Medicinal Benefits of Garlic

Fall and winter cold season is upon us! Every time I start to feel sick, I remember that garlic is one of the best ways to avoid it. Ever since my friend told me eating raw garlic was the best way to cure a cold almost 7 years ago, this has been my go-to method of medication. I spread the word as often as I can and those brave enough to believe me are blessed with a healthy, cold-free winter. Put down the antibiotics, and pick up a clove of garlic!

Photo Courtesy of: Isabel Eyre

Photo Courtesy of: Isabel Eyre

Crush garlic is the most beneficial way to eat garlic. Using a garlic press is usually too much for me and makes the garlic too strong for my stomach to handle so I chop it up into small pieces. Put it in a spoon and swallow it with a glass of water the same way you would a vitamin.

It’s important to cut or crush the garlic because the antibiotic property comes from the reaction of the skin and the inside of the garlic. Crushing and chopping the clove activates the medicinal property and will help fight a cold or infection.

Eating raw, crushed garlic is effective against tons of ailments. I use it every time, for every illness because, why not? At worst, you’re just eating a healthy dose of antibiotics.

Buy garlic in bulk and stock up on some all-natural antibiotic medicine this winter. Stay healthy!


AB circleBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.


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