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Posted by Three-little-pitties (Minnetonka, Mn, Usa) on 03/29/2012
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I just wanted to post a note about garlic and a followup to curing yeast infections. First I agree garlic is a wonderful herb! There were a few years I had terrible teeth problems and could not seek help. When I got a tooth infection, my cheek would swell up quite large and it was painful to say the least. 1 clove of garlic diced or smashed and then swallowed 4 times a day and the swelling and pain would be gone in 24 to 48 hours. When I could stand it, I would also put a smashed clove directly on the infected area. While I would feel a burning sensation after a few minutes, it worked wonders.

I believe most often, yeast infections are a result of prescription antibiotics because they kill the good bacteria along with the bad, thus leaving us females ripe for repeated yeast infections. If you have experienced this, please take probiotics for at least a few months to get your body back on track.


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Posted by Mimi (Portland, Or) on 02/29/2012
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I had a very bad yeast infection off and on for 7 months. Tried everything and my last hope was garlic.I put it inside of me on a string and chopped a glove everyday and ate it. Gone after 1.5 days. Don't waste your money on stuff- just by a couple of organic garlic. Just remember it is natural and good for you!


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Posted by Neil (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/29/2007
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I get tonsillitises frequently (every 4-6 weeks) and it usually takes 1 week to recover. I have tried prescribed antibiotics with no effect. However, after reading about garlic on this website, I gave it a shot and I was totally amazed at how fast I recover. There is a dramatic difference the following day after I take a clove of garlic soup before going to bed and I make total recovery within 3 days. With prescription antibiotics, it used to take about 1 week, including gargling every couple of hours. Even when I am ok, I take garlic soup about 2 times a week, and this is the first time ever that I have gone through winter without getting a cold!! I peel a clove of garlic and cut them in half lengthwise. Then I boil it for a couple of minutes in 1.5 cup water and add a pinch of salt, teaspoon of butter, a pinch of pepper and sprinkle with nutmeg. I take is as a soup as the garlic is soft enough to be eaten. Works wonders for me.


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Posted by Michelle (Albuquerque, NW) on 01/09/2007
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Fresh Garlic cured my Bronchitis and Sinus Infection. 1 finely diced clove (not the entire bulb) 3x's daily with any complimentary food that has been cooled almost to room temp (eg. diced tomatoes, avocado, chicken noodle soup, spaghetti sauce, pizza, or even apple pie.) Garlic is a natural antibiotic and antifungal. Within an hour or so, easier to breather and think, in 4 days cleared up symptoms. Took for 7 days to eliminate any chance of becoming ill again. Drawbacks: odiferous breath, and the odor also emanates from the pores of the skin. Use strong breath mints/cologne/essential oils to your liking.