Everyone knows what garlic is. This popular spice is used in so many different foods to bring a lovely flavor to so many of our favorite dishes. For centuries, not only has garlic been used to add a lovely depth of flavor to food, it has also been used for medicinal purposes.
Its antibiotic power alone is the reason for it to be included on Anthony William’s list of Top Ten Superfoods, but it has so many benefits beyond that, too!
First, garlic is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It contains both Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, and also contains selenium, copper, zinc, and calcium. This makes it a powerful immune booster, and just one raw, crushed clove a day can protect you from colds, germs, and the flu.
If you do get sick, garlic should be the first thing you reach for due to its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Consuming one to four cloves a day when you are sick can help you fight off so many illnesses and have you feeling better so much more quickly.
The amount of natural antibiotics in one raw, crushed clove of garlic alone is the equivalent of 100,000 units of penicillin and with none of the side effects or dangers of prescription antibiotics. It’s amazing how nature gives us this plant that is more powerful than some of the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market at preventing and healing illness.
Garlic is also a powerful cleansing and detoxifying plant. Eating garlic can support your digestive system by removing parasites and worms from the colon and your lymphatic system by flushing toxins from the body. It is so efficient and effective, you can even use it to detox your body of heavy metals such as lead.
Eating just one raw clove of garlic each day can provide wonderful benefits. Anthony William recommends using garlic to help heal and prevent these health conditions:
- Lyme disease
- Ear infections
- Coronary artery disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Colds & Flu
Isn’t that an impressive list? There are several ways to add raw garlic to your diet easily. You can juice it with other vegetables for a powerful, antioxidant-filled drink, or you can add it to hummus, guacamole, soups, or entrees.
It is one of my favorite foods. We add garlic to just about everything for depth of flavor as well as for its powerful healing properties.
I want to include a wonderful Medical Medium ® recipe for an excellent way to include fresh garlic. This recipe can be found in the eBook, 10 Super Healing Foods, by Anthony William.
And finally, the moment you have all been waiting for – My Garlic Mullein Ear Oil recipe.
This recipe for Garlic Ear Oil helps for protection against Flus & Coughs.
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup mullein leaves
4-6 droppers of mullein alcohol-free tincture
8 cloves garlic, chopped
6 drops lavender oil
Put the olive oil and garlic in a pot on the stove and allow to warm. Do not COOK the garlic. If you notice that the oil is starting to form bubbles then immediately take it off the heat.
Then add the mullein leaves. Allow to remain warm and mix in the mullein leaves. Allow the mixture to be warm for about 30-40 minutes to allow for a good infusion.
Then strain the liquid 2-3 times to make sure you get rid of all mullein residue. Allow cooling.
Once cool, add in the lavender drops, and the mullein tincture. You should store your oil in a brown or blue dropper bottle. If you have old dropped bottles from tinctures you have already finished, clean them out and use that. You will probably need more than one bottle for this recipe.
You can use the ear oil for prevention of flu, coughs and ear infections OR you can use it to help to heal if someone is actually sick. What you will need: a clean dropper, cotton wool, and a towel.
1. Lay the person on their side.
2. Put a towel or paper towel to cover their clothes and neck so that nothing gets stained if there is a drip.
3. Make sure the oil is WARM before you put it in the ear. You can warm it up by putting your dropper bottle in a bowl of hot water. It will gently warm up the liquid inside.
4. Keep some cotton balls handy for placing in the ear for when you are done to prevent dripping onto your clothes.
5. For adults, you can drop about 6-8 drops in the ear. For children drop about 3-4 drops in the ear.
6. Massage for 10 minutes, from behind the ear down the neck super lightly and gently to allow the lymph fluid to drain and pull the oil into the sinuses.
7. Once done, roll the cotton ball and insert into the ear.
8. Switch sides and repeat.
Let me know how it works for you!