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The 11 Hidden Secrets of Garlic That we Reveal to You

It's true that garlic smells bad and no one even imagines eating it before going out with friends or on a date, but its benefits are incredible and you don't always have to swallow it.

1) To fall asleep easily.

Before reacting to this idea, you should at least try once, to convince yourself. You will need to prepare a drink of 200 ml of milk, 1 chopped garlic clove and 1 teaspoon of honey.

Put the milk and garlic in a saucepan and boil it; at the high temperature, remove it from the heat and let stand for a while; then sugar and drink it. It is recommended that you consume this drink at least 30 minutes before going to bed.

2) Against coughs and colds.

During the winter you get colds quite often and even if you don't have a fever, coughs and colds are a real problem. You should know that garlic has been considered a natural antibiotic for centuries and that will help a lot here too.

You will only have to prepare an infusion based on this plant; chop a clove and let it steep in boiling water for 5 minutes. Then filter, sugar and drink it. You need to do this consistently for at least a week.

3) A pod under the pillow.

If you are wondering what it can be used for you will find out. Garlic has positive effects not only when it is swallowed, but also inhaled.

This is because the sulfur compounds spread like the smell, with the difference that the former have a restful effect on the body. Once your nose is used to the pungent smell, you will see that it will be essential if you suffer from insomnia. In addition, that's not all, since thanks to his inhalations, the performance and energy of the day to come will increase.

4) Natural aphrodisiac.

Contrary to what you may think, garlic is a member of the aphrodisiac family such as oysters, strawberries, chili peppers and chocolate. This quality is known since Antiquity, Aristotle spoke of it. The recommendation is to prefer extracts found in spice shops, instead of cooking it, to avoid unpleasant inconvenience in the later phase.

5) Anti-acne.

Teens will be happy to learn, thanks to its pronounced antibiotic and disinfectant properties, garlic is an excellent ally against acne.

This is because what makes pimples grow on the face is a bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes, which lodges in the sebaceous follicles. By using garlic constantly, we can act directly on the action of this bacteria, limiting its progress. In the evening, just rub a clove of garlic on the affected areas.

6) Natural disinfectant.

Are you home and cut yourself off while cooking? Or did the cat scratch you? Whatever the reason, you should disinfect yourself immediately. What can you do if you do not have hydrogen peroxide available? Take a clove of garlic, peel it and rub it on the injured part.

If the wound is small, after disinfecting it you can apply the garlic wrap, which besides disinfection can also heal. But remember, don't replace medical care with natural advice.

7) Fight hair loss.

If you are losing your hair, know that garlic can help. This is because garlic contains allicin which is known to fight hair loss. Here's how: Cut the garlic lengthwise then rub the inner part on your scalp. Another method is to steep a few cloves of garlic in olive oil and use it by massaging your scalp.

8) Remove shards easily.

This is a trick that works very well. Garlic is useful for removing tiny splinters that are hard to remove. Cut a thin slice of garlic. Cover the affected area with garlic and a band-aid or duct tape. For best results, do this treatment before going to bed. When you get up, remove the adhesive tape. There you go, no more splinters!

9) Keep mosquitoes away naturally.

Mosquitoes hate garlic. It goes even further, mosquitoes never bite people who have applied garlic ointment. To make your own mixture, you need petroleum jelly, beeswax, and garlic essential oil. Alternatively, you can also place garlic cloves in places where mosquitoes congregate.

10) Eliminate cold sores.

Here is a trick against cold sores: Crush a clove of garlic and apply it to the affected area and leave on for a few minutes. The anti-inflammatory properties of garlic will relieve pain and reduce inflammation. For faster processing, it is also advised to take garlic-based food supplements.

11) Against toothache.

Poor oral hygiene often creates a toothache, and garlic can help relieve pain and help treat the problem with its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Just crush a clove of garlic, add salt to it and then apply it regularly to the tooth that is causing you pain. Chewing on a clove of garlic can also provide quick relief from your toothache.

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