A Natural Antibiotic...
Garlic is a natural antibiotic. I believe that if we went back to
nature we would be 100% healthier. Think, instead of looking for a
pill to fix you, all you have to do is eat right and know some
simple nutrition, or common sense.
Did you know that in every part of the world there is a plant,
animal, extract that will heal or cure you, except the ones that we
made extinct, so you could say that we are sealing our own fate.
Nature has its own way of taking care of us.
Garlic has been shown to have antiviral and antibacterial
properties. Examined closely, it was found that the antibacterial
properties of garlic were lost after boiling for twenty minutes. In
order to get around this drawback , use recipes that take advantage
of garlic's natural antibacterial properties in their
Here's a quick recipe for a marinade, that will sanitize the meat,
while adding zest to the meal:
Four Thieves Vinegar
- 2 whole garlic cloves
- 3 cups of red wine vinegar
- 4 TBS of fresh tarragon
In a glass container, add peeled garlic cloves, red wine vinegar,
and tarragon. Place in refrigerator for thirty days.
This makes a great salad dressing (Italian), a marinade for lemon
chicken, or for red meat, this makes a wonderful zesty meat
tenderizer with a hint of garlic.
And remember this marinade has no hard chemicals, that you might
find in pre-mixed tenderizers. This vinegar does kill salmonella
and Botulism, so I suggest that you use Four Thieves Vinegar
to rinse all of your poultry as a safeguard against food
poisoning... you never know when your going to get an infected
The next time you serve up spaghetti at your house, you may want to
Garlic is found on roadsides, in pastures and in open woods
from New York to Indiana and south to Tennesee.
Zesty Italian Bread
- Four Thieves Vinegar
- Loaf of Bread
- Grated Parmisan Cheese
Spread the Four Thieves Vinegar on the bread. Sprinkle the Parmisan
cheese on the bread, and toast it.
This makes a great addition to any Italian-style meal. I am sure
that you will come up with your own uses for this wonderful
A Magical Herb...
Besides the savor it adds to food, garlic is said to have mystical
powers. Until modern times, plant magic has been passed down from
generation to generation. Herbal magic was acknowledged as
instrumental to health, happiness and success in every human
activity from romance to agriculture. Even the Bible reveals that
plant magic often played a part in the lives of men and women whose
stories it relates...
... the burning bush of Moses
These are but a few of the countless examples throughout the
... Aaron's rod
... Rachel's conception after using mandrake roots...
The most outstanding works on plant lore that has survived from
ancient times is Natural History by Gaius Pliny. This
monumental 37-volume compilation of natural history is sprinkled
throughout with "amazing facts" about plants and their "magical"
effects. In addition, Pliny's work contains a great deal about the
medicinal uses of trees, herbs and flowers which was drawn from the
foremost medical authorities of the age and is truly
Magic, Medicine, or perhaps both, these harvested
cloves of garlic have been sought after since time immemorial
for their health benefits.
Garlic stands out as a highly regarded charm against evil. It's
reputation for white magic - the power to turn away black magic's
evil forces - was widespread. It was used to defend people against
vampires and the plague. Odysseus escaped from the evil sorceress
Circe by keeping with him the herb moly (usually identified as
garlic). This antidote, provided by a friendly god counteracted
Circe's magical potion that changed all his men into swine.
Over the ages, garlic has been reputed to have given strength to the
pyramid builders, courage to the Roman legions, and fighting spirit
to English gamecocks. To this day, many Chinese, Greek and Jewish
grandmothers present a clove of garlic to their infant grandchildren
to ward off the "evil eye".
Whatever its purported magical powers, garlic's medicinal uses have
been documented for centuries. It was always a popular remedy for
coughs, sore throats, and colds - either eaten raw or taken as a
syrup, which was made by boiling garlic cloves and water for half a
Physicians and herbalists prescribed garlic as a diuretic and for
intestinal disorders and rheumatism. When plagues ravaged Europe,
people ate garlic daily as a protection against disease. Some say
that garlic may have worked as a preventive simply by keeping others
at a safe distance.
Colonists arriving in America discovered that the Indians knew about
the healing powers of a native species of garlic and relied on the
plant to treat a variety of medical problems, from snakebite to
intestinal worms. Taking a cue perhaps from their European
forebears, New England settlers strapped garlic cloves to the feet
of small pox victims as a cure for the disease.
Garlic was used to cure many diseases. In both World War I and
World War II it was administered as a potent antiseptic. Recent
research has further revealed that garlic contains vitamins A, B1
(thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and C.
Precautionary Medical Facts
Its not enough to take the correct amount of medicine at the
appropriate time. You must also watch your diet because some
medications can have dangerous effects when taken with certain
foods. The following list of medications includes foods you
For correct dosage and adminis-tration of all medications,
including possible diet conflicts, consult with your health
- Aspirin avoid crackers, jellies, syrups and foods
high in carbohydrates.
- Antacids, Bicarbonates, Diuretics, Tranquilizers
- Penicillin avoid foods high in iron for at least
- Tetracycline avoid all dairy products.
- Anticoagulants avoid alco-hol, caffeine, onions,
leafy greens and liver.
- Antidiabetic Drugs avoid sugar and alcohol.
- Digitalis avoid excessive salt, high fiber foods,
prune juice and herb teas.
For the Gardener...
Botanically known Allium sativam L. this humble plant is in the lily
family. It is found along roadsides, pastures, and open woods.
Introduced from Europe, garlic has been naturalized from New York to
Indiana south to Tennessee and Missouri.
Garlic is perennial herb whose bulb, composed of small cloves, is
identifiable by its pungent odor. The plant grows to 2 feet, with
flat, long pointed leaves. The flowers (June-July) range from pink
to white. Garlic can be cultivated in gardens but requires a sunny,
Those who want to grow their own should plant the cloves 6 inches
deep and 2 inches apart in rich soil during the fall or early
spring. Pull up the heads when the leaves turn yellow, and dry them
in the sun. A basic flavoring in many recipes, garlic is also used
in home remedies and to repel insects.
Good Food for Good Health
Some foods contain unknown or unidentified substances which are
extremely beneficial to your health. Garlic is an excellent example.
Among other things, garlic has been found to protect against liver
damage, high blood pressure, and atherosclerosis.
Garlic has proved to be a good friend to mankind. For centuries garlic
has been favored not only as a culinary herb, but as a remedy for colds
and other respiratory infections. Herbalists today also use it to
relieve gas pains and to rid the body of intestinal worms.
In 1858 Louis Pasteur verified garlic's antiseptic properties; garlic
is also a proved antispasmodic. Research further indicates that it may
be effective in lowering cholesterol levels in the blood, in reducing
hypertension, and as an expectorant in respiratory ailments.
Yes, the key to good is eating good foods. Use natural recipes for a
healthier mind and body. Remember, garlic is a natural antibiotic and
can be used as a preventative food supplement for children against