Garlic cloves are used as a remedy for infections (especially chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections such as thrush.
For Colds and Flu: At the faintest sign of sore throat, running nose, or aching bones, simply peel a clove of fresh garlic, cut it in half and place one-half in each cheek, allowing the juice to be absorbed in the saliva and pervade the system. Or place garlic cloves in your stockings before going to bed.
To Mask Garlic Breath: The odor can be masked by use of anise, cinnamon, or caraway seeds; chew these with a little parsley.
Wound Healing: Decocted garlic extracts that are left to set overnight are very effective in healing wounds.
Garlic Bandage: Fresh grated garlic or expressed juice may be put directly on any external wound or infection.
Garlic Cough Medicine: Fill jar with peeled and sliced garlic. Cover with a mixture of equal parts of raw cider vinegar and water. Let stand 4-5 hours, strain and add an equal amount of honey. Chill, shake well before use. Use 1 Tablespoon 3 or 4 times a day.