Natural Antibiotic Alternative #1 – Garlic
Ahh, garlic. That pungent – smelling, mouth – watering clove of antibiotic goodness is a #1 favorite antibiotic alternative for many and when you read the list below it is no wonder..
Spicy, bacteria fighting, and perfect for when we want our own personal space as it does have an odour! However you can take garlic to fight infection without SMELLING like garlic. Research has shown that apples, lemon juice and mint were particularly effective along with parsley and green tea. One of the compounds in garlic – allyl methyl sulphide (AMS) – cannot be broken down during digestion. It is this that causes garlic to be released from the body in breath and sweat. Overall raw apple is best to combat this.
Garlic has been shown beneficial for a wide range of infections and illnesses, including:
- Common colds
- Fungal skin infections
- STDs (including genital warts)
- Lyme Disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Yeast infections
- Intestinal parasites
It has even shown promise for destroying three “nightmare superbugs”:
Author Robin Cherry in her book: Garlic and edible Biography: The History , Politics and Mythology behind the World’s Most Pungent Food – with over 100 recipes” writes, “Garlic is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, meaning it’s effective against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria… Garlic shows promise against two of the three most dangerous bacterial infections (christened nightmare superbugs by the CDC):
Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly found in hospitals where there has the potential to weaken those whose immune systems are already compromised).” (pp 31-32)
It can help prevent food poisoning by killing E. coli and salmonella.
And it is also shown to boost immunity, helping fight off bacterial infections.
There are many reasons we call garlic “miraculous.”