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Scientists turn to GARLIC to kill deadly bacteria

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posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 01:47 AM
Scientists turn to GARLIC to kill deadly bacteria

COPENHAGEN — A promising research into garlic shows that a potent chemical substance in it neutralises resistant bacteria by paralysing their communication system thus strengthening our immune system.

Ajoene the substance present in garlic specifically prevents the bacteria from secreting the toxin rhamnolipid which destroys white blood cells in the body.

“White blood cells are indispensable because they play a crucial role in the immune defence system not only warding off infection but also killing bacteria,”

When bacteria clump together in what is known as biofilm where they surround themselves with a tough film of organic materials they become resistant to antibiotics.

"Ajoene supports and improves treatment with conventional antibiotics. We have clearly demonstrated the effect of them together on biofilm cultivated in the laboratory and in trials involving mice,” added Jakobsen.

Combination treatment with ajoene and antibiotics kills more than 90 percent of the normally virulent biofilm.

“Garlic contains so little ajoene that you would need to eat around 50 a day to achieve the desired effect.

“If we are to win the race against bacteria, we need to bring new antibiotics into play. Nature is a great starting point for developing medicines two thirds of all new pharmaceuticals are based on natural substances,” said Jakobsen.

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 01:51 AM
I think diving into nature's food to find cures for diseases is the best way to go. Unfortunately we don't get all the information of current treatments that work effectively from natures' food easily as it requires much effort to get the "answers" to health problems. But unfortunately, we still have to eat Big Pharma pills to some extent to survive a bit.

Upon reading this article, I thought to myself what a great piece of knowledge that garlic can help kill some bad bacteria....although I am not inclined on eating 50 cloves of garlic a day, I would try and pound a handful of garlic every two weeks or more depending how I feel about hygiene lol.

Either way, I love my garlic toast!

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 02:01 AM
reply to post by Skywatcher2011

pharmaceutical pills all derive from nature
The pharmaceutical companies try and isolate the "cure" piece from a plant etc taking out all the other stuff in it.

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 02:36 AM
reply to post by Skywatcher2011


I use raw garlic when ever I start to get sick. Yummy on toast with butter!

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 02:58 AM
We have odourless garlic daily in capsule form.

Also it is essential as a flavour in most dishes and delicious.
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posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 03:03 AM
reply to post by Skywatcher2011

I put garlic salt on a lot of things... probably not the same thing, though.

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 03:30 AM
gotta love natural wellness vis-à-vis garlic!

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:34 AM
Garlic is Russian penicillin. Eat a clove a day (organic) and keep the....well, everyone away!

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 07:14 AM
reply to post by Skywatcher2011

SnF thank you for posting this.... Something I have long believed in.... Garlic has always found itself in my cooking... ex-wife always (English) suggest I am over kill with garlic... if recipes state one or three cloves I use a bulb....

Now after surviving almost stage 4 cancer and she is taking a tablet that eliminates all female hormones as they feed cancer her type that is for three years she woke up and said she no longer needed a man and ended a 30 year marriage leaving me stranded in the UK..... Point is a year ago I went into a depression as I did not want the divorce. The Black Dog refused to allow me to cook for myself. I needed to loose weight as I was a type 2 diabetic and my youngest daughter was gonna have a white wedding middle of Nov last. So I started eating oatmeal for breakfast laced with cinnamon and I started taking cinnamon caps 1000 mg morning 500 lunch and 1000mg dinner. I who need an ankle replacement due to exotic life style of a Ranger years gone past and HALO jumper long distance runner etc, I started walking. In 2 weeks I was hurting but put in my mind those sleep rails in Burma and what our POWs looked like when liberated. In their honour I had the strength that this will not kill me. UK had the first summer in three years. As a Californian I suffer from SAD and needed sun. So walking became my day and ended up walking 10K a day. Dinner was a simple salad no salad dressing favouring instead Cole slaw the healthy type that has less fat. 3 - 4 table spoons on top said salad. Every other day I treated myself to a tin of Tuna on top of salad under slaw.... I found a shop that sold inexpensive garlic cloves in brine. I started eating three cloves a day.....

I am one who rarely receives colds... I have always suggested to my irritated wife that its because of the garlic who loved my food if it wasn't so spicy ergo she never ate much of it but snacked on other items which is why she is huge. I was 295lbs on a 6'1" frame too fat but not like her who is 4'12" LOL...

When Nov came for the wedding the tailor who measured me for the father of the bride tails in June heard I was dieting he said good luck as that is a common statement during the initial measurement taking, was blown away I lost 5 chest sizes and 8 waist sizes. Went from fat boy vest to proper vest. This was the kindest pressie I could give the bride as she was employing a fabulous wedding photographer who took over 800 photos. She will have them when I am gone and will forever know I did this for her wedding. My ankle still hurts and doctors want to replace it but not used to having questions I asked how long will it last... 10 years but you 8, I saw another doctor for a second opinion and he said after studying my notes 6 years.... Next question which was a deal breaker... What is the replacement replacement like.... silence.... doctors looking other directions but at me. A complaint that he has never been asked these many questions... I said its important. Of course he said but its not good news.... there is no replacement in fact we will have to fuse you foot to the leg! Well I will wait for the replacement replacement comes out. I am 60 years young its only my body in service for my country whom turned her back on me in the 70's I left, my mind is still set at 30!!!!

