Garlic, a profoundly health-enhancing herb, has been used throughout the world for thousands of years with a roster of bold claims stretching from curing bubonic plague ( The Black Death ), to warding off evil spirits and even vampires. Garlic, containing a host of powerful compounds (allicin, ajoene and other allyl sulfides) , purifies the blood, extending its well-documented cardiovascular benefits but many do not know its far-reaching capabilities to treat human health ailments beyond that. It is a potent, natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral herb that can treat and dare I say CURE many “Health Vampires” that are far too familiar to many of us. Each listed “Vampire” has a specific garlic “Treatment” listed in red.
Without further ado, let’s bite our fangs into…
12 Health Vampires You Can Kill with Garlic!
- Cancer | Growing research demonstrates its powerful effects against cancer
- Herpes / Cold Sores | Herpes is a viral infection that garlic suppresses
- Hemorrhoids | Garlic is blood purifying and vessel fortifying
- Warts | A virus based condition that is no match for garlic
- Erectile Dysfunction / Impotence | Strengthens vascular system
- Hair Loss / Alopecia | The most effective way to regrow hair permanently
- Colds and Sickness | Applied absorption techniques can eliminate sickness
- Athletes Foot & Jock Itch | These fungus based ailments can be eliminated
- Toenail Fungus | Watch that thick green-yellow discolored nail disappear
- Diabetes | From increasing insulin sensitivity to regulating blood sugar
- Heart Disease | Decreases arterial hardening, lowers blood pressure…
- Yeast Infections | Even recurrent infections can be treated effectively
Cancer, a growing plague upon modern society’s health. Adding garlic to your diet has been shown to dramatically decrease stomach, colorectal, esophagus, pancreas and breast cancers to name a few. Below I will post a video of a man who was told to eat a clove of garlic a week to help aid in his cancer recovery. Not knowing the difference between a clove and a BULB of garlic, he ate a whole bulb of garlic. His axial tumor ( under armpit ), the size of a baseball, was essentially cured overnight according to him. This is quite remarkable and his results should not be expected to occur for everyone.
Treatment: Garlic purifies and detoxifies the blood. This following cancer survivor recommends eating one entire bulb once a week for dramatic results. Slice up or mince a clove at a time, place on a large spoon with honey, swallow and repeat. Consult your physician before doing so.
Herpes / Cold Sores – HSV-1 and HSV-2
Herpes simplex 1 is usually contracted and manifested orally ( labeled a cold sore ) while herpes simplex virus 2 is usually contracted and manifested genitally. However, despite what is most common, either can be present in either locations.
Garlic is anti-viral.
Treatment: Simply crush a clove and place it in a small amount of olive oil ( teaspoon or so ), allow it soak for approximately 30 minutes. This will allow the powerful chemical compounds, such as allicin, to be absorbed. Now simply take a q-tip and apply.
Hemorrhoids is where the vasculature ( veins ) within the anal canal become swollen and inflamed. Typically these veins provide support in performing a bowel movement but under continued strain and / or other conditions hemorrhoids can develop. This condition can cause a lot of pain depending on the severity. Many over-the-counter creams and suppositories are often employed to reduce swelling and pain including steroids, witch hazel and various analgesics ( pain relievers ).
Treatment: Coconut oil based garlic suppositories. Place a desired amount of organic coconut oil ( solid at room temperature ) on a sauce pan and heat on low temperature until in liquid form. Mince 1 to 3 garlic cloves and place in the oil, allowing the active compounds of the garlic to be absorbed by the oil. Drain off the oil from the minced garlic, pour into a container or Ziplock back and refrigerate. Once the garlic infused coconut oil is solid again remove from the fridge and pull off chunks that you will then roll into balls, making them the approximate size of a marble or what you deem appropriate for you and rectal insertion. These will be your suppositories that you will manually insert into your rectum. Administer one of these suppositories nightly. You should receive significant reduction in size and pain overnight. Continue until satisfied with results.
Warts are actually caused by a virus ( variations of the human papillomavirus ). Lucky for us garlic is such a powerful antiviral herb. Common warts are often found on fingers and toes but it is plantar warts that embed themselves deeply and most commonly in the soles of our feet. Plantar warts can begin to make walking painful. Garlic can take care of either of these wart types.
Treatment: Take a clove of garlic and cut it in half. Place and rub the freshly-cut and exposed portion of the clove on the wart. Alternatively, crush the clove ( insures the compound allicin is produced ) and then either directly place on the wart or soak the crushed clove in olive oil for 30 minutes then apply a dab or two ( with a q-tip ) to the wart. After the wart has been coated with garlic, cover with a band-aid or taped gauze to avoid it being rubbed off from contact. Repeat daily. Wart should die within 1 to 2 weeks. Apple cider vinegar is also a great alternative.
Erectile Dysfunction / Impotence
ED or erectile dysfunction is a serious male issue that can cause psychological and relationship repercussions to not only men but their female counterparts. Garlic has been known to increase the vitality of the cardiovascular system and its circulation. Hardening of the arteries is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction and garlic improves vein and artery structure by rejuvenating their elastic nature. When elastic they can dilate or expand and allow more blood to flow… especially to the area of interest in this scenario.
Treatment: Eating 1-4 cloves of garlic a day can effectively alleviate this problem within weeks to months. In a small interest study conducted by the BBC, 7 volunteers with erectile dysfunction were given 4 cloves of garlic a day for 3 months. At the end of the study 6 of the 7 men were noted to have marked improvement in ability to achieve and maintain an erection.
