Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Herbs and How To's

Garlic. I absolutely love garlic. Eating it with every savory dish possible would be the ideal thing to do... (for me) but I HAVE to take into consideration those around me. Can't make them smell my every garlic laden word now can I?.

What is it about this pungent white pip that I love so much? Aside from the fact that it is a natural antibiotic, it has been developed into a supplement thus elimination the 'garlic breath'. However, I still believe in ingesting it fresh, organic and straight from the ground.

Other than that, it is rumored to be able to combat the common cold and the flu. It has been used extensively in herbal medicine (phytotherapy) as well.

Raw garlic is used by some to treat acne and there is also evidence that it can assist in lowering cholesterol levels . It can even be effective as a natural mosquito repellent.

It is sharp on the tongue when consumed raw, therefore cooking it would reduce this effect.
It should be kept in a dry place so that it does not begin to sprout and using it as soon as possible would of course be the best advice I could give you.

I do not use any garlic in any of my recipes ( I doubt there are any dessert recipes to begin with) so I hope this shared information helps. Please feel free to share your comments and ideas on this segment or article. Let me know if you want me to feature herbs, vegetables, spices, anything at all and I'll do the work (research) for you.

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