Guess what makes Indian lentils, breads and toasts taste awesome? It is spices and seasonings for sure. Imagine going for that famous Chutney or Mutton Korma without the crushed garlic bulbs? Good heavens, that can’t be. Garlic has been around since our forefathers. It is a herb that helps people fight several ailments and illnesses. Garlic actually belongs to the Onion family. Thankfully, it doesn’t make one cry! Originally from Central Asia, it has outstanding medicinal and healing values.
Health Benefits at a Glance
Nutritional Properties: Garlic has a medicinal ingredient called allicin that is noted for its antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and antifungal properties. Plus it has loads of Vitamins such as A, B, B2 and C, as well as protein, potassium, calcium, protein, zinc, iron, copper, manganese and selenium to boost your body immunity.
Home Remedies using Garlic
Hair Loss: Facing hair loss? Take some sliced garlic cloves and rub them on your scalp. You can also mix oil with garlic and gently massage it into your scalp. Top Home remedies for hair loss
Acne: To fight acne, you need not go to a dermatologist. Garlic has antioxidants that kill bacteria which are a root cause of acne. Take a sliced clove of garlic in hand and rub it on the pimple. It’s topical treatment proves to be effective.
Cold remedy: Common cold is a constant problem that we all face. To avoid it troubling you, have a cup of garlic tea. You can also put minced garlic in boiling hot water for several minutes, then strain it and drink.
Weight loss: If you thought green tea and having lemon with lukewarm water is the only tonic to weight loss, think again. A garlic-rich diet helps trim down the waistline. Add minced garlic to salad dressings, pastas or mashed potatoes. 10 WEIGHT LOSS FOODS IN EVERY INDIAN KITCHEN
Foot odor: Itchy Athlete’s foot can become a major problem for office goers. Soak your feet in a tub containing crushed garlic and warm water and see how the ailment goes choo mantar.
Pain relief: Aching joints and knee pain have of late started to bother men and women belonging to 30+ age group. Adopt preventive care by mixing garlic with hot aloe lotion. This will calm down and ease out pain in cases of inflamed joints. That’s because garlic has various chemical compounds that help in reducing inflammation.
Tooth sensitivity: Garlic helps deal with tooth sensitivity as it a powerful antibacterial agent and a natural anesthetic. Make a paste by mixing together 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 or 3 drops of water and some table salt. Apply it directly on the affected tooth.Let it sitfor several minutes before rinsing it off with warm salt water. Repeat twice daily for a few days
Fight cancer: Such is the power of small bulbs of garlic that they help prevent certain cancerous tumours from growing large. Garlic has allyl sulfur that can slow down cancerous cell growth.
Cold sore: 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. TOP 10 HOME REMEDIES TO GET RID OF A COLD SORE
Repel Mosquitos & Other Insects: one major theory is that, blood-sucking mosquitoes are afraid of garlic. You can rub garlic on your skin to ward off mosquitoes if you like, but you can also leave out cloves of garlic in areas where mosquitoes flock.
Fight Garlic Breath: Taste sees no logic or reasoning. Discard your fears of getting garlic breath while eating your favorite dish by eating fresh parsley, coriander, mint or cardamom. That will help mask the breath when you have garlic in your mouth.
Garlic is a wonder drug that is easy to take and very effective.