Some people might think garlic is an herb. In fact, it is a veggie and belongs to the lily family or onion family, as leeks, onions, and shallots. People have used it as medicine for thousands of years. During World War I and World War II, it was used to help prevent gangrene. Gangrene is when body tissue dies because of an infection or a lack of blood flow.
Raw garlic is better than the cooked garlic because higher temperatures will kill the compound that gives its superpowers. Its superpowers may help to boost your immune system, fight inflammation, keep your blood pressure stable, and among other things. If you need it to be cooked, don’t heat it above 140°F.
Garlic oil may help soothing sore joints. It might sound weird. Nevertheless, rubbing the garlic oil on the area that hurts can make it feel better. Because garlic oil can help to ease inflammation. Keep it in your kitchen for not just cooking but the key to relief.
Garlic can help with the pimples on your face because it may kill the bacteria that causes acne. However, rubbing garlic on your face could make your skin feels burning, and it smells.
The way dogs process food is different from we do. Garlic can be toxic to dogs. Don’t worry if your dog eats something with a little in it. They have to eat a lot to get sick.
Garlic is a fierce fungus fighter. If you have athlete’s foot, you can also try rubbing raw garlic on your feet.
You should store garlic in pantry. The fridge’s coolness and moisture will make green sprouts grow sooner. You should keep garlic and onions away from other foods so their strong smells don’t spread to other veggies.
When you see green sprouts show up on your garlic, you do not need to toss it away. The older bulb with green sprouts might be even better for you than a fresher one. One study found that garlic that had sprouted for 5 days had more heart-healthy antioxidants than younger bulbs. Antioxidants may help protect you from things that can damage your cells.
Growing garlic can help your other plants because it helps keep pests away from your plants, such as peaches, tomatoes, cabbages and eggplant. However, do not plant garlic near peas or beans, it can slow their growth. Plant cloves in early spring, about 6 inches apart with the root about 2 inches in the dirt.
There are 4 to 20 cloves in a bulb. (You can get a clove out of its white papery skin easily and quickly by firmly pressing on it with the flat side of a knife until the clove and skin crack.)
If you ate garlic, an apple should help to get rid of garlic breath. Apples have a certain compound, but you need to eat one at the same time or not long after the garlic. If you are out of apples, lettuce or a mint leaf can also do the trick. Garlic breath can last up to a day, because odor-causing chemicals can get into your bloodstream and your lungs when your body digests it.