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A natural wonder product

AdvantagesA powerful natural remedy for many ailments

Disadvantagesthins the blood

"...Not only for flavouring food Garlic has been used as a medicinal remedy for many different aliments since the times of the ancient Egyptians. Garlic or Allium Sativum to give it its Latin name is a member of the onion family and the part of the plant that is used most often for medicinal and cooking purposes is the bulb which is divided into cloves. Of course the most common use for Garlic is within cooking. Being eternally popular as a flavouring ..." Read review
02.07.2011

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Garlic for Medicinal Use

AdvantagesEasy to use, natural, tastes good.

DisadvantagesUnknown whether it works for some things mentioned.

"Yesterday I wrote about Garlic the plant – how it can be used in cooking, how to grow it, and a bit about its vitamin content and usefulness. (See review of Garlic in the Plants section). The thing is that although it tastes great and makes for an excellent flavour in cooking, it also has an awful lot of medicinal uses and can be used to help ward off a wide range of ailments. From my own personal perspective it might help for me to mention here ..." Read review
14.07.2011

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Natures Wonder Drug

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"Garlic is one of the easiest thing to grow in the garden, the most useful herb to have in the house and boasts one of the most interesting heritages of all plants. Grown from seeds or cloves, it is very cold tolerant and so may be planted before the end of the frosts. It does best in rich well drained soils, does not like too much water and although will grow in shady areas will produce the biggest bulbs in the sunniest parts of the garden. I find ..." Read review
14.12.2004

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Community Level 8COOOEEE

COOOEEE

Take off your cloves darling Review with images

Advantages100 percent health benefits

DisadvantagesSmelly stinky breath

"...to show you how beneficial garlic can be to your health. Also tips on growing, drying and a recipe for chesty coughs ♣Growing your own Garlic Take a Whole Garlic clove and separate into segments Plant each clove approx 9-12 inches deep anytime between September and February pointed end upwards. Leave all winter to establish roots Water frequently from spring onwards. Dig up in August ♣Drying your Garlic Spread the garlic ..." Read review
14.03.2002

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Garlic - Bad Smell of Success

AdvantagesSeems to alleviate a host of ailments.

DisadvantagesCauses odour, some may be intolerant to it.

"...to have been written about garlic being good for the heart, cholesterol, circulation and a host of other conditions, but I thought I would add my "two-pence-worth" based on my experience of this pungent little herb. To begin with, I must say that I have never found any benefit in taking garlic supplements, whether or not they were of the odourless variety. But I definitely have found fresh garlic bulbs to make a difference to the state of my health. ..." Read review
30.05.2005

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Wonder Bulb

Advantages great for ailments and for cooking

Disadvantages you've got to get used to the taste

"...like to grow herbs and garlic is one of the plants which is easy to grow and has so many good uses. All you need is a clove of garlic, get it sprouting and plant it outside in the gared this will then grow into a full garlic bulb over the course of the summer months and with the price of garlic these days it's easy and cheaper to grow your own. The garlic family is quite large and amongst its family members are, onions, chives, welsh onion, french ..." Read review
02.02.2007

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Does my breath smell...

AdvantagesGreat to treat minor illnesses.

DisadvantagesCan cause bad breath!

"...I therefore love to eat Garlic for reasons, which I am about to explain. Within the history of the human race, the Garlic plant has been commonly known as a useful treatment to minor medicinal ailments for many hundreds or should I say thousands of years but where it originates there is not actual written evidence (reference have been made in many early written texts though). Garlic also, tastes good too, my opinion and I am sticking to it. I remember ..." Read review
04.04.2003

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Community Level 7vinodgm

vinodgm

Phew That Stinks or Does It

AdvantagesThe tremendous medical values

DisadvantagesThe smell once it has been cooked

"When the word Garlic is mentioned ones mind usually wanders to the pungent and unpleasant aroma associated with it. This is not necessarily true and we should instead look at the enormous benefits associated with Garlic and how we could all take full advantage of its medicinal values. The old sayings of “Garlic is good for your love life” and other ancient folklore, with regards to its benefits, are all being proven correct after ..." Read review
07.10.2001

