One good way to use garlic is to make garlic tea. My brother has stopped by my house and asked for my ideas on how to help his blood pressure and this is what I did for him. I cut up a garlic clove and left it in a warm NOT hot cup of water for about 30 seconds to a minute. Just as long as you can handle it, strain and drink. If the garlic taste is too strong for you either reduce the time by half or add honey and stir. (always pure raw honey) If you are already on blood pressure meds then do not take this remedy because it will further thin your blood.
Another way to use garlic is to make a poultice with a few cloves. Smash or slice them thin and lay the garlic between two pieces of paper towel or cheese cloth and I add some olive oil or omega oil of some kind to cut the irritability to the skin. Then you can place it on the bottoms of your feet or your children's feet and don a pair of socks and wear them as long as you can over night is a good time to do this.
There is another good combination I learned for a Christian site called GOOT which stands for garlic olive oil and coconut oil, the good stuff that costs more they sell it for $7 to $9 in the pint size generally at the supermarket of Wal-mart. You mix 2 tablespoons of garlic two tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the blender strain and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can do the same with this recipe as the poultice and more.
One of the best things that I have learned is that garlic kills lice and their eggs 100% so you can give your children who are around other children with lice on a regular basis possibly at school or church a good dose of it not totally cooked. When you cook the garlic the medicinal qualities are gone. You can also give them a garlic capsule every day if they can swallow. I read a story once about a day care that did this after a lice break out.
You can read more about Garlic Oil in my other post.