Can Garlic Smell Bad and Be Healthy?
by: Carol Giambri
Did you ever know anyone who went to the doctor for a "garlic" prescription? Most go for drugs or refills. Doctors in USA are considered a medical authority. To the "unusual" people like myself we run for the natural route first. Will you join me after reading this article?
I remember the time when I had to sign a dental waiver. It released the dentist from any liabilities. He wanted me on antibiotics and I refused that drug. He gave me the label: "first patient who ever refused this drug." It pays to be different and do what you believe. This way you are responsible for your choices–good or bad.
Colorful Heirloom tomatoes with fresh garlic
Did you know…
Most drugs have side effects. If you go on line and Google side effects of Prozac that you may be taking for depression one side effect is depression. Is anyone reading the little paper that comes with your drug? If this is the case with one drug imagine what you don't know about the effects of other drugs. Just research the drug and you will be shocked.
They all do have side effects and according to Dr. Lorraine Day in her video "Diseases Don't Just Happen" she is right. So you may be thinking you are taking one drug and then up comes another problem caused by that drug. It can be an endless battle to many. Some people can be on 10 or more different medicines a day. With all the side effects our organs are going crazy with these foreign substances going into us.
We start kids on drugs at a very young age. Constipation was never an issue when I was raising my kids many years ago. Today it is for many. Is the doctor putting the kids on drugs or telling parents about fruits, herbs or foods that may help?
"Princess G" mom's said "yes"–I'm not the mom
Calling all garlic lovers…
Porcelain or Elephant Garlic?
I didn't know the garlic I buy is Porcelain. It just says organic on the sign. It is pure white with large cloves. It is similar to the look of Elephant. I know Elephant as it comes in a package and sometimes labelled.
Natural Penicillin (garlic)
Garlic stinks…so what….
Are you saying yuck to the smell or taste of garlic? I used to hate garlic but I am married to an Italian who grew up with lots of garlic in his foods. I didn't grow this way but I now love garlic. I run for it, in raw form, when I get the hint of any sign of a cold or any sickness. I forget the stinky smell because of what I am sharing below.
Did you know garlic is a natural penicillin?
My warning is too much can be harmful to your digestive system so be careful and use wisdom. Start with a little bit only. It is very strong and works. Now on to some uses of garlic.
Thanks to Valentina Cirasola for sharing the sore throat remedy.
Tip 1: Sore throat
Put 1 large clove in each ear all day and overnight. The next day it should be gone. It should stay and fit into the ear. It stinks but the healing properties is what you want. Put a large one in the ear. Peel a regular size and push it as far as it goes,
Keep one peeled clove in your mouth between the cheek and the gum. Leave it there all day and overnight This is very potent.
TRICK: To get of the garlic odor try chewing fresh parsley afterwards.
Tip 2: Blood pressure
I have heard that eating raw garlic is good for reducing blood pressure.
Warning: Always check with your medical provider.
Tip 3: Mosquito Repellent
Eating garlic may emit a garlic oil to your skin that can scare away the mosquito and people. You may have them thinking twice before stinging you too.
Garlic in foods spells….
What's L.O.V.E. Have to Do With It?
Answer: Natural and no side effects
-I love adding fresh garlic to my soups. Lentil or split peas is enhanced by this. Even garlic chives can work here. Buy fresh.
-Have you tried grating it in salads?
-What about grating it over steamed vegetables?
Removing odor from raw garlic
"Put in milk for about 15-20 minutes. Throw the milk away, as it picks up the garlic smell and dry the garlic. Now eat it raw without your skin having an odor." Thanks Valentina.
Reacting and Reflecting…
I just teased you with the world of garlic in my kitchen. There is no shortage of where you can find it. How about growing fresh garlic? If garlic is not what you love have you tried garlic chives. Try adding more fresh garlic into your diet. Think beyond the stink and go for the benefits.
What Did You Think?
Share your comments.
I'm on Twitter too: CarolGiambri
Carol Giambri is a health and wellness expert, social media manager/writer. With over 35 years of learning, gardening, and writing she continues to add photography of any moving object that catches her eyes into her passions. A dog lover to the extreme. She hunts for rare and unique shapes of fruits and veggies. Two kids educational and fun products to further introduce them to eating more fruits and vegetables is part of her marketing plan with products.