I love garlic and pretty much add it to almost everything I cook for myself and our kids. Its not just the flavour it adds to cooking that I love but the fact that it is jam packed with medicinal qualities. It is for this reason why garlic has been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history to prevent and treat a wide range of illness and disease. Garlic possesses potent antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties and is able to help protect and facilitate removal of unfriendly bacteria. It is also very high in natural antioxidants that destroy free radicals, which also supports a strong immune system.
To get the real medicinal benefits of garlic you really need to eat it raw and lets face it not many of us can stomach the taste of raw garlic or its stinky side effects.
As an alternative you can make up a very simple garlic foot application to apply to the soles of your feet, where it will be readily absorbed and quickly circulate through your body.
Here is a simple remedy you can make at home….
GARLIC FOOT APPLICATION
- 2 cloves organic garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Crush the garlic and cover with the oil. Allow the garlic to macerate in the oil for at least a half hour, this will allow for the active ingredient ‘allicin’ to be extracted from the garlic into the oil. Allicin is the key component to killing and warding off harmful bacteria. Rub the garlic oil into the soles of both feet and apply socks on your feet afterwards (this helps keep the oil on your feet and prevent you from slipping all over the place). Put your feet up and relax or better still apply at night just before going to bed so the oil is absorbed over night.