*Warning* This post is gonna stink.
*I am not a doctor, nor am I any other type of health professional. These statements are not approved by the FDA I do not claim to cure anything or any other of that good stuff. I just do what works for my body. Everyone is different. This is just clearly my own opinion. So consult your physician before forming your own opinion.*
Sorry, I have to put that there, if I mention anything 'natural' just to be safe.
Okay, so yeah. This cold I have will.not.go.away. I thought it was almost gone, then BOOM, the congestion, came back. I very rarely take over counter stuff, for many reasons, but one is that they always make me feel so off. They don't seem to work for me anyway, so I am always on the look out for natural remedies to common ailments. With this NEVER ENDING cold, I decided to take things to the extreme.
Extreme being 4 cloves of garlic.
I'm warning you right now, steer clear of loved ones when you drink this, if you happen to be brave enough. Not many are. My husband thought I was nuts drinking something with 4 cloves of garlic, and kissed me one last time before I drank this foul potion and wished me luck. Well, foul is what I thought it would taste like but surprisingly it tasted pretty good! It tasted like this Asian chicken I make…minus the chicken of course. I could barely taste the garlic. I don't know if it will cure it, but it definitely did clear my sinuses. I may stink of garlic and ginger but I can breath! Hmm, I may have to make another cup later on.
If you're brave enough to chug this stuff, here's how you make it.
4 gloves of garlic, minced
2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
2 cups of boiling water.
Place garlic and ginger in a mug, pour boiling water over it, cover and let steep for 15-20 minutes. You can strain it if you like, but after 20 minutes it ends up settling to the bottom. Enjoy..well, enjoy may be pushing it *smile*
So now, the only question is….Are you brave enough?