We’ve all been hearing how powerful garlic is for health.
There have been many garlic health benefits reported in recent years, but many of these had to do with the consumption of garlic. It turns out you don’t even have to consume this strong tasting food to gain benefit from it. But you do have to stick it in your ear! Yes, garlic is actually being touted as a cure for those hurtful and annoying ear aches. You take a clean, peeled clove and basically stick it, gently, in the opening of your ear (similar to how you would put in an ear plug). You should start feeling some heat sensation taking place. Then the pain will subside. Keep it in there for 30-35 minutes, or even overnight if you wish.
Garlic is a strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral compound that naturally kills the bacteria and germs which cause all the discomfort. It also has antiseptic properties that reduce risk for further infection. It is anti-inflammatory as well and reduces swelling and throbbing.
Besides putting it in your ear for earaches, you should also consume garlic as it really has a treasure trove of health and healing qualities. Your immune system receives a big boost of vitamin C, B6, potassium, calcium and fiber. Garlic is good for reducing the severity of a cold so when you feel one coming on – go for the garlic immediately!