Garlic and Erectile Dysfunction by The BBC
Note: This method will only work for men who are suffering from physiological ED not psychological ED. If your erectile dysfunction stems from a psychological origin this treatment will more than likely be ineffective.
Hair Loss | Alopecia
For most men, losing their hair has serious psychological repercussions, however, this condition is not without its fair share of female sufferers. Many women suffer from thinning hair, especially during menopause. Certain hormone replacement therapies such as Synthroid ( treating hypothyroidism ) can cause significant hair thinning. There are various drug and surgery strategies but most of these have serious consequences and side effects that would best be advised against. Garlic provides a natural and effective solution.
Treatment: Take 1/2 to 1 clove of garlic and crush it. Massage this into the scalp of the areas desired for regrowth of hair for 10 minutes. Allow the garlic to sit for 60 to 90 minutes and then shower and shampoo away. Some folks’ skin are very sensitive to garlic and direct application can cause serious discomfort and even burning. If this is the case, mince the garlic, place in a teaspoon or less of olive oil, allow oil to soak up garlic compounds for 30 minutes, then apply by massage as directed earlier. Eating a clove or two a day in addition can aid in the hair regrowth’s speed and success.
Cold and Sickness
Because Garlic contains such powerful antimicrobial compounds it is no surprise that it can help treat cold ( virus ) and sickness. Preventing an oncoming sickness is much easier to achieve than trying to heal a full-blown cold with your immune system deep in the trenches of battle. Garlic is great at preventing colds you feel coming on but it can also significantly reduce the duration and severity of a cold you are battling head on.
Treatment: The “garlic press” is a method where you take a paper towel, place a dab or so of olive oil in the center, add minced garlic on top and then crush. You then fold up the paper towel to contain the garlic and then drape across the affected area. The best places usually are the chest or throat, especially if you have an upper respiratory infection. Placing the “press” on the neck is a good place for the skin and lymph nodes to absorb the powerful sickness fighting compounds. To PREVENT a cold at first signs of a symptom take a whole clove and bite down on it between your molars and just hold it there ( do not chew ) as long as you can ( few minutes if possible ). This will knock out the cold before it has a chance to really take hold.
Read more from Gwen’s Garlic Remedies including a honey-garlic based cough syrup that actually tastes good!
Athlete’s Foot and Jock Itch
Both of these conditions are fungal infections and can be treated effectively with garlic. Treatment strategies are much like those already outlined. You simply need to directly apply the garlic compounds.
Treatment: Crush a few garlic cloves into a few teaspoons of olive oil and allow the oil to absorb the garlic’s natural anti-fungal compounds for the next 30 minutes. Remove and discard the garlic pieces. Use a q-tip, cotton ball or gauze pad to apply to the affected area. You can also directly apply a cut-in-half clove to the affected area BUT some people experience extreme irritation and sometimes burning from direct contact. By using the oil you still achieve the same results but with less harshness.
Toenail fungus, as it’s name applies, is a fungal infection that takes root under the nail bed and can cause quite a cosmetically problematic condition. Your toenail will become thick, hardened, green and yellow and will often warp.
Treatment: Crush a few garlic cloves into a few teaspoons of olive oil and allow the oil to absorb the garlic’s natural anti-fungal compounds for the next 30 minutes. Remove and discard the garlic pieces. Use a q-tip, cotton ball or gauze pad to apply to the affected area.
Garlic Extract Product: A British scientist was able to extract and determine how to stabilize Allicin, Garlic’s most potent anti-microbial / anti-fungal compound. Typically this compound begins the process of breaking down 15 minutes after crushing a clove of garlic. This dermatologist recommended product is called Alliderm Gel and is available on Amazon.com. Dermatologist’s regularly recommend it for skin conditions such as eczema, rashes as well as working extremely well at eliminating toenail fungus.
Garlic has been shown increase insulin sensitivity and glucose regulation, especially after meals ( postprandial ). From another study, garlic proves to decrease total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein and an increase in high-density lipoprotein.
Treatment: Slice or mince 1 to 2 cloves of garlic, place on spoon with honey and swallow. Eat 1 to 2 cloves of garlic daily.
Homocysteine is a compound that has been demonstrated to be a better marker for overall cardiovascular health than cholesterol levels. Higher homocysteine levels is correlated with higher inflammation and hardening of the walls in veins and arteries. Garlic reduces homocysteine levels, rejuvenates the elasticity of these vessel walls and thins and purifies the blood. Garlic also can reduce high blood pressure levels by up to 8%. As mentioned in the diabetes section, garlic also decreases total cholesterol, triglyceride levels, LDL ( bad cholesterol ) and increases HDL ( good cholesterol ). Garlic also stimulates the heart cells to create NO ( nitric oxide ) the same compound that allows Viagra to increase the blood to the male penis.
Treatment: Slice or mince 1 to 2 cloves of garlic, place on spoon with honey and swallow. Eat 1 to 2 cloves of garlic daily.
Some women respond extremely well to the anti-fungal properties garlic affords in the treatment of yeast infections. Garlic is also especially helpful in treating recurrent yeast infections at the first signs of appearance ( slight tickle and itch that increases ). Some women, however, do not respond to this treatment. Despite this you may find it worth trying this natural, holistic alternative rather than monistat-like products or pharmacological agents ( fluconazole ). If you have a serious infection, please visit and consult with your physician.
Treatment: Read How to Treat a Vaginal Infection with a Clove of Garlic.
At this point you should be able to effectively slay 12 “Health Vampires,” either for yourself or your loved ones. Hopefully you found this resource helpful / insightful.
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