Cold and cough is such a common problem that is has taken the shape of flu! Many of us get this problem whenever the season changes, or we do not keep a check on the diet, sometimes it gets very severe that we become lethargic to do our routine work and sometimes it becomes irritating with a running nose. We try taking steam, consuming hot beverages and take various medicines for cold, but still, it takes a more than a week to bring out health back to normal!

Here is a quick, easy, and cheapest home remedy for treatment of the routine cold. Garlic! Yes, garlic is the one which is really very helpful in curing and preventing cold, as garlic is known for its heat that it provides to the body internally and also it has many antioxidant properties which makes it even more special.

Garlic is powerful to prevent and cure cold. Garlic is packed with antioxidants, regular consumption of garlic could benefit your immune system. If a cold does sneak by you can have garlic tea. You sit need some steep chopped or minced garlic in hot water for several minutes, then strain and drink that’s it! The next hour your cold will vanish. You can add a bit of honey or ginger to improve the taste.

Usually, we prefer a little roasted garlic in our Italian food, but taking a few cloves straight and raw is a whole different story! During cold and flu season, or grandmoms recommend to consume a spoonful of raw, chopped garlic cloves – or even to gnaw right on a fresh clove!

As already discussed that Garlic is a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotic properties. For colds and flu, it also provides decongestant and expectorant effects, but the question arises that id you cannot eat it raw what are the other ways by which you may consume it? Below are the ways by which we can consume it in different ways instead of eating it raw.

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How To Use Garlic For Cold & Flu:

Here we enlisted 2 best natural remedies on how to use garlic for cold and flu. Let’s have a look into them.

1. Garlic & Orange Juice:

  • Take some fresh garlic
  • Dice them and slice them then peel off the skin
  • Now take a spoonful of garlic in your mouth and swallow it with orange juice
  • this is a good way of consuming garlic as you will not have to chew it and just swallow with juice
  • It is preferable to do this at night, you would not want to offend anyone by the scent during the day, but most importantly you want to make sure that you allow this remedy to really work.
  • The best time to do this is when you go straight to bed after you take the garlic. You will notice that you might feel slightly feverish.

No Swallow No Chew:

  • Do not try this method on an empty stomach. You need to take just a slice of the clove and suck on it for 15 minutes, letting the juices work their magic on any pain!

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2. Garlic & Lemon Water:

You Just Need :

  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • Warm water
  • One big lemon

Peel down the skin of garlic cloves and then chop it into small pieces. Add this to the warm water, and squeeze lemon to this mixture let the garlic sit for few minutes then you can also add a bit of grated ginger and a spoon of honey to add taste to the drink. Now strain it and drink! This drink is really very effective as it has all those substances which provide you with heat and fight against cold.

Finally, the raw garlic is really a wonderful home remedy for fighting colds and flu. Try to drink or chew garlic early in the morning or before going to the bed or at both the times as per the requirement that really helpful to you.

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