Garlic is rightfully called powerful natural antibiotic that can be used every day. It is generally known to have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties and it can naturally strengthen the immune system. But even though we think we know all the good sides of garlic, there are some facts that might surprise you.
Here are some unusual uses of garlic which can be of great benefit.
Helps fight athlete’s foot
Garlic has antifungal property and helps in the fight against athlete’s foot. It is a fungal infection that can occur in people who go barefoot in baths, locker rooms and other rooms with wet floors. Get rid of these fungi in a simple way -- soak your feet in a bowl with warm water in which you put a few crushed cloves of garlic. You can use another method as well -- put a few crushed cloves of garlic in your socks. Put your socks on and let the garlic act overnight. Repeat the procedure for six days.
Helps in ear infections treatment
Garlic can help soothe inflammation of the ear, but it needs to exclusively be for external use. Garlic extract inhibits the development of bacteria, viruses and fungi. In treating sick ears could help garlic oil. Put little bit of garlic oil on the tip of your fingers and massage around your ears.
It disinfects and cleans
If you are a proponent of cleaning with natural products, then do not avoid garlic. Crush few cloves of garlic and mix them with vinegar and lemon juice. Use this mixture as a disinfectant in the kitchen and bathroom. Vinegar cleans, garlic disinfects and lemon relieves smell.
Natural pesticide against pests
Garlic may have served as a natural pesticide that will protect your garden from pests. Pests cannot stand garlic, so in order to get rid of them you need to make natural pesticide from garlic, water, liquid soap and a little bit of mineral oil. Splash your garden with this fluid. Remember to keep this mixture out of reach of children.
Garlic strengthens nails
Perhaps you did not know but garlic has a cosmetic purpose too. It can you help you strengthen fragile nails. Put crushed garlic in transparent nail polish and let it stand still for seven days. Apply the nail polish on your nails after seven days in order to get stronger nails.
Interesting facts about garlic:
-- Garlic based assets were used in wars in order to treat soldiers who were wounded.
-- Slaves who built the pyramids had to eat garlic in order to have more strength and endurance.
-- There are 300 different types of garlic in the world
-- Chine is the biggest garlic producer
-- One clove of garlic contains only 4 calories.