According to the Garlic Information Centre ‘one of the most effective ways to get rid of a sore throat is to chew a fresh clove’
According to Jane Clarke, Times Newspapers, the following are some ideas using garlic as a drug –free solution:
Sore Throats, colds and coughs – crush 5/6 cloves, add 6 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and stir, Refrigerate for 24 hours, then warm in the microwave and add a tablespoon of honey and 4 teaspoons of lemon juice. Leave to cool and let 2 teaspoons trickle down your throat.
Unsettled Stomach with diarrhoea: crush 3 cloves, add 1 dessertspoon of olive oil, stir in 3 tablespoons of warmed milk and sweeten.
Mouth Ulcers: dip a freshly peeled garlic clove into natural yoghurt and apply. It will sting but only for a few seconds.
Cold Sores: a tiny drop of garlic juice squeezed on to a cold sore can help to get rid of it
Insect Stings and bites: rub a cut clove on the bite or sting to zap the heat