- Health & Beauty
This is a popular use of garlic that you have probably heard of umpteen times before. Rubbing a raw garlic clove helps you bid adieu of pesky acne. It has blood cleansing properties, keeps digestive tract healthy and is an effective antibiotic too. Garlic prevents cancer, keeps cold at bay, helps keeping a healthy heart and is good for the liver. Garlic works on itchy skin and fungal infections as well.
- Mosquitoes and Fleas
You can put garlic cloves at your bedside or rub their juice on your skin to repel mosquitoes. Ticks and fleas also run away from garlic so you can rub garlic juice on your pets as well. If you don’t want your pet to sport that foul smell you can ensure that you include small amount of garlic in your pets’ diet.
Garlic also makes good green pesticide. It’s eco friendly and quite effective too for warding off whiteflies, cabbage loopers and other irritating pests. All you have to do is to mix garlic with pepper and soap to protect your veggies.
Mix chopped garlic with vinegar and lemon juice for an effective disinfectant or cleaner.
- Fishing Bait
You can try this one next time you go fishing. Coat those marshmallows liberally with crushed garlic. Apparently this makes fishing easier.
Garlic works on paper and even glass. You can use the juice as glue.
Just like cardamom, garlic too is an aphrodisiac. Such a difference between the two! Garlic helps blood circulation and hence the effect, so they say. If garlic breath worries you then you can drink some lemon juice to cure it.