Back on topic. I have an English mouth now. Last time in the States I broke a tooth and had to see a dentist. Long story short he invited after asking of course all of his staff (he had 8 dentist working for him) to come in and look in my mouth. How embarrassing.... This gentlemen is an English mouth. If any of my clients end like this the one who has been treating will be fired full stop end of that story. His xray reveals an infection in my back upper teeth. Thanksgiving was hell for me. My daughter was honeymooning in NZ and I who never been alone on Thanksgiving spent my first totally alone. Sad depressed withdrawn I woke up the day after and could not move my jaw. Point is my entire upper jaw infected. I am still not right having lost 5 teeth now. I cannot wait for partial plates but gums still too soft to take the impressions needed. Maybe next week and yes I have private care here not NHS dentist.

Thanksgiving day was last day of garlic taking....

This morning I woke up to the worse head cold with nose dripping and sore throat. This is not a bad cold but for one who does not get colds and cannot remember what decade was my last trial of a cold I don't like it. I hate a dripping nose.

Then it hit me. I am not taking any garlic what so ever. Hmmmmmm

Then OP you posted this article... I had to write...

I am now chewing cloves using my front teeth. Eating without rear teeth is not fun there is no pleasure in eating right now... hope it returns when partials are fitted. Only concern is roof of mouth is part of the eating experience will be covered by the partial plate. Bugger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have lost 75lbs btw and my last type two diabetes tablets taken was day before Thanksgiving with no ill effects so far. On Wed I will be taking the blood test I been tardy in getting. Nurse been calling three times to get me in. I just wanted to clear my body from those Mediformin tablets for a few months before the blood test to see the results.

I was getting comments all the time that I am loosing weight when walking to the point I started wondering if I was doing wrong by my body... I started research and came across a wonderful doctor who is on Youtube. Dr. Neal Barnard. Wonderful information provider. First I saw Kickstart your body. Then I went on to Dr. Neal Barnard: Eating Right for Cancer Survival. Wow impressed I am doing the right things.... He is not selling anything but how to get healthy highly recommended viewing.... I turned my ex wife on to him.... But alas one of the reasons we are not together is I am a thinker and proud of it and she is the opposite. Don't confuse me with the facts is her favourite line LOL.. It saddens me that she is getting bigger.

Moral of this rant? Garlic Cinnamon... They are natures way of curing and preventing disease... Its been a quarter of a year sans garlic and my first cold in decades... What does it cost you to try and change to be more healthy????

Enjoy and Peace

Thanks OP wish I could give more than one Flag but I can star each comment you make!

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 09:05 AM
reply to post by Skywatcher2011

I regularly take Kyolic, which is essentially garlic extract. Two pills every morning. Perhaps unrelated, but I've managed to avoid illness with surprising success, given the conditions and people I have been exposed to.
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posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 09:12 AM
Garlic is great, so is turmeric. Two things everyone needs to have in the cupboards or on the counter. Don't forget onions and clay or activated charcoal. How about coconut oil? I can name a bunch of different ways.

Sulfur and nitrogen compounds are good for immunity, although too much isn't always a good thing. Everything has side effects if over consumed. Making sure we consume adequate amounts of magnesium and molybdenum foods is good, and don't forget the copper. Silver can be provided by silverware, yet many people eat with stainless steel silverware. Too much of any metal can be troublesome. Moderation and diversification is critical. Some chemicals like taurine and NAC can help us stay strong. Why treat illness, it is better to not get sick. Quit eating the crap that they say is GRAS even though it is unnatural. Moderate glutamine and glutamate consumption.

My dad taught me to eat an onion and garlic sandwich with miracle whip when you aren't feeling right. He couldn't explain what not feeling right was though. I eat one every now and then when I'm not feeling right. It helps half the time. I wish I could figure out when it is needed and when it is not, a fifty percent rate could be made into an eighty percent rate if I spent time evaluating it more.
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posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 09:27 AM
Yup I echo the sentiment of "Russian Penicillin".

In emergency cases or if you just don't have a means at a prescription; 5 to 6 avg. sized cloves of fresh garlic can be eaten daily for a week straight as a suitable alternative to over-the-counter antibiotics.

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 11:36 AM
reply to post by Skywatcher2011

Garlic works! ...Besides eating it, put a garlic clove into an infected ear canal overnight - better than antibiotics. Used to make my daughter "medicine soup" for flu and stuff going around at school - garlic, onions, turmeric, peppers with capsicum, oregano, thyme - she never caught the "sick" (and neither did I). That plus tea tree oil and eucalyptus in a defuser. Like magic.


posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 12:36 PM

reply to post by Skywatcher2011

Garlic works! ...Besides eating it, put a garlic clove into an infected ear canal overnight - better than antibiotics. Used to make my daughter "medicine soup" for flu and stuff going around at school - garlic, onions, turmeric, peppers with capsicum, oregano, thyme - she never caught the "sick" (and neither did I). That plus tea tree oil and eucalyptus in a defuser. Like magic.


