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What are the health benefits for garlic for a cold?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Can speed recovery

Garlic has a long history of folk use for treating colds.
While I have not seen good research on this it is safe to try and many people have found it useful. When garlic is freshly crushed you get allicin which has proven antiviral activity; see http://homeremediesforlife.com/garlic-for-cold/ A better proven remedy for colds is pellargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka; see http://tinyurl.com/ztoepsy

In brief: Can speed recovery

Garlic has a long history of folk use for treating colds.
While I have not seen good research on this it is safe to try and many people have found it useful. When garlic is freshly crushed you get allicin which has proven antiviral activity; see http://homeremediesforlife.com/garlic-for-cold/ A better proven remedy for colds is pellargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka; see http://tinyurl.com/ztoepsy
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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