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Despite the distinctive smell, a clove of garlic under your pillow can actually work wonders for your health. Read on to discover the benefits, and you'll probably do it too!
If you have trouble falling asleep, a clove of garlic under your pillow can help with the problem. Healthline says that it produces a chemical called GABA which is effective at relaxing your muscles and hence calming yourself down at night.
Garlic is rich in allicin, an antibiotic agent that can help reduce infection and inflammation in your lungs, therefore improving your breathing. If you suffer from respiratory problems such as asthma, a clove of raw garlic on your bedside may ease your condition.
With a pungent smell, garlic makes a perfect natural insect repellent. Try keeping some next to your pillow to help avoid late-night mosquito or spider bites.
According to Healthline, garlic is high in anti-bacterial properties that can help inhibit the growth of infectious agents in your body. Try tucking some under your pillow for a month to see if it helps protect you against any common colds or flus!
It's important to know that garlic is toxic to dogs and cats. So when you're not in bed, do not leave the clove of garlic under your pillow.
Last but not least, since garlic releases oil, you might want to wrap your clove with a paper towel or a piece of cloth so your bedsheet won't get stained.
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