What’s the TikTok hack?   

A 29-year-old from the U.S., Rozaline Katherine became very intrigued when she saw on TikTok that garlic cloves could be used to unclog the nose. In an attempt to mock this hack, she recorded a video of herself doing the same. Since TikTok is banned in India, the video reached other platforms like Youtube and Twitter and garnered about 5 lakh likes, 35 thousand shares, and over a million views.   

Did it work?   

The video begins with Katherine inserting the cloves in her nostrils and keeping them there for about 10-15 minutes before she took it out because her nose became runny. Well, the idea behind this weird hack was to clear her sinuses, and surprisingly, at the end she excitedly remarks, “It works. It really works”.   

We’ve known garlic to be a very useful kitchen ingredient, not just to enhance the flavour of any dish but also for the range of health benefits it provides, helping us fight infections as well as aiding weight loss. However, this, largely unscientifically-proven method of curing one’s sinus was really hard for anyone to believe.   

After successfully trying the hack and treating her nose with those garlic cloves, she encouraged several other users to keep the trend going.   

We don’t know if we’re ever going to try this hack but we’re grossed out to even bear the sight or smell of garlic now, aren’t we?   

         Credits: Viral TikTok/Youtube