Garlic for Flu? Does It Work?
Does using garlic for flu really prevent you for catching it?
flu and common cold are two of the most common viral infections that
people worldwide. Indeed, most people will get either the flu or cold at least once during
year, usually around the winter season.
difficulty in finding a permanent cure is that the virus DNA (genetic
information) changes constantly. This renders existing vaccines and our
to recognize and fight off the virus.
Health Benefits of Garlic
But what about using garlic for flu prevention? Here's the good news. There
is scientific evidence that taking garlic can help to prevent and treat flu symptoms.
supplements seem to reduce the chance of catching the cold by about 50%. Experts believe that garlic works by boosting the
immune system. This will better allow our own immunes system to fight off
all types of viral
seems to have anti-bacterial properties in addition to being able to
the immune system. Indeed, the active ingredient allicin found in
even able to kill the MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus
found in hospitals. MRSA is a very serious bacterial infection that is
resistant to many of today's most potent antibiotics.
generally agree that garlic works best in preventing the common cold or
flu, although it can be taken to reduce the duration and severity of the flu
cold symptoms. There is some evidence that taking a large dose of
when you caught the flu can cut down your recovery time.
How to use garlic for flu
can be taken regularly to provide a boost the immune system.
Or you can use garlic as soon as you suspect
that you might be coming down with the flu. Take up to 400 mg three
suggest taking up to two whole clove of garlic daily. This is usually
support the immune system to protect you against catching the flu bug.
experts advocate using high doses of garlic just before you have signs
of getting the
flu. It is believe that this large dose might be enough to prevent you
developing the flu symptoms.
herbs are as good as
garlic for flu prevention and treatment?
are quite a few herbs and supplements that can be very helpful for flu
prevention and treatment. Our article Natural Remedies for Flu
extensive details and recommended doses to use.
is a must read for anyone looking for a complete guide to natural cures
for the flu.
Natural Remedies for Flu - The
Review - Natural Remedies for
Boosting the Immune System
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