Avoid These Mistakes When Using Garlic Medicinally

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Common Questions about Garlic


1. Should I consume it on an empty stomach?

If you can consume garlic on an empty stomach then do so, but for many people, this tends to cause irritation and might even cause gastrointestinal upset, including gas and damage to your gut flora. You might want to start slowly and allow your body to become accustomed to it over time. If you find that your stomach is upset when you consume garlic before eating, then go ahead and eat it after you have breakfast.


2.  Is garlic a natural aphrodisiac?

Garlic does improve blood circulation in the body, so it’s feasible that consuming garlic could increase blood flow to the genitals, but there are no known studies on this matter. Couldn’t hurt though, now could it? Find out proven natural aphrodisiacs.


3. What do I do about my breath afterwards?

If you find that brushing your teeth and using mouthwash is not enough to remove that garlic smell, try chewing on some fresh parsley afterwards. Many people find that it removes all traces of the smell within minutes.


4. Does garlic have any side effects?

Other than some not so kissable breath, garlic has no known side effects.

Garlic has been used medicinally for more than 3,000 years. Isn’t it time you started reaping all the benefits this tasty herb has to offer?

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