The Alternative Medicine
In alternative medicine garlic is considered to be one of the most efficient foods when it comes to detoxification. Medical practitioners in this branch say that garlic is so powerful that it cleanses the body from parasites and worms, prevents diseases like diabetes, typhus, depression, and even some cancer types.
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If you are allergic to garlic, take two important things into consideration: never eat it raw, and if you still get any skin outbreak, high body temperature, or a headache, stop consuming it.
Some studies have shown that the consumption of garlic can sometimes have side-effects in patients that take medications for HIV/AIDS. Pay special attention to this health conditions and be extremely careful. Make sure garlic is safe for you before you start consuming it.
Its strong smell and taste should not stop you from using all its health benefits. Garlic supplements are a great substitute for raw garlic and even in that form you can still take advantage of its benefits.
Other Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is good for the respiratory tract: it is amazingly efficient in preventing and curing tuberculosis, asthma, pneumonia, catarrh, bronchitis, chronic bronchial catarrh, lung congestion, and cough.
In cases of tuberculosis, try this garlic-based treatment. Eat the whole garlic bulb during the day. Split it in a few portions, and consume it in any way you find preferable. The best results are obtained if you eat it raw or lightly roasted in the oven.
It makes a great sauce when combined with an egg yolk and some oil. Avoid boiling the mixture, as the garlic will lose many of its healing properties.
Make a special infusion if you need to treat any type of bronchial disease.
Use 7 oz / 200 grams of garlic, 24 oz / 700 grams of brown sugar, and 33 oz / 1l of water. Boil the water together with the garlic, then add the sugar. Take three tablespoons a day.
Garlic is really efficient in treating chronic bronchitis.
You need 1.5 oz / 40 grams of garlic and 3.5 oz / 100 ml of 90 proof alcohol (45% alcohol). Chop the garlic and put it in a bottle, then pour in the alcohol. Seal well. Leave it for five or six days, and strain. Take a cup of this remedy every day. It also lasts for a long time.
You can use the same remedy to treat catarrh and asthma. For this health conditions, add 15-30 drops in some hot water. If you can not stand its taste and smell, add some mint extract. In this way you will also change its power.
Garlic can be also used for external applications. Use it as a poultice over the abdomen to relieve cold. Apply it directly on an insect or poisonous animal bite. Small amounts of garlic will help you to remove warts, and these skin growths will fall of without any pain. You can use it to relieve toothache. All you have to do is put a small piece on the aching tooth.
The list of its health properties seems to be never ending. Garlic also cures hemorrhoids, constipation, and earache. If you want to treat hemorrhoids and constipation, boil some water and add a good amount of garlic.
Keep the infusion in a container that will allow you to inhale the steam. Inhale until the water gets cold. To treat an earache, squeeze out some of the garlic juice and put one or two drops in the aching ear.
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