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.
Bronchitis: Mash 2 whole, peeled garlic cloves add 1 cup of maple syrup or honey and take the entire cupful, a spoonful at a time over a 24 hour period.
Suppository for Yeast Infections (Candidiasis): Used as a vaginal suppository for yeast infections, wrapped in a little cheesecloth with a little bit of wrapping hanging down for ease in removal. Some women say be careful not to nick the garlic clove or it will sting, and some women suggest that you should nick the garlic to release some of the healing properties. Be sure to change it daily.
Four Thieves Vinegar: During the plague of 1722, four thieves in the city of Marseilles achieved immunity through daily doses of garlic vinegar, which allowed them to plunder the dead bodies of plague victims without contracting the disease. Simply leave sliced cloves of garlic to marinate in raw apple cider vinegar. The thieves also confessed they covered themselves in the garlic vinegar.
Digestive Disorders: Eat crushed cloves (3-6 daily in acute conditions) for severe digestive disorders gastroenteritis, dysentry, worms and infections.
For Parasites: Steep 3-4 garlic cloves in water or milk overnight and drink the liquor the next day for intestinal parasites. In modern naturopathy, garlic is used as a treatment for intestinal worms and other intestinal parasites, both orally and as an anal suppository.
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Wow! Thanks for sharing this helpful post @ the Herbal Medicine Chest blog hop. there’s a lot of helpful information here. Amazing what you can do with a clove of garlic. Don’t forget to link back to the hop. Thanks, again!