This short article is dedicated to the healthful ways Garlic affects us, and how it’s been used in the past.
Garlic is one of the few plants capable of creating an anti-biotic similar to those found in fungi, acillin.
Unfortunately, it’s rarely said in public domain that Garlic has been used for thousands of years to actually cure urinary tract infections(UTI). Within the last half-century it’s been covertly removed from the knowledge of the people, this wonderful and natural remedy has been cast away by the medical society because it’s a food and it would be bad for profits.
If you think about it, the medical society didn’t earn anything for discovering the healthful effects of vitamin C, seeing as there were already plenty of fruits available on the marketplace. Scurvy can’t pull it’s own weight against the wall of oranges-bananas-apples-etc etc. A UTI also cannot pull it’s own weight with garlic as the treatment and cure, because to put it simply, it works fast.
A white coat will tell you to take a full bottle of so and so for a week, a month, or whatever. If used properly, Garlic can get rid of a UTI within a couple of days. Sure it’s a bit more uncomfortable to eat plentiful amounts of garlic than to pop a tablet, but every tablet has a negative side effect. Even anti-biotics have a side effect, every and any anti-biotic a doctor can sell you will kill good bacteria in your blood and digestive tract, weakening your immune system.
I’ve known people who have some form of UTI every few months and have had to go to the doctor every time because of it. The sick thing is, every time they go back they’re enlisting themselves to go again, because as said above, prescribed anti-biotics weaken your immune system. They’re good when you’re in a life or death situation, they’re good if you don’t want to lose a limb, but if there’s room for an alternative it’s in -your- best interests to look into it.(Sorry for the rant, this topic gets me riled up)
Another thing, cranberry juice is fine and all as a treatment in conjunction with anything else you’re taking. However, it does not have anywhere near the potency as garlic and onion have when it comes to treating urinary and bowel infections.
It’s also useful for clearing the bowels, and it contains a good amount of pre-biotics(prebiotics feed already existing good bacteria in your digestive system), it’s been proven to reduce the prevalence of stomach cancer significantly.
Garlic contains large amounts of sulfides, which go through your pores when you eat it, this is why people can smell slightly after eating a heap of it. The sulfides help your skin by killing off bacteria, and it helps to ward off miniature* predators.
This plant came to the U.S. approximately 100~ years ago, as a part of the Asian diet, it took a few decades before it transferred into our own diet. We now consume approximately 250 million lbs of garlic yearly, which is not a lot per person.