Three Ways That I Have Used Garlic As a Natural Cure
What is garlic
I like garlic and wanted to know a little more about it, so, I went to Wikipedia as usual, to get the meaning of garlic, and it follows. Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, and chive. Garlic has been used throughout recorded history for both culinary, and medicinal purposes. Interesting!
I'm not going to go into all of the medicinal qualities and properties, of garlic, because that's been done to death. I'm simply going to tell you how I used garlic to cure three problems in my family.
Garlic and ear infection
Let me preface this by saying I am not recommending any of these methods, I'm simply stating what I've done and how it worked for me.
I have two children that had recurring ear infections. When the first one that had the infection, after repeatedly frequenting the doctors office, I began to look for a natural cure. This is what I found and used. After first determining that it was truly an ear infection, I began my new found cure. I would warm olive oil in a spoon over an open flame, then dip a cotton ball in the cooled oil, (after determining that it was sufficiently cool, by squeezing a few drops on the inside of my forearm), I would then squeeze a few drops in the ear. I would take a piece of raw garlic, large enough not to fit into the ear canal, place it in the ear, then cover that with a cotton ball, and tape it in place with surgical tape. Most times, all it took was one night, but other times a second night was needed. That remedy worked for both children so well that I stopped taking them to the doctor for simple ear infections. The trick was determining what was a simple ear infection, thankfully using my "mother wit," I always knew the difference.
Garlic and tonsillitis
Throughout my young life I was plagued with tonsillitis. I can't begin to tell you all of the antibiotics that I ingested during those years. At least twice a year, year after year I was in the doctors office. Then one year I was reading one of my natural cures books, (don't remember which one). I ran across this suggestion. Garlic enemas, yuk, yeah I know, my reaction too. However I bit the bullet and tried it. It took two nights, for my last two episodes, to be completely free of that dreaded malady. So for the last, I'd say about 35 years, I have not been visited with that particular ailment.
Garlic and my tooth infection
This is one that I found, quite by accident, about two weeks ago. Over a month ago, I developed a killer tooth infection, it took me about two weeks to finally go to the dentist...............I know, I'm like that........anyway, the dentist gave me two types of antibiotics, and neither worked. I was about to go back again, and one night after being in agony, I had an ah ha moment. I peeled and cut open a clove of garlic, and place each piece on each of the infected areas. Oh, did I say, that because I let it go so long, it had migrated from one side of my mouth to the other. Anyway, after about three hours, I could feel the difference. Every night before bedtime I'd insert the garlic. (I only used the remedy at night, so as not to offend anyone). It took three days to clear up the infection. To aid in the cure I used peroxide as a mouth rinse. Also, every morning I used a serious dose of mouthwash after brushing my teeth to get rid of the garlic odor.
Again, I'd like to add, that I am not recommending these remedies, just stating that they worked for me.
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© 2009 Alfreta Sailor
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