Remedy Details for care and relief of Cold Sores

Take garlic for the care and relief of Cold Sores

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Effectiveness: 2.1  Popularity: 54

Why it works:
The allicin present in garlic possesses antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic properties which treats cold sores.

How it works:
Take garlic capsules or tinctures or just eating more garlic are effective in preventing outbreaks due to its antimicrobial effects.

Garlic can lower blood pressure and increase the risk of bleeding. Use caution if you have bleeding or blood pressure related conditions.

Garlic can irritate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Use with caution if you have stomach or digestion problems.

Stop taking garlic at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.


The self cure remedy of Take garlic for the care and relief of Cold Sores has an effectiveness score of 2.1 and a popularity score of 54 on the self-cure system.