A post on the social networks Facebook and WhatsApp claims that Garlic helps remove pains from your ears, ear infection, and headaches quickly and effectively are not based on science.
The post has had several shares on both Facebook and WhatsApp.
In its verification mission, The Stage Media contacted several medical sources including Dr. Soka Moses, an epidemiologist who said that the claim is not scientific.
“So, there is anecdotal evidence of the use of garlic to temporarily assuage some types of pain-e.g. toothache. I don’t think the veracity of these claims has been established.”
Garlic is a plant in the Allium (onion) family.
It is closely related to onions, shallots, and leeks. Each segment of a garlic bulb is called a clove. There are about 10–20 cloves in a single bulb, give or take.
Garlic grows in many parts of the world and is a popular ingredient in cooking due to its strong smell and delicious taste.
According to Healthline, the anti-inflammatory properties of garlic have been proven to ease arthritis symptoms. A little bit can go a long way. Use fresh garlic in almost any savoury dish for added flavour and health benefits.
Healthline said Garlic’s health benefits include antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It also has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. When eaten, garlic can help boost your immune system and help fight infection.