You know that garlic is good for a cold, but you don’t like the idea of eating it raw. Here’s another way to use it…

We love garlic to fight colds—as a tea, or chopped up raw and taken with a glass of orange juice. Garlic’s healing powers have been used in natural remedies for centuries. It has immune-boosting effects and is also a potent antibacterial and antiviral agent.

If taking garlic by mouth is not for you, then peel and crush six cloves of garlic. Mix them into a scant one-half cup of white lard or vegetable shortening. Spread the mush on the soles of your feet, and cover them with (preferably warmed) heavy cotton socks. Put plastic wrap under your feet to protect bedding. Garlic is so powerful that even when it’s applied to one’s feet, it will be absorbed by the body and will work its magic on your cold. You even may smell it on your breath! Note that this remedy works best at the early onset of a cold and may be less effective on tough calloused feet.

Apply a fresh batch of the mixture every five hours until the cold is gone.

Caution: Do not apply this garlic mixture to broken skin.

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