are cooking if you do – unless you are cooking pancakes of course, then we wouldn’t advise it.
Yep, you guessed it, in the same vein as the previous caller – there are people that carry around garlic in their pocket in a cloth or handkerchief to ‘ward off negative energy’ while on the move. So…we will move back to the more functional that fictional…
There is a range of fantastic vitamins and nutrients in garlic, but the most powerful compound is allicin, which gives garlic its pungent aroma. To activate the Allicin, it is best to crush and leave for 15 minutes to get all the goodness happening in your next cooking adventure.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
Yep, you heard it right, by putting garlic under your pillow, not crushed, not pealed, just the whole clove under the pillow, you can induce a calm, peaceful night of sleep. It is to do with the gentle aroma – unlike when you peal it…don’t believe us, the put it to the test![/nextpage] [nextpage]
Garlic is a combination of all things good! From complex carbohydrates through to proteins and of course allicin, it can improve your ability not only to fend off vampires but a range of health ailments as well.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
As a proven supplement to preventing and retarding plaque build-up around arteries. Plaque is a responsible agent for increasing the likelihood of stroke, heart attack and blood circulation which are not a ‘day out in the sun’ to say the least.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
There isn’t much these days that isn’t something that contributes to increasing the risk of cancer. From using mobile phones through to the foods we eat or the places we work, so why not add something into your diet that is anti-cancer? Garlic has been linked by the US National Institute of Health’s, National Cancer Institute to the reduction of stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast cancer. So next time you think you have enough garlic in your meal…add a little more.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
No, we are not talking about reducing the exposure of your teenager’s choice in music, but more the toxicity experienced through exposure to heavy metal in our daily lives. Garlic actively works to reduce the heavy metal levels in the blood, while reducing headaches and blood pressure, which can be linked to heavy metal exposure.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
Almost as long as there have been colds, garlic has been used to beat it. From the Garlic tablets, through to crushing as part of a meal, even sucking the pealed clove itself…its all good. So when you feel a cold coming on, grab the garlic and add it to just about everything you eat!
From reducing in hair loss, through combining crushed garlic with olive oil into your scalp, through to reducing your saggy skin, Gallic is your beauty root vegetable of choice.
Fungal Feet issues, something that no one really wants to talk about – hence it was left until last – but is something that Garlic can help deter – like vampires! By crushing a couple of cloves and adding to a warm footbath for 20-30 minutes when you are watching TV, the Garlic will go to work on your fungus, and maybe all you need to get running again sooner.[Featured Image Credit: health.howstuffworks.com]