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A healthy natural antibiotic, and a yummy thing to eat

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"...quote - another name for Garlic is 'Stinking Rose'. Other names are Poor Mans Treacle, Rustic Treacle, and of course, it's official latin name, Allium Sativum. The name seems particularly odd when you consider that garlic is in no way related to the Rose , although it is related to onions, leeks, shallots, and chives. Perhaps the garlic looks like a rose from a distance, after a heavy nights drinking, in a darkened room somewhere. But, theres no ..." Read review
16.04.2009

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Community Level 6BUBBLES171

BUBBLES171

Not just to keep Dracula Away !

Advantagesit is lovely

Disadvantagesit makes your breath stink

"...and buy a bulb of garlic and I am quite happy to be found chomping away on it. However there is another side to garlic which a lot of people do not know and that is the medicinal and herbal side. In this review, I will try and tell you about some of the benefits, it has. It has an anti viral effect. Reduces total cholesterol in the blood Reduces fat concentrations in the blood Has an antithrombotic effect It is well know for keeping colds ..." Read review
14.03.2004

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Community Level 2cadgaboo

cadgaboo

Hail Garlic The Protector

AdvantagesA multitude of uses

Disadvantagesleaves you with a pongy breath

"...just explain some facts about Garlic and its healthy properties. Garlic was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, chewed by Greek Olympian atheletes and thought to be essential for keeping vampires at bay! But it is also good for zapping bacteria, keeping your heart healthy, warding off coughs and colds. Garlic is the only antibiotic that can actually kill infecting bacteria and at the same time protect the body from the poisons that are causing ..." Read review
01.12.2002

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Community Level 5ricci

ricci

keep the vampires from your door

Advantagesprotects against infections, cancer and heart disease

Disadvantagescan make your breath smell

"Garlic isn’t just good for making your breath smell, it’s very good for your health and has been used for medicinal purposes for millenia. The use of garlic has been recorded 4500 years ago in ancient Egypt when the builders of the pyramids were given garlic gloves to keep up their strength. The Chinese were taught about garlic of Hsai in 2000 BC. In World War Two British soldiers had their wounds treated with garlic. Garlic contains around ..." Read review
09.02.2003

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Community Level 7wampyrii

wampyrii

7000 Years Of Garlic...Make Yourself Comfortable

Advantagesenormous health benefits, makes cooking taste great!

DisadvantagesNasty niffs

"...to comparing to that of garlic which has played an important role in so much of man's chequered past. Far from being boring, its actually quite fascinating. Well I thought so. ~What Is It~ Duh! Stupid question to begin with then. Well, maybe not because it transpires that garlic is actually a member of the LILY family(a bouquet would look lovely on your mantlepiece madam) and perhaps less surprisingly a close relative of the onion. Growing ..." Read review
03.03.2002

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Community Level 4backstreet...

backstreetwoman

Stinky breath

AdvantagesCan ward off colds

DisadvantagesStinky

"...in the benefits of eating garlic and making it part of your healthy eating schedule. I don't take the garlic capsules as I like to have the real thing and I can't taste it very well when it's cooked, so I eat raw garlic! Yes, I know it's smelly and maybe that's why, as a divorced lady, I have yet to find a soul mate. :-) Having said that, nor do vampires come to visit me. I don't eat garlic on a daily basis but I do eat it if I feel the beginnings ..." Read review
28.02.2002

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Community Level 4Shekera

Shekera

More Powerful than Penicillin

AdvantagesInexpensive and readily available preventative medicine.

DisadvantagesSay goodbye to fresh breath.

"Garlic (Allium Sativam) Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. A remedy using garlic was found on a Sumerian clay tablet that dated back to 3000 BCE. Ayurvedic practioners prescribed garlic liberally for the treatment of cancer and leprosy. When the British came to India, leprosy because known as “peelgarlic” because of the frequent sight of lepers peeling and eating garlic cloves. You can grow your own crop of garlic ..." Read review
04.02.2002

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