Tumeric in studies has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 01:16 PM
reply to post by IceHappy

Thank you IceHappy for you heartwarming story. It has been quite a journey for you with many things happening in your life coincidentally. Through life adversity we find out more about ourselves than ever before. Through health, we experiment what works best for our body.

That said, my dad has also been a firm believer in garlic. I never used to listen to him thinking that he was just making this stuff up in order for me to eat that gross spice. Many years later and through broad research and experimenting up until now, I am a believer in garlic. I love garlic and I only look for organic.

Here is a short but ironic story that happened to me at the beginning of February this year. I started again with experimenting with garlic (cold season was coming up) and I went on to bid on a job site. The owner of the home and I chatted about his garden and he noted all the patches of garlic he was growing. He gave me two bulbs and said this is for your health. He rarely got colds and hardly any infections. He said it was something he had eaten since he was a kid. He is in his 80's now and still works in the yard climbing his ladder pruning his apple and plum trees.

I still have these bulbs and will plant them outside as soon as the snow melts away.

I know there are some antibacterial properties to garlic. How I know this is intuitive listening to my body's response every time I eat this wonderful thing. I feel healthier and more vibrant. I can do away with some deo and halitosis now and then, but the magic it works on the body is priceless.

I hope everyone can dive into using this spice. But try and stay away from processed garlic goods.


posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 01:33 PM
Garlic works great for me the vast majority of the time if I catch something. A lot of the old herbalists used garlic in herbal tonics to support the body fighting colds, flu, and far worse. Here is a simple one you can make yourself. The formula is from Dr. Richard Schulze, and he has often advised people to make it themselves.

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor and I don't make any claims about this, but I have used it many times and I personally would not want to be without it if I was ill.

Use equal parts by volume of the following:

White Onion (hottest you can get)
Ginger Root
Horseradish Root
Cayenne or similar hot peppers (hottest you can get: habanero peppers, african bird peppers, etc)

Chop it all up in a blender with enough apple cider vinegar to cover it. (Warning: Your house will smell like garlic after this!) It should create a cottage cheese-like consistency. Ideally, use all organic, fresh ingredients. But in a pinch I've used whatever I could get quickly locally. I've even substituted prepared horseradish in a jar (with no chemicals) when I couldn't find fresh.

Put it in glass jars (canning/mason jars are ideal) or stainless steel containers covered tightly. Let it sit for at least 2 weeks or longer (if possible) in a cool dark place, shaking frequently. It does not need to be refrigerated. Add more apple cider vinegar as necessary to slightly more than cover the mash. You might have to do this more than once if the mash absorbs much of the apple cider vinegar. I usually allow at least an inch on top, some people do half and half.

Strain it through several layers of cheese cloth (or similar) and bottle it up. Amber glass bottles are ideal, but at least store it away from light and excess heat. It keeps for a long time - months, years, some say indefinitely. I've never had it long enough to worry about it, it always gets used if it's available. Some people mix it with olive oil and use it as a salad dressing.

Dosage can range from a couple droppers full several times a day to an ounce a day or more. In general, large doses like 1/2 ounce to an ounce per day work better. Dilute it in a glass of pure water or fruit juice (it can be quite strong tasting). If you have a sore throat, dilute it less (keep it as strong as you can handle) and gargle with it for 15 or 20 seconds before you swallow it. Split doses up into at least 3 or 4 doses per day or more, or dilute a day's worth in a 16-32 ounce cup and sip it slowly all day. For even better results, combine it with 1-2 times as much by volume of a strong tincture of echinacea.

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 01:42 PM
reply to post by Skywatcher2011

I would like to contribute a yummy garlic pesto recipe, since I am such a fan of ingesting raw garlic:

2 whole garlic
1 bunch of cilantro
1 cup cashew
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Delicious with Trsicuits or pita chips.

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 01:52 PM
reply to post by HUMBLEONE

Turmeric is excellent, it also cures an upset stomach, half a teaspoon with some water, always works. Followed with some honey, even better.

posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 02:13 PM
reply to post by Skywatcher2011

Hey, thanks and great info!

Best thing to keep around - Garlic how can one go wrong?
Since we have reached the "end of antibiotics" peeps must
find natural ways to fend off the bugs, and stay strong.

My favorite way to eat garlic when one feels something
"coming on"....

Near hot organic chicken broth;
minced garlic added; some
crushed fresh thyme;
and a dash of cayenne pepper.

Sip slow till cools, and get that
garlic down every last bit.
Three times a day and it
always works like a charm.

If one is really sick of course this
can take days.

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posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by HUMBLEONE

Ha, My mother used to eat raw garlic and a dry piece of bread with water to make it go down every day, going to have to see if we can get some russian garlic though as most of the UK's is mild.
You know vet's still use it as a pet anti biotic but for thousands of years it has been used as both a remedy and food, you will also notice if you have a garlic patch most fly's steer clear of it.

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