Medicinal Benefits of Garlic, Episode 18

Garlic is one of the earliest documented medicinal plants in history.  From the ancient Greeks to the Egyptians, and all the way to research studies being conducted today, garlic continues to be a focus for its extraordinary health benefits.  Stick with us as we talk through the history of this wonder plant and some of its amazing uses. Let’s get real – do you really need much convincing to eat more garlic?

Disclaimer:  Always consult a physician before beginning a health regimen.


Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Drink Recipe: Clementine Moscow Mule
  • Potential Benefits of Consistent Supplementation
  • As Needed Uses
    • Acne – Slice clove in half and rub directly on the affected area
    • Cold sores – Cut a thin slice of garlic and put it on the affected area for 5-10 minutes a few times a day
      • Tape it on to avoid having to hold it
      • It may sting!
    • Ear Infection (adults or children) – Crush a clove and combine with 1 TBSP of oil in a pan on the lowest setting.  Let it cook together for 10 – 15 minutes.  Strain out the chunks of garlic and let the oil cool.  Put a few drops of oil in the affected ear(s).
    • Splinters – Tape a thin slice of garlic to the affected area.  The splinter will work its way out on its own within a few hours.
    • Hair Health – Garlic infused oil massaged onto the scalp may stimulate hair growth. Crush 3 cloves and combine with 3 TBSP of oil in a pan on the lowest setting.  Let it cook together for 10 – 15 minutes.  Strain out the chunks of garlic and let the oil cool.  Massage through
  • Tips
    • Garlic is best raw (3 – 4 raw cloves daily for supplementation)
    • Allicin is activated when raw garlic is chopped, chewed or otherwise cut up
    • Cooking garlic destroys the allicin but does not destroy the antioxidant properties
    • If using a supplement, make sure it contains allicin
    • Because garlic is a natural antibiotic it can impact your gut health – take a probiotic!


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