After getting home from our trivia game last night, my husband decided to be a bit bossy, and he ordered me to:
Eat a clove of raw garlic!
He said it would help me fight off the last lingering symptoms of my cold (mainly cough).
Being that I’m *somewhat* knowledgeable about herbal and homeopathic remedies, I knew he was right. Garlic has a whole host of uses in healing – it helps lower blood pressure and has antibacterial/antibiotic properties. I read years ago in an herbal remedy book that garlic was used as an antibiotic on Russian soldiers during World War I. It was used to treat battle wounds and to fight infections.
Farther back in history, slaves building the pyramids were given rations of garlic – and would protest if those rations were cut. The earliest Olympic athletes ate…you guessed it -garlic, because they believed it improved their strength and performance.
I did feel better today after eating the garlic last night. I just had another “dose,” chased by a snack of graham crackers and strawberry preserves (which are doing little to mask the powerful underlying raw garlic taste).
Yes, this will make me a bit stinky for a while, but hopefully will also make this pesky cough subside soon. And help keep the vampires away when I breathe on them!