Garlic: Natural Treatment For Insomnia

in naturalmedicine •  3 years ago  (edited)

There are things that make our day feel good overall, namely by having quality sleep. It can be said that the quality of sleep will make us happier.

There are so many treatments that can be done to help us sleep soundly. One of them is putting garlic under the pillow or around our bed.

Garlic is not only useful in the kitchen to give flavor to dishes, but also useful for health aspects.

For us Asian people, we are used to using a lot of garlic in cooking. Then, what about the use of garlic to reduce insomnia? Let us discuss it

The Strong Smell of Garlic is Magic

We can say that garlic is like magic. In the old story, we also heard about garlic which repels vampires.

The smell of garlic if it can repel mosquitoes and pests so that garlic can be used as a mosquito repellent and also keep plants in your garden protected from pests.

Scientifically, the smell of garlic is produced by the chemical Allicin which actually provides many benefits not only to make food delicious but also can make your sleep better.

Ancient Romans and Greeks used garlic to cure various ailments such as colds, ward off smallpox.

The substance of Allicin is highest in raw garlic. Garlic is also a powerful source of antioxidants and anti-bacterial.

That's why putting garlic cloves under the pillow can make the air around better, and some elements in garlic produce warm on the body.

Usually, we put some cloves of garlic that have been peeled in a bag and then placed near the pillow. For those of you who are not familiar, maybe you will feel strange, but try to get used to the aroma of garlic inhale that can make your body more relaxed and put you to sleep.

Combine with a Healthy Lifestyle

We always believe that good quality sleep is influenced by a healthy lifestyle. So, the use of garlic to reduce insomnia should be combined with sports movements during the day.

A body that lacks movement is also more susceptible to insomnia at night. In addition, it should reduce the use of gadgets and stop consuming heavy food 1-2 hours before bedtime.


Garlic that is easily obtained compared to lavender can be an option for treatment to reduce insomnia and make sleep quality better.

Every night change the stock of garlic under your pillow so you can get the scent of fresh garlic and can work in the air around your bed.

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