15 Garlic Life Hacks
Alternative Uses for Garlic
These are some surprising alternative uses for garlic that don’t involve cooking. Both natural and oil have some benefits for both men and women.
1. cough syrup
In the old days garlic cough mixtures like “liqufruta” were the best and a lot of people still swear by it.
Crush some garlic and add some hot water.
Wait for about 5 minutes and then strain through a tea strainer
Drink just like tea:may not taste too good so you may want to add some ginger and honey to flavour.
2. Face Wash
According to Livestrong, “Garlic contains allicin, which has antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral properties.”The recommendation is:
Rub a thin layer of garlic paste onto your face, and rinse it off after 15 minutes. Use moisturiser afterwards to avoid face becoming too dry.
3. Fish Bait
According to some hard core fishermen-Fish are attracted to the scent of garlic
Next time you go fishing try-putting garlic onto a worm or small piece of shrimp and see if the fish will take the bait
4. Pest Control
Want to keep bugs and pests out of your vegetable patch or off your flowering plants without using chemicals or pesticides?
Crush some garlic cloves and mix with water and soap, and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the leaves and stems with the solution
5. Cure Toothache
This is a short term remedy for a painful toothache until you can go to the dentist
Crush some garlic and place it inside your mouth, right next to the affected tooth.With time this will provide you with some much-needed relief.
6. Treat Acne
Garlic can be used to combat acne in two different ways:
by eating it, raw or by applying it directly to the acne spots. If applying it directly then it is best to dilute it first to avoid painful contact with sores
7. Cure Foot Fungus
To treat athlete’s foot and foot fungus;
Crush some garlic cloves in a bowl,add warm water and soak your feet .
Remove and dry when water becomes cold then dry feet.Repeat this 2 or 3 times a week for maximum effect
8. Repair Cracked Glass
Crush some garlic cloves, and rub the juice on the crack, wiping away any excess.
9. Remove a Splinter
This is an age old remedy for a removing a splinter:
Apply a slice of garlic over the splinter and cover it up with a Band-Aid or plaster.Leave it overnight then try and remove it..
10. Mosquito Repellent
Next time you have a problem with mosquitoes here is how to ward them off:
Make a natural mosquito repellent by mixing a solution of garlic oil, petroleum jelly, and beeswax.If that is too much bother then just place cloves of garlic nearby.
11. Treat Ear Infection
Always check with your doctor when it comes to any kind of infection,but here is a recommended way of treating an ear infection
Putt several warm drops of garlic oil into the affected ear to help ease the pain and discomfort
Sprinkle some garlic salt on walkways and driveways to break down ice and snow
13. Soothe Psoriasis
Did you know that garlic has proven anti-inflammatory properties,which is a welcoming solution in relieving uncomfortable psoriasis
Try This:Rub a little garlic oil on the affected area and your skin will be smooth and rash-free.
14. Hair Loss Helper
Rub garlic cloves on your scalp, You can also mix garlic oil with crushed garlic and massage it into your scalp.
15. Gas Prevention
Do you suffer from Gas,Trapped Wind or intestinal problems?
Try eating garlic on a regular basis. This may help to maintain intestinal health and make digestion much smoother