Please, are spices like Onion and Garlic really antibiotics

Israel
October 12, 2006 7:10am CST
I would like to know if Onion, Garlic etc are antibiotics.
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@terriann (4458)
• United States
12 Oct 06
yes, they are.
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• India
17 Dec 06
The Egyptians were also well known for other healing techniques. They practiced various methods of spiritual healing, color healing, massage and surgery as well as the extensive use of therapeutic herbs and foods. Fresh Garlic cloves can be peeled and mashed and macerated in a equal parts vinegar and water. This can be used to gargle, rinse the mouth, or take internally to treat sore throats and toothache.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
Well onions and garlic are very popular ingredients in cooking, but they also have healing powers. Onions and garlic are effective decongestant,expectorant for cough and colds, relieves sore throats and sinusitis. They helps lower blood pressure. When used externally they can be used for insect bites,burns and boils. http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/onion-and-garlic-herbal-profile/
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
7 Jun 11
Hi. Adeiza. Welcome to myLot! If they are, I don't know anything about this. I know that they are proven to be essential for the health of the body though.
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• United States
12 Oct 06
they are not much antibiotic. But they help body get vitamins
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@allknowing (68731)
• India
8 Jun 11
None of these work in isolation in the sense one cannot rely on just onions or garlic to serve as antibiotics. They do have curative properties just as other condiments that we use in our food. To each its own.
@allknowing (68731)
• India
8 Jun 11
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@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
3 Jul 11
i don't know about onion but i've read about garlic and yes it is a natural anti-biotics
@umadper (947)
• India
3 Jul 11
hi,yes,they are using as antibiotics since age old...they are proved clinically and got approved by world health organization.Without knowing all the chemical composition also people used to use these as antibiotics in olden days itself.That is the greatness of our olden people. All the best and have a nice time.
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
16 Jun 11
hi,yes,its true and proven.Eventhough when people don't know about these chemical copositions etc..people were used to use these items as antibiotics.
@prasad1961 (5603)
• India
17 Dec 06
Garlic was an important healing agent to the ancient Egyptians just as it still is to the modern Egyptian Copts and in all Mediterranean countries. At a later time, Pliny, the Roman, devotes a lengthy section of praise to the use of garlic. Raw garlic was routinely given to asthmatics and for those suffering with other bronchial-pulmonary complaints. Onions appear to be at least somewhat effective against colds, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other diseases and contain anti-inflammatory, anticholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant components such as quercetin.
• India
25 Nov 06
Ya both are antibiotics. Onion keeps our stomach cool in summers and prevent us from heatstrokes. Garlic is also beneficial , 1 slice a day empty stomach in d morning keeps many diseases away.
@infohome (1222)
• India
25 Nov 06
Yes
@dhirajtvm (424)
• India
12 Oct 06
They are good for health.. not antibiotics as such!
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
Garlic is an anti-oxidant and helps build up the body's immune system against certain diseases. I am not sure just what onion does but it too is supposed to be good for you. :)
@DiMitRy (67)
• South Africa
12 Oct 06
I'm not to sure what properties onions have, but garlic is one of the strongest natural anti-oxidant you can get. It helps build you immune system to prevent you from getting sick.