Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. This is a very contagious virus and is spread easily by touching an active sore. Garlic has been used for medicinal purposes for about 5,000 years.
Try this simple trick to get rid of cold sores. All you need is a single garlic clove. Garlic in all its forms strengthens immunity, facilitates the work of the stomach, the heart, thyroid, “cleans” the vessels, prevents the formation of tumors and rejuvenates the body.
Garlic is composed of nitrogenous substances, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulfuric, phosphoric acid, vitamin C, D, B, phytosterols, extractives, and essential oils. Additionally, garlic is rich in phytoncides, such as allicin, which is formed by the mechanical destruction of plants, that is – crushing or grinding cloves of garlic. According to some researchers, allicin has a strong bacteriostatic effect which helps cure infections faster. Garlic can also fight fungal infections, which makes garlic a much more valuable medicine than that of many of today’s antibiotics.