Garlic is a common ingredient in everyone’s kitchen. We use it in most of the recipes. It’s said to add taste to the food. But, contrary to the common belief, it’s use is not limited just to kitchen. It has a lot of purposes that’ll help you to make your life easier. We’ve collected a lots of extraordinary uses of garlic that are for us to tell and you to know!
So, without any further delay, let’s begin!
1. Repair glass
Yeah, that’s absolutely true. While you repent for throwing away those cracked glasses, let’s tell you how this magical garlic can help you repair your damaged glass. Garlic is a natural adhesive. That means that we can use the sticky juice from it as glue for fragile items. All we need to do is to crush the cloves to get to the sticky stuff, which works well as a bonding agent.
2. Relieve toothache
There are times when you’re unable to visit a dentist and your teeth pains a lot. All you could do is stay with the pain, even if it’s insufferable. But, not if you’ve garlic with you! This is where garlic can come to the rescue. Because of a large amount of cysteine inside it, garlic has an anesthetic effect. All you’ll need to do is just rub it on the tooth that hurts and it will relieve the pain for a little while. But remember, it’s not going to cure the toothache, it will just provide relief for a while.
3. Facial cleanser
There are so many of us that tend to opt natural products or remedies over all those cosmetics. Well, let me tell you in case you’re unaware how good garlic can work as a cleanser. Garlic contains powerful antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. That means it can help fight adult acne, acne scars, and many other skin diseases and allergies.
There are 2 ways to use garlic if you want to see results. The first one is to apply the garlic directly to the skin: rub the face with a thin layer of garlic and rinse well after 15 minutes. The second one is to give garlic an opportunity to do its job from your stomach.
4. Heal athlete’s foot
Athlete’s foot is for sure an unpleasantary suffering. But, the good news is that it can be cured by garlic. Just put garlic cloves into hot water and soak your feet for 30 minutes.
It seems like albicans (fungus) are sensitive to garlic. Because of a wide range of active principles, garlic is anticandidal and can be a very effective remedy when it comes to athlete’s foot.
5. Stop ear infections
There’s nothing to explain about how painful ear infections are. In some conditions, they even don’t let us sleep. And you don’t even have to! Atleast when you’ve garlic. Antibiotics do work, but in case you don’t have any, you can use garlic. In order to cure an ear infection at home, squeeze the garlic cloves to get the garlic oil. Warm it up a bit and add a few drops into a pipette and drip it into the ear.
6. Clear the snow
The smelly garlic can easily help you melt the ice. You know how? Actually, garlic not only has oil, but salt too, making it perfect to melt ice. Now you don’t need to spend hours shoveling your driveway.
7. Remove a splinter
How dangerous and painful a splinter can be is not unknown to us. And the problem strikes even harder when we couldn’t manage to take it out. Instead, we end up pushing it deeper into the skin. If it stays longer, it can be more harmful. But, not if you have garlic! The next time you notice a splinter, place a thin slice of garlic on the splinter, fix it with a plaster, and go to bed. The next day, you will notice that the splinter is no longer stuck in your skin. You’ll get the same result if you use an aloe leaf, as well.
8. Insect repellent
Are you annoyed with the insect’s for not letting you sleep in solitude? Well, who’s not. And as summer comes, the bugs and mosquitoes start to entertain you. But, not to worry if you’ve garlic! Just eat more garlic since mosquitoes do like like those who smell like garlic. Garlic can also help you keep pests off plants, which means that you have a cheap and natural way to protect your garden.
9. Fish bait
Although insects hate the smell of garlic, fishes and crabs somehow love it. That’s why you can use it as a bait to lure and trap them. Especially when you’re fishing in any water that’s free from salt.
10. Hair care
Garlic has high levels of allicin, which is really helpful in the fight against dandruff. It can also help you with the hair loss problems. Allicin has anti-microbial properties that help kill germs and bacteria, which are responsible for causing damage to the scalp. You can rub sliced cloves of garlic on your scalp or use garlic oil to massage the problems areas on your scalp andlet it sit for 30 minutesbefore rinsing it off.
As a bonus, we tell you the best thing. Garlic is the best vampire expeller. It’s said that garlic keeps all bad spirits away. Most probably the reason is that garlic makes your body antibacterial and that’s not exactly the type of blood vampires like to taste. Also, the smell of garlic doesn’t get along with the bad guys!
So, which one of these was your favourite? Do tell us in the comments.