It is claimed garlic can help you to have a restful sleep; that consuming it can give you greater energy; that you can use it to ward off the common cold; and that its anti-bacterial properties can be used to heal small wounds on the surface of the skin.
But even if you don’t live in medieval Transylvania, there are still magical properties claimed for this legendary, yet humble vegetable.
What is Garlic?
Garlic (scientific name Allium sativum) is a root vegetable species in the onion genus. It is native to Central Asia and North-eastern Iran. It has long been used as a source of food flavoring and has been used in traditional medicine since the time of the Ancient Egyptians.
If you keep garlic under your pillow below things will happen.
1. Garlic Repels Mosquitoes & Other Bugs
Garlic makes a powerful natural toxic insect repellent. The natural repellent nature of garlic makes it a perfect tool for keeping pests off plants. Garlic water is simple to make and easy to administer. It can be used on vegetables or on flowering plants. keeping garlic under your pillow will avoid mosquitoes and spider bites. mosquitoes attract carbon dioxide when we exhale so eating garlic doesn’t seem to be as effective if u want to repel insects.
2. Garlic Cures Insomnia
Do you suffer from panic attacks or have trouble sleeping? Putting garlic under your pillow will definitely make you have better sleep. this remedy is been used from ancient times. The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of garlic keep the body fluids and organs healthy and infection-free. It also aids in the healthy functioning of the heart and brain, thus regulating the sleep cycle. magnesium and potassium intake will be high if you eat garlic. it relaxes your muscles by producing a chemical called GABA. GABA is the body’s signal that it’s time to calm down, and it chills out your brain cells so that they can begin the restorative work that happens overnight.
3.Garlic An Anti-Bacteria
Fresh, raw garlic has proven itself since ancient times as an effective killer of bacteria and viruses. it is an antibacterial agent that can actually inhibit the growth of infectious agents and at the same time protect the body from the pathogens. Once again, we can thank allicin. because it can block two groups of enzymes that allow infectious microbes to survive in a host body. Garlic can prevent infection inside or outside the body. so having garlic under your pillow at bedtime will make you sick less.
4. Garlic Makes You Breathe Better
Some compounds garlic can be responsible for bad breath and even body odor. These include Allicin. When the garlic is crushed, it turns into allicin, an antibiotic that fights against fungal and bacterial infection. Garlic can also help clear blocked nasal passages if you are suffering from a cold easing nocturnal breathing and reducing snoring, which in turn aids restful sleep.and also you can crush 3-4 garlic clove into boiling water and inhale the steam. you will breathe easier than before.
Alternative Natural Products to Keep under Your Pillow
Lavender – the aroma of dried lavender is said to promote restfulness and sleep. It is a tried and trusted folk remedy.
Rosemary – there is no evidence of any health benefits to be garnered from keeping dried rosemary under your pillow. It does, however, smell pleasant and you can imagine this to be an antiseptic aroma.
Feverfew – no reported effects for keeping under the pillow. However, when ingested, it is reported to help alleviate migraines.
Paprika – no. It makes a mess on the bed linen. Negative effects – triggers the desire for goulash and dreams of food.
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