1. Use it as a topical antibiotic cream. Raw garlic has been used for thousands of years as an antibiotic. If you prefer to utilize naturopathic treatments and you have a cut or scrape, try using a mixture of raw garlic and extra virgin coconut oil to make an antibiotic salve.
2. Make your own natural, allergen-free glue. Make your own glue using this recipe from Sustainable Echo. It’s as easy as it is natural. If you suffer from a gluten allergy, using a gluten-free flour will make it allergen-free.
3. Replace prescription & over-the-counter vaginal yeast creams. Garlic has the power to kill yeast & will easily take on a vaginal yeast infection. For a quick cure, insert a full clove of freshly peeled, organic garlic into the vagina at bed. Remove & discard in the morning. Repeat for an additional 1-2 nights as needed, depending the severity of your infection. Catching it early is key for a quick cure. Follow Midwifery Today’s tip & add a string to the garlic clove for easy removal.
4. Make your own chemical free mosquito repellant. Replace your DEET and other chemical laden mosquito repellants with one of these simple & safe recipes at Wise Bread.
5. Use it (instead of dangerous pills) to enhance weight loss. According to a leed author on a study published in the “American Journal of Hypertension,” T. Rosenthal, garlic may help to prevent weight gain. A compound found in freshly crushed garlic, called allicin, has been studied and shown to help prevent weight gain when eaten raw. Allicin is destroyed when cooked, so be sure to try ingest it raw. If you’re not a fan of garlic, try dicing it into small pieces or running it through a garlic press & mix with some honey to camouflage the taste.
6. Toss the store-bought cough medicine. Garlic is great way to cure coughs. Simply make a tea by boiling one clove of fresh garlic and one quart of water on low heat. Add the garlic to your favorite tea with a splash of honey and you will say goodbye to coughing in no time.
7. Replace lice creams and shampoos. Lice stand no chance against the powers of garlic. Eating garlic can deter pests, such as lice, from grabbing hold in the first place. When lice have already moved in, try making a thick paste by mixing lemon juice and crushed garlic together. Apply to the scalp and leave on overnight, covering with a towel or shower cap.
8. Make heartburn relief pills a thing of the past. Ingesting garlic helps to improve digestive tract function and also kills bacteria that can contribute to acid reflux.
9. Ditch the Rogaine. Garlic has been shown to promote hair growth in those experiencing thinning hair & balding. Simply cut a clove of fresh garlic & rub directly onto the areas affected by hair loss. If you prefer an easy to apply oil, mix crushed garlic & olive oil, then massage into the scalp.
10. Make your own natural pesticide. Follow this easy recipe from Oganic Gardening on how to make your own, natural pesticide using garlic, onion & hot pepper.
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