Thursday, December 30, 2010
Garlic and Vinegar- Defending Against Illness
Vinegar 50% (Chinkiang Vinegar if available)
Garlic 50%. (The best garlic is the one with a purple skin.)
In this recipe we are going to work with a one litre bottle of vinegar and 5 heads of garlic. However, the recipe can be cut by half or more for smaller portions, as long as the correct ratios are maintained.
Vinegar – You may use organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar from the health food store, or rice vinegar from an Oriental grocery store. The best Chinese vinegar is called Chinkiang Vinegar which got a gold medal in 1985 in France.
1. Peel off the garlic skin and crack the garlic.
2. In a large glass bowl, add the garlic to the vinegar, mix it up, and then pour the concoction into glass jars. Store the mixture in a dark place for at least two weeks (4-6 weeks is best). Then it is ready to use.
If you keep this juice in a cool place in a well sealed jar, usually it is good for 20 years or longer, especially if it contains the famous dark Chinese rice vinegar. You may take out the garlic after soaking it for one month and bring the tonic with you when travelling to primitive places with a lot of contagious disease.
Benefits of Garlic Vinegar Tonic:
For health maintenance: Take one tsp after each meal. You may mix it with salad or put it into food, such as noodles, but do not cook it at a high temperature because this would destroy the garlic’s medicinal properties.
For Obesity (Adiposis) – Take 2 to 4 Tbsp after each meal.
Common cold or cough – Mix 2 Tbsp with warm water and drink on an empty stomach, 3 times daily. Repeat until the cold and cough are gone. Make sure to get enough rest and keep warm.
Fatigue or Stress – Mix 2 Tbsp with warm water and 1 tsp of honey; take 3 times daily.
Heart disease – Mix 2 Tbsp with warm water and drink it on an empty stomach 3 times daily. Also, you can use it externally. Put a towel on the chest area where the pain is and pour the vinegar garlic juice on the top of the towel to make a poultice. Leave it for one hour, once a day. You may combine with gentle massage by kneading the chest. If there is any skin irritation, put some olive oil on the skin.
External injury, swelling caused by sprain, arthritis with fever and pain –You can use it for external application same as above.
Hemorrhoids – Take a half cup of the juice after each meal until the hemorrhoid improves. Then cut down to the maintenance dosage of 1 tsp after each meal.
Viral Hepatitis – Use the same way as for Hemorrhoids. In case of fatigue syndrome, you may add 1 tsp of honey until symptoms improve. Get plenty of rest during the recovering period.
Pulmonary Tuberculosis – Use the same way as for Hemorrhoids. Add intake of fresh crushed garlic, 3 to 5 cloves after each meal. Chew it and swallow with warm water.
Tumour – Same as Hemorrhoid.
Intestinal parasites – Same as Pulmonary Tuberculosis, until the condition clears.
Bacillary Dysentery – Same as Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
When using clear vinegar, it is normal for the garlic to turn green or a blue-green.