Garlic can be your secret weapon.
Put it where?
Get rid of that annoying yeast infection
Yeast infections are very common and affect up to 75% of women at some point in their lifetime. This fact does not make them any less annoying especially if you are prone to frequent ones. The main symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching, burning, discharge, and pain during urination or intercourse. Did you know that you can use garlic to reduce candida and other yeasts problems!
The Key here is to catch it early! At the first sign of itchiness take a clove of fresh garlic and peel off the outer shell, leaving the clove intact. At bedtime, put the clove into the vagina. In the morning, remove the garlic clove and throw it in the toilet. The garlic often causes the vagina to have a watery discharge. One night's treatment may be enough to kill the infection, or it might have to be repeated the next night. Continue one or two days until all itchiness is gone. It is recommended to do this at night while you are horizontal otherwise the garlic could slip out while you are out and about (No biggie really). For severe infections increase the course of treatment to 7-10 days.
Another option-Infuse organic coconut oil with crushed garlic cloves. Insert the oil minus any garlic pieces.
Why it works
Most vaginal yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. Garlic contains very powerful anti-fungal properties that are not only going to limit yeast proliferation in your body and skin but are also extremely powerful when it comes to reducing symptoms such as the smell and even thrush!
You can pull it!
Strong & healthy hair
As women, we can experience hair loss for a myriad of reasons ranging from malnutrition to hormone imbalance. A garlic treatment can be used to supplement other things you are doing to restore your hair’s vitality.
Take a high-quality garlic supplement for 90 days and see if you notice a difference. We recommend a plant-based, vegan supplement like this one Kyolic Aged Garlic ExtractTM Candida Cleanse and Digestion Formula102 -- 200 Vegetarian Capsules
Also, make a garlic infused hair products Check out some recipes
Why it works
Because garlic contains essential minerals, vitamins, fibers, and even antioxidants, it’s fantastically rich and powerful when it comes to hair growth. Increasing your consumption can stimulate your hair production, so you maintain stronger and healthier and limit hair shedding dramatically.
Prevent breast and other cancers
Today, most of us have been affected by cancer in some way. While there is still no miracle cure it seems adopting a healthy diet and lowering our exposure to carcinogens can be a start. Garlic contains very powerful molecules that can destroy cancer cells and cause cell apotheosis, in other words, it can cause cancer cells to self-destruct.
Take a high-quality garlic supplement.
Incorporate more garlic into your meals. My personal favorite…Garlic toast. Roast a few bulbs till soft and spread on crusty bread. Thank me later! Learn how to roast garlic in the oven here.
Image credit Emma Christensen
Why it works
Protective effects from garlic may arise from its antibacterial properties or from its ability to block the formation of cancer-causing substances, halt the activation of cancer-causing substances, enhance DNA repair, reduce cell proliferation, or induce cell death.
Here is a link to a scientific study we like that explores the connection between consuming certain fruits and veggies and cancer prevention.
Increase sexual vitality and health.
To understand this connection, we need to know how orgasms work. That warm, sexy rush you feel during foreplay is the result of blood heading straight to your vagina and clitoris. As you become more turned on, blood continues to flood the pelvic area, breathing speeds up and you know the rest. So we can hope that better circulation can lead to stronger orgasms!
How?Find ways to increase your garlic intake. Supplements, salad dressings etc.
On an unrelated note. The ‘fake it till you make it’ adage works sometimes too. As women, we can get so distracted that sex seems like the last thing you want to do…until you’re doing it. (It goes without saying that this should be with a partner that respects your boundaries and one you trust)
Why it works
There has been tons of buzz about garlic and cardiovascular health, and yes, it has been demonstrated scientifically that garlic is going to clear out your arteries and blood vessels from clogged cholesterol; this will increase blood flow to your vital organs. This is the Key-Increased blood flow! Our sexual organs are filled with blood vessels and arteries that work best with when everything is free flowing.
So Goddess, a little extra garlic in your life won't hurt.
*Goddesses know when to try at home remedies and when to go to their health practitioner.
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