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Using Garlic as a Home Remedy

Posted by Angela Diaz on January 6, 2014 at 9:25 PM

     I'm going to put a little of my personal business out there for the sake of the betterment of human kind.  As a little history lesson, natural home remedies have been used for centuries before pharmacies came into play.  Back during homesteading days and the days of homemakers, home remedies has been the first line of defense before households became a two-income endeavor.  Cookbooks used to have a section devoted to home remedies until pharmacies came into play.  With both parents out of the home working full-time jobs, common knowledge of home remedies fell to the wayside as it was outsourced to pharmacies and doctors.  Home gardens used to provide many of the herbs and plants needed to make all kinds of tinctures, balms, salves, and healing teas.  "Medicine Cabinets" consisted of dried herbs, jars, bottles, droppers and things you found in the kitchen.  The more I research home remedies, the more I realize not only how much cheaper they are than items you would purchase in a pharmacy, but also how easy they are to make and how much better they work!

     Anyways, all this is to say that I tried a new home remedy this past week and, as promised, I am sharing my newfound knowledge with you folks.  This past weekend I felt the symptoms of a...of a.....ugh... a yeast infection okay?! I was getting a freaking yeast infection. There I said it. Sheesh (blushing).  What I do for you folks I swear.  Anyways, I was not in the mood to step out in freezing January temperatures during an ice storm to head to the grocery store or pharmacy to drop 15 bucks for a box of Monistat. Researching the internet for home remedies gave me a number of different options I could try. One of them being garlic (and the only one in which I had the ingredients in my kitchen).  Remember, I was not trying to go out of the house. Freezing, sleet, brrrrr.  So what I found out was that apparently, you can carefully peel a clove of  garlic and, uh, well, uh, Put it up there okay?! You shove it up "there" before you go to bed at night.  Apparently garlic kills yeast which is why when making garlic flavored bread, you cannot add the garlic until the bread rises. If you add the garlic before the bread rises, the garlic kills the yeast and it won't rise. 

     Now, just like some of you may be reading this might think, I also thought "no freaking way am I gonna do that nonsense!"  I'm gonna get some other kind of infection doing that!  Hell, I'd much rather be out sitting my hot burning lady parts in a pile of snow for some soothing relief! At this point, a day went by and my infection was becoming more and more uncomfortable and I hit the web hard reading at least 150 reviews from folks who have tried this and their results.  I made sure all the reviews came from different sites and that this remedy has been used for a historically long time.  Okay, I thought, this seems to be legit so I went for it.  I peeled one of my garlic cloves (still had some left from my CSA shares!) and before I went to bed I inserted it and slept all night with it in place.  In the morning I, uuuh...ummmm, 'pushed' it out while sitting on the toilet. 

     The result? The yeast infection is gone! I wouldn't lie to you and I wouldn't post something this personal and embarrassing unless I thought this might help someone else. Now, the remedy recommends doing this for two or three nights to make sure the infection is completely gone. I can't say I'll ever look at garlic the same way again, LOL.  I'm ecstatic about the results and could kick myself in the bum for not knowing this sooner.  I could have saved myself loads of Mulah. 

   Signed Yours Truly,

   Garlic Lady Parts





Categories: Sustainability/Money/Frugal Living, Old-Fashioned Ways

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