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Here's Why You May Want To Consider Soaking Your Feet In Garlic

| by Brendan Kelly
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Garlic is one of the most common ingredients to use when cooking, but did you know that it has many alternative uses beyond that?

Using a simple clove of garlic helps with a number of things, such as treating athlete’s foot.

According to the New York Times, soaking your feet in a foot bath with finely crushed garlic cloves can cure a bad case of athlete’s foot.  Dr. Lawrence D. Rosen of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey says that garlic is a “powerful natural antifungal.”

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Athlete’s foot can be caused by simply walking on a moist floor or anywhere your feet may come in contact with fungus. It causes skin between the toes to crack and sting.

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There are many treatments available to get rid of athlete’s foot, but garlic is a surprising alternative to over-the-counter treatments and you might have some in your kitchen right now!

Next time you experience athlete’s foot, crush up a few cloves of garlic and soak your feet!

Sources: LittleThingsNew York Times / Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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