Garlic is wonderful!

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Garlic is wonderful!

Post: #205432 southeast-isher
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:30 pm

Okay now i've got your attention is anyone out there taking garlic supplements? I have been taking them recently and then tonight i've just noted there is a talk on locally about the wonders of garlic as a natural pesticide. The talk is by a guy called Peter Josling who runs the Garlic Information Centre.

It seems that allicin is the magic bit with garlic but in the supplements i've been taking it is not stabilized so its efficacy is mooted. But stabilized allicin is available and from all accounts it sounds like a very good thing to take - so what's the deal, anyone out there a garlic fan, taking stabilized allicin, or garlic supplements? Thanks all.

I found Peter Josling featured in this video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv3m9Zg9ihc

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Post: #205496 pumpy
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:25 pm

I love garlic !! Don't know too much about it, but i do know that if you bury some cloves among the roots of rose-trees, this will discourage aphids from settling on the plant.
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Post: #205499 Silver Ether
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:06 pm

It tastes good... gets rid of things, germs and folks you dont care about ... and I want to know whats wrong with garlic breath.. it far better than smokers breath and halitosis :wink:
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Post: #205510 Millymollymandy
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:04 am

oooh I dunno about that SE - you should try going past someone in a French supermarket who reeks of garlic, you can smell them at 10 paces! :pukeright: :pukeright: :pukeright: Of course for best effect you need a garlic eating, smoking, bad breathed person with BO. :lol:
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Post: #205534 battybird
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:29 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:oooh I dunno about that SE - you should try going past someone in a French supermarket who reeks of garlic, you can smell them at 10 paces! :pukeright: :pukeright: :pukeright: Of course for best effect you need a garlic eating, smoking, bad breathed person with BO. :lol:

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The only thing you should be careful about is that garlic acts as a natural blood thinner, so if you take anti-coagulants or high dose aspirin, it may affect your clotting. I was told by a pharmacist that, if taken in high quantities it can affect efficacy of the contracecptive pill :shock: but not sure what constitutes a high dose :dontknow: But if large amounts eaten I suppose it could act as a contraceptive anyway!!! :silent: It has been shown to boost the immune system especially good if eaten with as little cooking as possible...back to garlic breath :lol:
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