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10/29/2018 / By Zoey Sky
During the time of the pioneers, most natural cures were made from local herbs and plants. They often used garlic (Allium sativum) to make herbal remedies, and this article will discuss a potent antibiotic garlic tincture that even modern preppers can use to treat various ailments like a cold or skin infections. (h/t to PreppersWill.com.)
Garlic is a popular superfood for a reason. It has powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. The Chinese first discovered that garlic is also an immune stimulant and an effective antioxidant.
This antibiotic garlic tincture is a potent infusion of garlic in distilled water, grain alcohol, or vinegar. Garlic has many health benefits thanks to allicin, but the antibacterial agent is only active for a short period after garlic is crushed and before it is heated.
The chemical compound allicin is derived from the amino acid cysteine. Allicin is odorless but it also contains sulfur. (Related: Yummy superfoods that even beginner gardeners can plant today.)
To retain the allicin content of garlic while making this tincture, the bulbs are macerated or steeped in one of the liquids listed above to preserve the potent chemicals. The recipe below is similar to the one used by pioneers, although it incorporates some modern ingredients like distilled water.
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Keep in mind that sunlight will affect the quality of the tincture. If the liquid turns gray or green, dispose of the tincture properly. You can also make the antibiotic tincture using dried garlic by following a 5:1 liquid-to-garlic ratio.
The pioneers administered the garlic tincture orally to cure health problems such as flu and colds, high blood pressure, kidney and bladder problems, respiratory ailments, strep throat, viruses, and worms. You can use this garlic tincture externally to treat ulcers, viral skin infections, or wounds. For adults, the recommended dosage is four to five drops of tincture once a day.
Before using the tincture, consider the contraindications and side effects listed below:
Consult your healthcare provider before you use the tincture.
This antibiotic garlic tincture offers many health benefits, but if you’re worried about having garlic breath, below are some tip that can help prevent this side effect.
To remove the pungent smell of the antibiotic garlic tincture on your hands after making it, try the following suggestions:
Use this antibiotic garlic tincture if you want a healthy and natural alternative to over-the-counter drugs.
You can read more articles about effective natural remedies like this garlic tincture at NaturalCures.news.
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