Garlic - most unusual use
• Cambridge, England
3 Dec 08
There are many unusual uses for garlic. It is, for example, an antiseptic, a flea and mosquito repellent and can be used as a bug spray in the garden. It apparently also makes certain fish swarm round your bait and it has long been reputed to be an aphrodisiac! The weirdest use, though, is as glue: "If you don’t have a bottle of adhesive or glue in your house, don’t fret. As long as you have a bunch of garlic cloves in the fridge, then you can make instant glue. Take the cloves out and crush them. Garlic glue can be made by rubbing garlic juices on paper or glass. Adhesives made of garlic have been used to repair glass in China." You can read the 10 most unusual uses for garlic here: http://lifehackery.com/2008/07/21/home-3/
5 Dec 08
Why muck around? There is a dish called 100 clove chicken. [b][i]For each 3 to 4 pound roasting chicken, stuff the cavity with two sprigs of fresh rosemary, a couple of chunks of french bread, and as many cloves of garlic as the cavity will contain. Rub the chicken with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper. Rub the interior of the roasting pan with olive oil as well. Place the chicken and the remaining cloves of garlic along with a cup of water in a roasting pan with lid, and pop it in a 350 degree (covered) for two hours to two and a half hours (depending on the weight of the chicken(s)). When done, the chicken meat will fall off the the bones. Lift the garlic cloves from around the chicken out of the stock with a slotted spoon and serve as a garnish. The stock may be served as gravy, or used later in a soup. Serve with broccoli, green beans, or zuccini, and your favorite carb (potatoes, pasta, rice). Toasted bagette slices are a great addition.[/i][/b] Now that will handle the odd cold or two. Lash
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6 Dec 08
I found out from the websites about some benefits of garlic. Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating at least as far back as the time that the Egyptian pyramids were built. Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart disease including atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cancer.Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood sugar levels. Regular and prolonged use of therapeutic amounts of aged garlic extracts lower blood homocysteine levels, and has shown to prevent some complications of diabetes mellitus. n 2007, the BBC reported that Allium sativum may have beneficial properties, such as preventing and fighting the common cold.Garlic supplementation in rats along with a high protein diet has been shown to boost testosterone levels. I love garlic. But to ensure its whole benefits, you have to mince it and consume it quickly.
5 Dec 08
Garlic is a well known medicine for colds and flu. Garlic tea is hard to drink but very effective. I tried to drink the crushed clove of garlic in milk as they said but it made me feel sick. I mixed it instead into a drink of vegemite and added milk to it like you do with coffee or tea. You could also use bonox I think. The drink is strong enough to mask the garlic taste. Drunk this way it is useful for sore glands, colds and flu and as an expectorant.
• United States
4 Dec 08
Garlic is like vinegar there are quite a few different ways to use it. I cook with garlic alot and maybe that is why we don't get sick often. I also sprinkle garlic powder on our dogs food during the summer months and it keeps the fleas and ticks away. My hubby mixes a solution of garlic and water and sprays our yards with it as a preventive measure. We have lots of livestock roaming the property but have never had problems with fleas since we started this. We don't use it on our cats food as we heard it can make them sick but they roam the property too and we never see fleas on them either so guess it works for all. I grow garlic also in our garden so I always have some on hand. Keep sharing, I love to hear how others use this.