All posts tagged: garlic anti-inflammatory

Miracle Pantry Item

I was fighting a cold for about 2 weeks so I popped into one of those “famous juicerys” that are sprouting up on every street corner and ordered myself a Garlic Elixir (AKA cure for the common cold). Have you heard about these elixirs? Picture the chic counterperson juicing 3 lemons, a handful of ginger and several cloves of raw garlic then pouring everything into a fancy shot glass. I desperately shelled out the $8 (ouch) and received my shooter. Words fail to explain the explosion of acidic, pungent, and overtly spicy flavor that overpowered my tastebuds. I may have even lost consciousness for a minute. It was intense, crazy, and surprisingly interesting all at the same time – like riding a roller coaster. It’s abundantly clear why the Romans thought feeding their soldiers garlic made them more courageous. As for my unrelenting cold, it ran for the hills, actually into the next galaxy. This got me thinking about this misrepresented and oddly nick-named (stinking rose) ingredient. Garlic seems to scare a lot of people (not to mention those …