Medicinal Garlic Recipes

Garlic cloves are used as a remedy for infections (especially chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections such as thrush.

For Colds and Flu: At the faintest sign of sore throat, running nose, or aching bones, simply peel a clove of fresh garlic, cut it in half and place one-half in each cheek, allowing the juice to be absorbed in the saliva and pervade the system. Or place garlic cloves in your stockings before going to bed.

To Mask Garlic Breath: The odor can be masked by use of anise, cinnamon, or caraway seeds; chew these with a little parsley.

Wound Healing: Decocted garlic extracts that are left to set overnight are very effective in healing wounds.

Garlic Bandage: Fresh grated garlic or expressed juice may be put directly on any external wound or infection.

Garlic Cough Medicine: Fill jar with peeled and sliced garlic. Cover with a mixture of equal parts of raw cider vinegar and water. Let stand 4-5 hours, strain and add an equal amount of honey. Chill, shake well before use. Use 1 Tablespoon 3 or 4 times a day.


  • 1 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 T caraway seeds (optional)
  • 2 T sea salt
  • 2 T whey (optional)

Mix the cabbage, caraway seeds and salt together. Pound to release the juices. Place mixture into a jar and press down firmly so that the juices cover the cabbage by at least a centimeter. Cover tightly and keep in a warm place about 3 days.

Banana and Tahini Smoothie

This is a great way to start your day. It is quick, nourishing and delectable. Most importantly is has a lot of easily absorbed calcium and potassium.

Serves 2-3

  • 1 banana, the riper the sweeter
  • 1 T tahini, or you can use freshly ground toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 T almond butter
  • 1 t vanilla essence
  • 1 T honey (or you can use a sweet apple)
  • ½ c herbal iced tea (or water)
  • 1 c yogurt or keffir or both
  • 1 t cinnamon, ground

Blend ingredients together. It is also nice to add ice at the end to make it into more of a thicker colder smoothie.

Chicken Broth

Chicken broth is a practical and affordable addition to any diet. Broths and stocks provide powerful nourishment.

Organic chicken legs are generally a reasonable price and sometimes even cheaper than buying the whole chicken. You can leave the skin on if you like. I like to fry the chicken skins up for a tasty snack. Use the rendered chicken fat to fry with.

Organic chicken fat was traditionally considered to be very healing. This recipe is also good because you can use the poached chicken meat to make Myanmar Chicken Salad, and other recipes.