Have you ever heard of the benefits of placing onion on your feet or honey on your chest? It is thought to help heal colds.
Namely, there are a lot of natural cures, which work not only internally but also externally to heal health issues.
In addition, garlic, nature’s most powerful antibiotic, is one of them.
External garlic use
As a result of its excellent antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal properties, garlic is traditionally used to treat acne, influenza, athlete’s foot, and ringworm.
If taken orally, garlic actually helps stimulate blood circulation in skin micro blood vessels, stimulate immune system, protect against UVB damage and help in cancer treatment.
If applied topically, garlic is able to treat viral and fungal infections, psoriasis, cutaneous corns, alopecia areata, and leishmaniasis. What’s more, it can minimize keloid scar, promote wound healing as well as prevent skin aging.
There are two studies that have shown topical garlic use is 100% effective in wart treatment. Unlike the other wart treatments, garlic doesn’t cause any harmful side effects.
How to use garlic
First of all, you should rub garlic onto a small skin portion to see if your skin is sensitive to the bulb.
- Wound or rash
For topical use crush a fresh organic garlic bulb directly on your wound or rash and cover it with a band-aid or gauze and medical tape.
Then, you should remove the dressing to shower, also drying the area before applying a few garlic bandages. This should be repeated every day within a period of 2 weeks until your wound is completely healed.
- Psoriasis or eczema
Just infuse olive or coconut oil with a few fresh garlic cloves for 24-48 hours in order to treat psoriasis or eczema. Moreover, it is recommended to apply the oil to your skin and cover the area by using a band-aid or gauze.
Combine coconut or olive oil to treat warts and change dressing each day for 3-4 weeks.