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Garlic is a pungent food that has been traditionally used to cure many ailments. It is a herb and used in many foods as a flavouring agent.
The garlic cloves are found to have many medicinal properties. It has been found by researchers that garlic can treat fever, cough, stomach aches, headaches, sinusitis, breathing problems, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low blood sugar, high cholesterol and even snake bites.
There are other health uses of garlic as well. Various types of cancer such as colon cancer, breast cancer, rectal cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, bladder cancer can also be prevented with the help of garlic.
The health uses of garlic are unlimited and it is an excellent stress and fatigue reliever. The antifungal properties in it makes it an ideal medicine for fungal infections.
Though there are innumerable benefits with the use of garlic, the most common and traditional use is for treating cold. Adults at home are seen to find several ways to treat cold with garlic. On an average, an adult can be infected with cold at least 3 to 4 times a year and for kids, the statistics could be more.
So having an effective home remedy in hand is very essential. Garlic is a natural medicine and has no side effects. So if used in a proper way, it is the best medicine to fight common cold.
Discussed in this article are some simple ways to treat cold with garlic.
Chewing a garlic clove every 3-4 hours helps you get rid of your cold easily because of the antiviral properties. You can also crush garlic and have it with honey.
Garlic and Lemon water:
Garlic and lemon water is a great combo and the best way to treat cold with garlic. This helps you to get rid of the body toxins and keeps you away from cold and other infections. This treatment is most effective when consumed in the morning, empty stomach.
Take a lemon, cut it into two halves and squeeze out the lemon juice. Also drop the lemon rind into the juice so that the vitamin C and antioxidants from the peels are transferred to the juice. Leave it for a few minutes. Now add some warm water into this lemon juice and remove the seeds and lemon peels from it. Consume this lemon water along with the crushed garlic.
Garlic and Orange juice:
One of the effective ways to treat cold with garlic is to consume it with orange juice.
Take about 4-5 cloves of garlic and slice them into thin pieces, such that they are easy to swallow. Leave it for about 10-15 minutes. Now take a glassful of orange juice and swallow these garlic slices with the help of the juice. Make sure you start this treatment when you see the first signs of a cold. This can completely prevent you from catching cold or at least you can stop it from getting worse. Repeat this for a couple of nights before you go to bed for best results.
Garlic and Soups:
Add a few crushed garlic pods to your soup to get rid of your cold instantly. This recipe really works well if you want to cure common cold.