Garlic Will Cure What Ails Ya

It’s that time of year again. {sniff-sniff}

When you feel that cold or flu coming on, stop it in its tracks with garlic which is a natural antibiotic (natural anti-everything really).  I don’t often get sick, but when I do I immediately start downing garlic and more than once it’s kicked a cold to the curb by morning.

At the onset of symptoms take 2 cloves of garlic a day (or more, if your friends and family can tolerate it!). One with breakfast, one with dinner. Keep it up for a few days, even if you start feeling better right away.  Interestingly, unlike with pharmaceutical antibiotics, bacteria don’t build up resistance to garlic, so you can keep taking it preventatively.

  • Mince it up (finer is better, plus it’s easier to swallow).
  • Pile it up on a spoon and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. The oxygen in the air will boost the healing properties of the garlic.
  • Then down the hatch, chasing it with a big glass of water.

Does it have to be raw? Yes. Yes, it does. Cooked garlic is great, and still good for you. But it’s not going to knock out that cold. Would garlic pills do just as well? Of course not (c’mon!).

Garlic is also an anti-fungal, anticoagulant, and antihypertensive (lowers your blood pressure) and might also lower your cholesterol. So if you’re on medication consult your doctor and/or pharmacist for possible drug interactions.

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