Is this popular culinary herb the human’s savour against the cold and flu?

You will be astonished how much you can do to stimulate and maintain your healthy immune system naturally and with a little effort and no extra expense. The knowledge of using food as the medicine and the medicine as food has been applied since the Ancient Greece .3 Today the Western Herbal Medicine, the Ayurveda   Medicine, and the Traditional Chinese Medicine and all old cultures are still applying that ancient knowledge. That thousand years old knowledge is passed on from generation to generation and allows these cultures to maintain their health and wellbeing into the 21 Century.

 What is your natural Winter Immune armory then?

You may not realize that you already have a natural medicine chest in your pantry. With the growing antibiotic resistance and flu vaccines not being as effective as promised it might be a good idea to review what had really worked for the human kind for Centuries.

Garlic (Allium sativum) for all seasons and ailments

 Garlic has been used for at least 5000 year years to treat diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Both Russian and British doctors used garlic poultices topically and internally during WW1 to treat bacterial wound infections and successfully prevent gangrene.4, 5

There is no point “to reinvent the will” if there are thousands of years of evidence and plenty of scientific research.

Garlic is such a diverse plant in treating diabetes, cardiovascular conditions (prevents heart attack, removes arterial plague), cancer, respiratory conditions like asthma and, bronchitis,   worm infestation, viruses, and fungi. It also binds heavy metals and protects against ionizing radiation and boosts liver function.

Scientific research shows for instance that garlic is especially effective against some influenza viruses. In traditional Oriental  and Chinese Medicine garlic ( as soup) has been used  to  treat pneumonia, garlic extract or juice  to treat typhoid and meningitis; whooping  cough garlic vapors to treat whooping cough .4

During 1950th scientists in China successfully used two different kinds of garlic treatment against influenza virus. The first treatment consisted of intramuscular injections of combinations using garlic. The same decoction was used in the form of nasal drops to prevent influenza.4

So how do I take garlic?

Culinary qualities of garlic are safe. Garlic glove can be eaten raw, put into a salad dressing or crushed in cooking.  A naturopath can dispense garlic at the therapeutic dose either in tincture or a tablet at a suitable dose.

Therapeutically garlic can be prescribed as a tincture or as a capsule

Is garlic safe?

Garlic is safe, however, if you are pregnant, lactating, have tendencies to spontaneous bleeding or experience premature ejaculation, you are on medications or have any other medical condition/s please consult your naturopath.2

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Danuta Hulajko is a holistic practitioner, international speaker and the founder & practitioner at the DH Natural Medicine Clinic and www.healingremedies.com.au in Sydney.

Danuta specialises in Allergies, Anti-Aging, Auto-Immune Conditions, Cardiovascular Conditions, Female Reproductive, Menopause, Mould Toxicity, Skin Conditions, Stress and Insomnia and Thyroid Dysfunction.

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References:

  1. Holmes, P, “The Energetics of Western Herbs” 2007, Snow Lotus Press, Inc.,
  2. Mills, S., Bone, K., the Essential Guide to Herbal Safety, 2005, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone
  3. Mindell, E, “Dr. Earl Mindells’ Garlic, the miracle nutrients”, 1994, Keats Publishing, USA
  4. Ody, P. The Herb Society’s Complete Medicinal Herbal, 1995, Dorling Kindersley Limited, London

 

 

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