Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Benefits of eating raw garlic?
From: (Paul Iannone)
Date: 04 Oct 1995 06:46:11 GMT

: I'd love to eat raw garlic -- and do when I have a cold, flu -- but it upsets my stomach. Any suggestions on how to make it more stomach-friendly?

Too Hot. Try another herb.

From: (Paul Iannone)

: I was reading a lengthy article and some other chapters in a book about all the benfits of garlic. The article said many people ate raw garlic. I like garlic, so I thought I would give it a try. I fixed a bowl of broth type soup (some noodle I think) and put three or four large split garlic cloves in the bowl and microwaved. For three or four days afterwards, I had the worst case of heartburn I ever had in my life. I couldn't take anything to relieve it and I nearly went to the doctor.

Garlic is a Hot herb. If you had this reaction, you probably have a Hot Stomach. Are you skipping or delaying meals? Have strong sweet cravings? Feel tired a lot? Drink coffee?

I wholeheartedly agree--garlic is not for everyone. Putting it in capsules makes no difference, other than that dry garlic is somewhat less Hot.

From: John Egan <>

Put your whole garlic pod in a pan, drizzle with olive oil, and cook at 325 degrees, 45 minutes or until soft. peel the cloves out and eat as is or mashed on bread.