I bet you have never considered many of these uses for garlic. And, no, I don't know what you do about the lingering smell except hope for a very tolerant spouse and family or get everyone in your household to participate along with you! Best of all, you will keep the vampires away!
- Rub sliced cloves of garlic on your scalp, squeezing as you go for the most benefit and it could end your hair loss problems. This is of its high levels of allicin, a sulfur compound similar to that found in onions, which were found to effectively treat hair loss. You can also infuse oil with garlic and massage it into your scalp.
- Garlic makes a great natural remedy to banish unsightly blemishes as its antioxidants kill bacteria. Rub a sliced clove of garlic on the pimple for an effective topical treatment. I’m not sure about this one, I think I will continue to use Ava Anderson Non Toxic cleanser for my face and spot treat with hand sanitizer as needed.
- Garlic has proven anti-inflammatory properties, so itry rubbing a little garlic oil on areas affected by psoriasis for smooth, rash-free skin.
- Apparently, garlic can help you lose weight, so cook with garlic every day. I see no downside in this.
- How about this one. Place a slice of garlic over a splinter and cover it with a bandage or duct tape as a folk remedy for removing splinters.
- Soak your feet in a bath of warm water and crushed garlic to get rid of itchy athlete's food
- A study in India found that people who rubbed a garlicky concoction on their arms and legs weren't bothered by mosquitoes. Make a solution of garlic oil and beeswax for a natural repellant or place cloves of garlic nearby.
- ·A popular cold sore home remedy involves holding a bit of crushed garlic directly on the cold sore; its natural anti-inflammatory properties could help reduce pain and swelling. Garlic supplements may also speed up the healing process, according to ecosalon.com.
- Garden pests don't like garlic, so make a natural pesticide using garlic, mineral oil, water, and liquid soap. Pour into a spray bottle and mist your plants to keep away destructive critters.
- According to Jo Robinson in her book “Eating on the Wild Side” when preparing garlic, you should always slice or mince it and then let it sit for 10 minutes before cooking with it to maximize its healthful, cancer fighting properties.
I can just see my friend Maureen crinkling her nose at the assault on her senses of all of these recommendations!
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