Garlic is known to be a superfood across the world. Apart from being used to spruce up recipes and dishes, garlic also has plenty of health benefits. It is packed with essential vitamins and minerals and may also help in losing weight. The humble food is known to have properties that ward off seasonal flu and infections. However, a recent video showed a woman using garlic in a way we could never have imagined. The clip shows her taking cloves of raw garlic and stuffing them inside her nostrils in order to unclog her breathing passage. Take a look:
The video was originally shared on TikTok, which is currently banned in India. It received millions of views and soon made its way to other social media platforms, such as YouTube and Twitter.
“Saw on TikTok that if you put garlic in your nose, it unclogs your sinuses. Let’s give this a try,” wrote the user Rozaline Katherine in the caption of the video. In the short clip, we can see Katherine inserting the garlic cloves into her nostrils and waiting for 10-15 minutes. She then proceeds to show the ‘moment of truth’ to the camera where her nose is completely runny. “It works. It really works,” she exclaims in the video.
The bizarre hack was then tried by several people across social media. Users remained divided about the hack’s effectiveness and questioned the reason to clear out the sinuses in such a weird, unscientific way. A few others were also grossed out by the visuals of the hack, which actually showed the nose being cleaned out of snot.
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