|I took this picture in my kitchen earlier today.|
I'm no expert but I've read and experienced that raw garlic really does act as a potent antibiotic.
Earlier this afternoon, I cut up a clove of garlic into tiny pieces and scooped it up with a spoon. Yes, I placed the spoon in my mouth and chased it down with a glass of milk. Believe it or not, this is an awesome home remedy for the common cold.
I usually warn everyone in the household when I'm about to take the garlic. If you decide to try this home remedy, be sure to get a kiss from your spouse first. They'll be keeping their distance afterward. You can always chew fresh parsley to help minimize the odor but it won't get rid of it completely.
Some people suggest that you rub some olive oil on the garlic to help protect your stomach. The glass of milk works just fine for me. Others down it with water or juice. I've used water, juice, and soda. I prefer milk.
In my experience the fresher the garlic, the more potent it seems to be. Again, I'm no expert and you should always consult your doctor. For me, it doesn't appear to work the same way when it's cooked or when I buy it already chopped. Although, I do use chopped, powdered, and cooked garlic on meals, I still need my raw garlic as soon as I feel the symptoms of a cold.
Do you have any suggestions on how to serve raw garlic? I'd love to hear them!