Rely on garlic to fend off cold

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Rely on garlic to fend off cold
« on: December 26, 2013, 12:12:01 PM »
Rely on garlic to fend off cold

With the season changing in the city, flu, cough and fever are on the rise.

Raw garlic is one of the most essential natural remedies to fend off these common ailments. Follow these tips to extract the best benefits from this wonder of nature:

-After breakfast, swallow a small clove of garlic. Do not chew. The juice, once out in the mouth, will result in a stench that will stay for some time. Having a garlic daily during winter improves your immunity.

-Chop some cloves and sprinkle it in your food. This boosts your digestion and helps you fight stomach ailments.

-Heat some mustard oil and put a few cloves of garlic in it and boil. Rub the oil on your chest and under your feet when you have heavy cough or cold. It cures the cold overnight and relieves you from congestion due to cough.

-Chop a clove and swallow it with a glass of orange juice just before retiring to bed. Your body ache will be gone overnight.

-A cupful of garlic broth will help you in curing sore throat and it is really easy to make. Crush four or five cloves of garlic. In a bowl, boil a cupful of water. Add the crushed cloves to the boiling water and cook on seam for fifteen minutes. Strain the liquid and sip it. The warmth of the liquid will relax your sore throat and the antibacterial properties of garlic will help combat the infection.

-If you are looking for a cure for your fever, try this grandma’s secret and trusted tip. Toss a few chopped cloves of garlic in your favorite soup just a minute before you take it off the gas. Remember, heat reduces the effectiveness of raw garlic.
Farhana Israt Jahan
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pharmacy