Garlic as Medicine         

Garlic has been used as a medicine as well as to flavour food since ancient times. Its health benefits have been long recognised and garlic was even used to treat cancer 3,500 years ago in Egypt.

Louis Pasteur was the first scientist to confirm garlic had antimicrobial properties, and garlic poultices have been used in wound care from Roman times until World War I. More recently there is good evidence that it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well. Antioxidants protect against heart and liver disease and cancer, and can also delay ageing.

Several authorities, such as the World Health Organisation and The European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy, support the use of garlic to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Atherosclerosis, which causes heart attacks,
  • Arterial vascular disease, and
  • High blood pressure, which causes strokes,
  • High cholesterol, and
  • Respiratory tract infections.

 Reasons enough to include garlic daily in your diet – so get cooking!

– Veronica Vogel, Accredited Practising Dietitian, http://facebook.com/NutritionFix

Tomato Tea

500mL V8 Vegetable Juice or Tomato Juice
1 dessert spoon Honey
4-5 cloves fresh Garlic – crushed
1 whole juiced Lemon or Lime
Tabasco sauce – enough to make your nose run!

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to simmer.  Sip while hot.

Libby’s Medicine

Juice of 1 Lemons or 2 Limes
2-3 cloves of fresh crushed garlic
Generous spoon of honey

Add boiling water and drink while warm.

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