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Discussion in 'Fungal Infection (Yeast, Candida)' started by cman89, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. cman89

    cman89 Senior Member

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    I am a big fan of natural remedies to health problems before pharm is used. Not opposed to meds, just dont like over doing them. I was wondering about the supposed anti-bacterial and anti fungal properties of garlic. You hear in various news sources about how Garlic is nature's medicine, etc... Would the antibacterial/fungal properties of Garlic, taken raw orally. (eaten lol) be comparable to any sort of Pharamaceutical approach? Or is it just too weak to compare? as an aside, I have seen the power of garlic to kill bacteria via some lab experiments in college, so I am not totally convinced either way on this.
     
  2. justy

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    From my won anecdotal experience I would say yes garlic can be powerful (capsules especially, rather than eating the cloves as they are more super concentrated).

    I tired taking them many times in the past for fungal infections, but found that after a day or two they caused me to feel more ill and caused palpitations and a nasty sick feeling. This happened every time I tried them.

    At the time I did not know that I had two (possibly three) bacterial infections alongside the candida - Bartonella, Chlamydia Pneumonaie and possible Lyme. Now it makes sense to me that I couldn't tolerate the Garlic - it may have been causing a herx effect.
     
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    I tend to do periodic garlic sessions to hopefully clear up junk in the system. Never seems to cause problems, more a preventative thing. thats why I was askin. thanks
     
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    I tried a little raw garlic with supper for a week, It caused me to wake up in the middle of the night with abdominal pain. I didn't notice any improvements.
     
  5. SickOfSickness

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    I read that you must take garlic 3 times a day, so it's in your system all day, for many days, to really work against bacteria/fungus. I haven't tried it but it's on my list of things to try.

    Another problem I found is that most garlic powders, capsules, and minced garlic are coming from China. Even well known US brands say China in the small print on the back. There have been major contamination issues with the garlic from China and I would advise against any from China.

    Organic oregano oil is another one to consider.
     
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    I am bad with sulphur things so garlic in capsules and raw makes me feel very ill indeed. Stomach ache and I feel weak, poisoned and nauseous.

    Garlic taken raw has never helped with my bacterial infections (like tonsillitis or sinus infections) or candida for me sadly. It would have been a huge relief.
     
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    What is the cost lvel on the oregano oil?
     
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    People take them in gel cap form and it's about $7-20 per month depending on brand. Some people probably take high doses. I don't know much about it.
     
  9. Sherlock

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    IMO, much more powerful is olive leaf extract. Also powerful and readily available is clove powder.

    I'd never gotten around to black walnut husks; but everything is dead around a tree, so it seems powerful going by looks.
     

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