Garlic, a popular ingredient in a variety of dishes, is a great seasoning to add taste, aroma and added nutrition to your dishes. An extremely versatile food ingredient, it has many surprising uses other than for cooking.
From curing a foot fungus to keeping pests away, garlic has a variety of creative uses that go far beyond cooking. Here are the alternative uses of garlic, according to Little Things.
1. It cleans your face
Packed with allicin, which has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties, garlic serves as a great alternative to chemical-filled facial washes. Simply rub a thin layer of garlic paste on your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing and moisturize afterwards.
2. It cures foot fungus.
Garlic serves as a powerful natural anti-fungal. Get rid of athlete’s foot and foot fungus by soaking in your feet on a bath full of finely crushed cloves of garlic for 30 minutes.
3. It eliminates toothache.
Garlic alleviates the pain caused by toothache. Crush garlic and place it inside the mouth right next to the tooth in pain for relief. Keep in mind that it is only a temporary solution to your problem and that you need to see a dentist for any serious tooth problems.
4. It provides relief for ear infection.
Putting several warm drops of garlic oil into your ear will take away pain and discomfort caused by ear infection because of its antibiotic properties. Consult a physician first before employing this method on a child’s ear.
5. It can remove splinters.
Removing a deep splinter can be easier with the help of a clove of garlic. Simply apply half of a clove of garlic underneath a Band-Aid and leave it on overnight to remove splinters. It also reduces swelling or redness because of its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
6. It de-ices your driveway.
Garlic salt can be used to get rid of ice and snow in your walkway or driveway.
7. It fights acne.
You can fight acne by eating or applying garlic on your acne since it contains various acne-combating nutrients. Don’t forget to dilute the garlic first before applying it on your skin to prevent burning or stinging sensation.
8. It drives away pests.
Garlic can be used to repel pests off vegetables and flowering plants because if its natural repellent nature. Just mix garlic cloves with water and soap, put in a spray bottle and spray on your plants.
9. It will help you catch a fish.
Several fishermen use garlic to catch a fish since its scent is attractive for them. You may put garlic directly on a small piece of shrimp or worm or add it into a rubber lure to catch fish.
10. It cures a cold.
Garlic can be used to prevent or cure a cold since it stimulates the immune system and helps fight viruses.
What can you Say?
Soldier Gets ‘Cake’ Made of Snow for Birthday, Video Goes Viral
Lost Puppy Reunites with Owner after Going to Their Usual Vet for Help
Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Goes Viral as He Shares Dinner with Homeless Man
Netizens Help Deaf-Mute GrabFood Rider Find Motorcycle, Raise Funds to Help Him Out
Student Who Collected Garbage to Support Family, Earns a Place in Harvard Law School
Woman Drags 100-Year-Old Mom’s Cot to Bank, Manager Insisted Physical Verification
Grandson Gives Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation to COVID-Positive Grandma
Loving Boyfriend Surprises GF, Checks Out Her Entire Online Shopping Cart
Sneaky Dog Turns Electric Fan to Face Its Cage on Hot Day
Delivery Rider Brings His Pet Cats to Work, Cute Photos Go Viral
- Videos1 week ago
Massive Bird of Prey Spotted Carrying Shark It Plucked Out of the Ocean
- Funny Videos2 weeks ago
Vikachka & Eugene Funny Video Shows Lithunian Speaking Only Tagalog to BF’s Family
- Lifestyle1 week ago
Teenager Cries after Friends Chipped in to Buy Him a New iPhone
- News6 days ago
Woman Shames Starbucks Employee, Now Wants Part of $100k He Got from Netizens
- News1 week ago
Kids Go Viral for Swimming with Crocodile at the Beach
- Health1 week ago
Thai School Repurposes Ballot Boxes, Creates Shields to Impose Social Distancing
- Lifestyle2 weeks ago
Woman Leaves Dog at Groomer, Receives Dog with Hilarious Haircut
- Videos2 weeks ago
Smart Goat Gets Help from Buffalo to Reach Food, Resourceful Trick Goes Viral