I love raw garlic. I’m so in love with it that I could actually eat it the same way I eat a raw apple. But since garlic can be a bit potent and doesn’t have the same delicious smell when it’s coming out of a person’s pores a couple hours later, I try not to eat the garlic in my home as if it were an apple. I do like having friends, and friends do not like stinky garlic Chatel.
Although I consider myself the furthest thing from a hippy, there are still some parts of me that like to choose natural ways to heal instead of pills. I figure I’m hopped up on anti-depressants, so I might as well give myself a break in other ways. I long ago started using raw garlic as a means to cure that one yeast infection I get every year at the end of the summer, and when I feel a cold coming on, I mix garlic in pretty much everything I consume. In these events, I’m either faced with something awful tasting or a new glorious recipe! But either way, I’m getting garlic in my body and I swear it makes everything so much better.
My cheering on of raw garlic aside, garlic is actually and legitimately awesome for a number of other things, too. If something can cure a zit faster than the speed of light, isn’t it worth having in your medicine cabinet as well as your pantry?