September 30, 2012


Garlic for a self-sufficient garden

Garlic is an essential ingredient in any situation where you have no access to antibiotics – or cannot afford them. Buy heads here for your garden. Turn it into an industry and sell them at your local farmers market (this book will help you do it right).

One medium-sized clove of garlic daily provides health boosting effects. Numerous over-the-counter supplements are available from Amazon as are enteric-coated tablets. Those who don’t like the strong flavour can try deodorised capsules. It is a cornerstone of good health.

This is not myth. Garlic has long been known a medicinal food in the wisest of ancient cultures. For centuries garlic has been used as a medicinal and culinary substance in India, China, Greece and other countries. It has been used as a salve for everything from headaches to colds to infections and healing wounds. It was used to protect against plague by monks in the Middle Ages. Hippocrates used garlic vapors to treat cervical cancer. Garlic poultices were placed on wounds during World War II as an inexpensive and apparently quite effective replacement for antibiotics which were scarce during wartime.

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