Garlic is an old remedy
Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment. Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years.
The garlic plant’s bulb is the most commonly used part of the plant.
The nutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds in garlic make this condiment a remarkable natural remedy.
Alliin is a relatively odorless substance found in garlic. When garlic is crushed or cut, an enzyme called allinase is brought in contact with alliin, turning it into allicin. Allicin is responsible for much of the typical odor of garlic. This is what seems to make garlic work for certain conditions. Allicin also makes garlic smell. Some products are made odorless by aging the garlic, but this process can also make the garlic less effective.
Remedy for cold
Garlic has a long folkloric history as a treatment for colds and is commonly stated to strengthen the immune system.
What happens if you apply chopped garlic on soles of the feet, it is unbelievable.
Garlic is the most powerful natural antibiotic known as the pure food. In the presence of juice, the germs of colds, flu and viruses have no chance. Garlic eliminate phlegm, fight infections, frees sinuses, bronchi and lungs. It is a plant so powerful that when it’s applied one’s soles feet, quickly enter the blood and may have a beneficial effect on the lungs. A poultice of garlic, put on the feet is good for relieving colds and coughs and is made by finely chopping a few garlic cloves, mixing them with a little oil of olives and applying the mixture to the feet.
When applied topically, raw garlic can kill a lot of microorganisms by direct contact, including fungi, bacteria, viruses, and protozoa; garlic was traditionally applied directly to wounds to prevent infection. Thus, it’s not an antibiotic in the usual sense. It’s more of an antiseptic.
In particular, topical application of raw garlic to young children is not advisable.
Possible side effects:
- include gastrointestinal discomfort, sweating, dizziness, allergic reactions, bleeding, and menstrual irregularities.
Some breastfeeding mothers have found their babies slow to feed and have noted a garlic odor coming from their babies after consuming garlic.
- Garlic may interact with warfarin, heparin , aspirin , clopidogrel (Plavix), ticlopidine (Ticlid), or pentoxifylline (Trental), Ginkgo , policosanol, quinolone family of antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, and medications for HIV.
- Alliums might be toxic to cats or dogs.