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Any opinions on the "allicin" in garlic working as an alternative to antibiotics? Products like allimax, etc.
Chance: If you had a severe infection, would you want something that had been studied to make sure it treats the infection, or something with vague claims and no solid scientific data in humans? ...Read more
Yes: Garlic acts as a natural antibiotic and what causes it to bring about these great benefits is as follows. When a garlic bulb is crushed, it produces allicin. Allicin is a natural antibiotic and anti-fungal. This is the substance that fights against sickness, infections, and fungus. ...Read more
Is 3000 mg of garlic too much? I am cleansing my liver but i want to make sure it will have no side effects.
It depends: This depends on the form you're using. The world health organization recommends 2-5g of fresh garlic, 0.4-1.2g of dried powder, 2-5mg of oil, 300-1, 000mg of extract, or other formulations corresponding to 2-5mg of allicin (a constituent for which garlic is standardized). So if you mean fresh garlic, you're within these limits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible!: If you ask most allopathic physicians, the answers will be no. I am an allopath too, but, being a japanese and possibly biased, i must say garlic in general with its compound called allicin does have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Garlic in my opinion is underrated. It can possibly help with symptoms of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sweat: It's the volatile sulfurous substances, including one called allicin, in garlic and onions that cause their odor to linger on for hours after we eat them. Mint and tumeric also contain volatile compounds that our bodies release through our sweat. These compounds are absorbed into our blood and our lungs after digestion, giving us not only bad body odor but bad breath as well. ...Read more
Phone call: Dentist: There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers