A few non- culinary uses for garlic.
Garlic, (Allium sativum), the pungently flavorful mainstay of Italian cooking as well as many other wonderful cuisines, has many home uses for people and pets!
Aside from protecting you against vampires, it is a digestive aid, an antiseptic, an expectorant and an anti-parasitic.
The juice of a crushed bud may be placed on a suppurating wound to draw and clean it. (It stings only a little), or on any infected scrape evincing redness or swelling. Taken in capsule form it is wonderful for digestion and helps repel mosquitos (although you may have a slight garlic odor to your skin or perspiration. Your palms may have the strongest scent). Sprinkle garlic on your pet food to repel fleas and to cleanse your pets’ system of parasites such as the common puppy ailment of roundworms. If your pet won’t eat the garlic laced food, you may choose small buds, peeled with the root end trimmed off, to administer as you would a capsule.
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