How Garlic (Lahsun) is Useful
How it looks - It is a perennial herb with simple long, flat leaves, small white flowers and white bulb-like rhizomes.
What we use - Bulbs.
What it does - It is stimulant, anticholesterol, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, analgesic, anthelmintic, diuretic, emmenagogue and antifungal.
Home Remedies for the Cure of General Disorders
In seasonal fevers - Mix a few cloves of garlic with some ti oil or ghee and take it before a warm nutritious meal to bring down fever of any type .
In epileptic fits - The usage of the same preparation of garlic cloves with oil should be taken daily in cases of epilepsy .
In infected wounds - Make a fine paste of garlic cloves and apply on wounds to rid them of worms. Roll the paste into a ball and leave it on the wound.
In earaches - Instill a few drops of the juice of garlic cloves in the aching ear, or crush a few cloves of garlic in some til oil and instill the same into the ear.
In joint pains, high cholesterol and heart disease - Boil a few crushed cloves in a glass of milk and four glasses of water and reduce it to a glass. Take this preparation every day for about 40 days and feel the difference.
In asthma and respiratory allergies - Take some ginger tea with some garlic cloves in it, twice a day to reduce susceptibility to allergies and clear airways.
In eczema - Store garlic cloves which have been dried in shade for a long time. For weeping lesions, boil some of these in some coconut oil until the cloves turn black. Squeeze out these charred cloves into the oil and apply. You can see the skin turn healthy within a few weeks.
In sprains - Paste some garlic and turmeric in quicklime and apply over the swelling to reduce pain and inflanunation.
In joint pain - Crush some garlic cloves in green gram soup and take daily for relief from pain and stiffness. In cold regions, garlic cloves crushed in mustard oil acts as a warming and stimulating application.
To increase breastmilk secretion - Garlic is usually included in considerable quantities in a newly delivered mother's diet for its lactogenic effect amongst other properties. However, if the child develops diarrhoea or any other complication, its use for the mother should be discontinued.
To revive consciousness - Squeezing a few drops of garlic juice into a fainted person's nostrils usually suffices to restore consciousness, as it is a powerful stimulant.
In abdominal distension - Garlic soup is the best reconunended medicine to relieve a gas-distended abdomen. Crush a few garlic cloves in some Bengal gram water to make the soup. You may add cumin, pepper and coriander seeds to add to its potency. The same soup can be tried in common colds too.
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