We eat food to get energy, satisfy our taste buds and to keep us healthy. However, both modern and ancient science has strived to find something more in the things we eat. That something more was found in form of medicinal properties, which helped keep many problems at bay and even cure some.
Such two things are garlic and milk. Both are easily accessible and free from the perils of any side effects. Both are full of many positive medicinal properties individually, but when you mix both of them in form of a drink, their combined properties give you benefits that no artificial medicine can ever give.
Check out how garlic and milk both individually and in combination can help you get fit.
Medicinal properties of Garlic
Garlic is an herb that is grown all over the world and is related to the family of leeks, onion, and chives. It has been used in food for the last 5,000 years. It is considered to be a native of Siberia but is used all over the world. Garlic produces a chemical called allicin which makes garlic smell. Garlic gets its medicinal and healing properties from his chemical only.
Medicinal properties of Milk
Milk, or in this case cow’s or buffalo’s milk is often consumed by humans. It is essentially a white liquid that is secreted by the mammary glands of most mammals including humans. Milk is rich in calcium and makes bones healthy and strong and often it is used on a combination of many different things to derive maximum health benefits from it.
How to make garlic milk?
Garlic milk is a substitute treatment to battle against a number of diseases and other infuriating problems that stops an individual from living a healthy life. Though not much tasty to drink at the first, the health benefits of garlic milk outweighs its taste.
The recipe to make garlic milk is as follows:
- 500 ml of milk (cow milk is supposed to be the best, although no restrictions as such)
- Ten peeled and chopped cloves of garlic
- 2 or 3 teaspoons of sugar
- 250 ml of water
Add water and milk in a pot and put to boil. Add some garlic cloves to the water and bring it to boil. Simmer and keep stirring until the mixture evaporates to at least half of its original amount. Strain and mix the sugar in the liquid mixture.
Drink the beverage hot for maximum effect. This garlic mixture helps in containing and curing many ailments and we have listed 12 such ailments below.
Asthma is a medical condition in which the airways of an individual and produces more than necessary mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some people asthma can be a minor part of their lives; but sometimes, for people, it keeps them from leading normal lives.
In order to keep asthma at bay and get rid of it, boil 3-4 cloves of garlic in milk and take it before going to bed every night. Keep doing this until asthma gets better and finally stops.
Tuberculosis of lungs
Tuberculosis of lungs is also known as pulmonary tuberculosis and is caused by bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a contagious, airborne infection that destroys body tissue. It can be cured by antibiotic medicines and prevention. TB remains one of the top 10 reasons of death all over the world according to WHO (World Health Organization).
Garlic is sort of a wonder drug with respect to lungs as it contains Sulphuric acid, which kills the bacteria which causes TB in the lungs. Make garlic milk from the above recipe and have it thrice a day until the condition gets better.
Pneumonia is a serious infection of the lungs and if not treated properly, can be fatal. In pneumonia, the lungs become swollen, and the tiny air sacs, or alveoli, within the lungs fill up with fluid. The disease may occur in any person, but it is extremely dangerous for older adults and infants.
Garlic milk combination made freshly and when taken thrice a day, treats pneumonia well.
Cholesterol is produced by the human body itself and plays an important role in the digestion of food, producing hormones and helps in the production of Vitamin D. There are two types of cholesterol; LDL (low-density lipoproteins, bad cholesterol) and HDL (high-density lipoproteins, good cholesterol). However, when the quantity of LDL cholesterol increases; so does the chances of having a heart attack.
Ingesting the mixture of milk and garlic decreases the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol and also prevents the formation of clots in the circulatory system.
Jaundice is yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and the whites of the eyes caused by increased amounts of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is the residue of the natural breakdown of red blood cells. The liver breaks down the bilirubin in form of bile. However, when the liver cannot do this process properly, jaundice occurs as result.
Jaundice can be easily treated by ingesting the mixture of garlic and milk 2-3 times a day for four-five days without fail. Garlic helps treat the liver process bilirubin properly.
Impotence in men is the inability to maintain an erection or get an erection and is a form of erectile dysfunction. It can be caused by emotional, physical disorders and due to age. In women, the reason for impotence may be hormonal imbalance, painful intercourse, age, and antidepressants.
Garlic is known to enhance circulatory growth in the body and this comes in handy when one is suffering from impotence. This can be done easily by consuming garlic milk at regular intervals and may cure impotence in both men and women.
Bad eating habits and dietary schedules lead to major digestive problems. Most people suffer in silence or pop in some pills that aid in digestion to keep the major problem at bay. Possible problems like Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, gallstones in the gallbladder, celiac disease, and other disorders may occur.
In order to treat such types of disorders, poor man’s insulin or garlic is used. South East Asia regularly uses garlic in their food preparations in order to make the digestion of food easy. Garlic being an antiseptic, boosts immunity and has a very positive effect on lymph and makes removal of waste from the body. Consuming garlic milk in case of a bad tummy will help you get rid of such problems in a natural way.
Parasites in intestines
Parasites or worms are a common occurrences in intestines and they mainly enter into our body along with the food that we eat without preparing it properly. Some common types of intestinal worms are tapeworms, flukes, ascariasis, pinworm, and hookworm.
In order to remove such types of parasites, the antiseptic effect of the garlic milk works like a charm. Have it first thing in the morning and refrain from eating or drinking anything for an hour, and it terminates all the parasites in your intestines. Continue to have it for 3-4 days to see the results.
Arthritis is a disorder that affects the joints of the body causing pain and stiffness. As the condition worsens, symptoms like redness, warmth, swelling, and decline in the motion of the joint increase. The onset of the arthritis is usually gradual, but it can also occur all of a sudden.
Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties and milk has calcium in it which strengthens the bones. Consuming garlic milk helps bones become stronger and joints get the required help from the garlic, as it reduces the inflammation and treats the swelling. The motion of the joint also becomes more smooth and pain decreases.
Sciatica is a medical condition that originates from the largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve. It begins from nerve roots in the spinal cord in the low back and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the lower limb.
The pain from the irritation of this nerve can be of varying degrees, but when it happens, it causes a lot of discomforts. Sciatic pain is usually felt from the low back to at the rear the thigh and scorching down below the knee.
As explained before, garlic has the wonderful property of being an anti-inflammatory and reduces the irritation of the nerve to give relief to the pain. Therefore have garlic milk regularly for 2-3 weeks in order to get relief from the pain.
Garlic contains a chemical known as allicin which has been known to counter the venom of a spider or a poisonous snake. People from Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal uses many herbal plants including garlic as a home remedy for snake bite. However, it is essential to crush the garlic before applying to the snake bite site, in order to remove the venom.
Another way to use garlic as an alternative medicine to snake bite is to crush its bulb together with the roots of Indian sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus) and apply at the site of snake bite.
Insomnia is a disorder in which a person cannot fall asleep or stay asleep for a lengthy period of time. This causes the patient to experience fatigue, low levels of energy, fewer concentration levels, disturbances in moods and low output of performance.
Ingesting Garlic milk alleviates insomnia and helps the patients sleep soundly.
(Disclaimer: This is a method of alternate treatment, do consult your medical practitioner before using the above method, for allergies and other things. The author takes no responsibility for any side effects or problems arising from this treatment)