For centuries garlic has been used for homeopathic treatments of a variety of ailments. It’s particularly useful as a home remedy for laryngitis as it’s well known for it’s anti inflammatory properties. You can also find similar agents active in onions.
The following 3 properties are found in garlic:
- and antibacterial properties
The mixture of these components are organic compounds which contain sulphur. It’s these agents that prevent inflammatory enzymes from activating.
One simple way to use garlic to treat laryngitis is to brew a cup of tea. To make it just chop up your garlic into small chunks. Boil some water and add that to the chopped garlic you have.
Just by drinking a cup of garlic tea, you can soothe your throat almost instantly.
This also helps you to recover faster from respiratory infections, such as the common cold, which is a factor that can cause a sore throat and perhaps leading to your larynx becoming inflamed, causing you discomfort.
If you’re one of those unfortunate people to suffer from recurring laryngitis, then you may want to use garlic on a regular basis. There’s a lot of meals and drinks you can make with garlic, so you don’t need to be drinking garlic tea all the time. As long as you consume the vegetable regularly, you can build up your immune system so that you aren’t affected by laryngitis as much.
Here’s a list of things you can do with garlic so that you aren’t drinking garlic tea constantly.
- Make a sauce and add it to your steak
- Croutons for a salad
- A garlic spread for quick sandwiches
- Garlic Bread
- Add it to pizza
- Garlic mashed potatoes
- Garlic asparagus
- A dip for your Doritos
- Add it to fried rice
- Garlic flavored ice cream
- Make juices or smoothies with a touch of garlic through it
- Mix up some homemade mayonnaise with garlic seasoning for added flavor
The great thing with garlic, is just like it’s sister vegetable, the onion, it can be enjoyed with almost anything. With a bit of imagination, there’s virtually no limit to the foods that you can whisk up at home, using garlic as a supplemental ingredient that will add tons of health benefits to your diet.
Benefits to your health from garlic, outside of using it as a home remedy for laryngitis
Besides using garlic for treating laryngitis, there’s a rake of other benefits to your health from having garlic in your diet.
Some of these are:
- Blood pressure management
- As a natural antibiotic
- Combat the cold and flu
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Improve cardiovascular health
As with anything else though, it’s possible to overdo it with garlic and damage your health instead of benefit from using it. It needs to be used wisely and with a common sense approach. You can’t go filling your diet with it as it contains a really high amount of sulphur found in it.
Sulphur is a strong property in food and too much can damage your digestive tract. You will also need to avoid eating garlic before any surgery as it is also known to contain anti coagulant properties.