I came across this interesting article about garlic with some remarks about good old castor oil too. It is from a newsletter by Kal Sellers a master herbalist of the Christopher variety, also a chiropractor. I thought its contents fit right in here.
Garlic can be taken many ways, but until recently I had never researched its use in the way I am going to recommend today. It is well known that garlic helps the liver, helps blood pressure, improves oxygen saturation, disinfects the body, destroys parasites and generally creates conditions that would be favorable to healing just about anything.
What I did not know, however, was how good of an absorbent garlic could be. Normally, we take garlic oil, eat pressed garlic or roasted garlic or take it dried and powdered in a supplement. These are all fine, and work well as many of us know. In these cases, the garlic is absorbed rather quickly from the GI tract and goes throughout the body and does its work in the next few hours. After that, just the sulfur remains and that also has a medicinal value because it helps with detoxification and to feed the body dietary sulfur.
There is a way, however, to get the garlic to absorb toxins at the same time that it disinfects and promotes liver detoxification and healing of the colon, the largest organ of detox next to the skin. This is done by keeping the garlic more or less in tact and swallowing it like a pill. If the garlic cloves are large, they can be sliced into chunks barely small enough to swallow. If they are small, they can be nicked with a knife so that there can be exchange from inside to outside when they are in the stomach and GI tract.
One can swallow the equivalent of 6-8 capsules in garlic chunks.
These pieces of garlic have a few advantages over their pressed or ground counter parts:
First, the garlic will be time-release, meaning that it will release fresh medicinal garlic the whole way through the GI tract so that “everyone”, including the lower colon, gets the good stuff, not the already worn out and used up stuff that will be left over after garlic is digested in the typical way. This means that the full strength of garlic will be right up against the lower colon, where so many pathologies can begin or exist. It is also near the prostate for men and will seep potent medicines right into that area also.
Second, the garlic will appear with a new medicinal power in absorbing toxins, poisons and heavy metals as it goes through. This heavy metal aspect is what first interested me. Surprise it was when I found that no other absorptive I had found worked as well as garlic for pulling out mercury and for relieving the symptoms of mercury poisoning. That was and is exciting. Because of this absorptive action, garlic also pulls poisons out of the liver. These poisons that appear when the liver is overloaded or toxic are one of the fundamental causes of cancer. The liver will pull off cancer cells, detox them and remove them from the body fairly quickly if it can, but if it is already too toxic, then it will ignore them because it has to. Then cancer can grow.
Third, garlic will not overheat the body when taken in this form, while in any other form, garlic can overheat the body and exhaust it.
Now that we understand the function of garlic, let us talk about the poison factory. The liver is normally a poison processing plant. It cleans out all the worst stuff and neutralizes it for safe elimination. When it is dysfunctional and overloaded, however, the liver can become a metabolic poison factory. It can create a state of system and body-wide metabolic toxicity. Neurological and immune dysfunction, cancer and cysts, obesity and inflammation are just a few of the serious problems that can result. Cardiovascular problems and cholesterol abnormalities are certain.
With garlic, we have a tool that can help to change this. With the whole garlic chunks, we can absorb poisons that the liver otherwise would not process well. Meanwhile, we can also treat the liver. There are many approaches to this which will be discussed by and by, but one thing that works outstandingly well in tandem with garlic chunks is castor oil.
When I use castor oil, I lie on my left side and rub it into my liver, which is on my right side (the side up) under the lower edge of the rib cage from side to sternum. I rub about a teaspoon of the oil in very well for several minutes while relaxing as well as I can. Then I use either Professor Cayenne’s Deep Heating balm from Dr. Christopher Original Formulas, or Deep Tissue Ointment from Dr. Richard Shulze, on top of the castor oil. This heats it and stimulates its passage into the liver. This I generally do at night and I always experience some improvement by morning.
Castor oil is worth two newsletters by itself, but it will purge tissue, improve electrical activity in the tissues, drain lymph, carry out poisons, cathart otherwise stagnant tissue and more. It is a wonder oil that dissolves all cysts, tumors and scar tissue. Furthermore, it is very inexpensive, easy to get and safe to use. Every household should have some and every condition should be considered as a candidate for castor oil treatments of some kind.
Castor oil will purge the liver while the garlic will absorb the toxins, kill infection and parasites and bring oxygen in where there has been a shortage due to toxicity. It is a dynamic duo that will always yield results.
Yes, me too. I recall Dr. Schulze in one of the SYL videos mentioning something about some people burning hotter than others? Metabolism, maybe? I don't know if I could find that part again. Maybe someone like Uny knows what this is all about.
I also wanted to know how he knew that the chunks of garlic moving through the body absorbed heavy metals. I have never heard of garlic being an absorber. In the e-mail intro where Sellers gives the link to the article that I posted above:
"If it had not been for an alternative thinking DC/MD friend of mine, I would never have tried the method of using Garlic discussed here, but since I did, I have found it to be very useful--in many ways far above the way I always used to use it--for certain things. Thank you to Dr. Hussein Elsangak of Egypt (and Life University)."
I looked up Dr. Hussein Elsangak and learned is a medical doctor and chiropractor and teaches at Life University, a chiropractic college. I couldn't find out any more about him and the possible origins of this use of garlic as an absorber. Maybe middle-eastern?
Thank you for posting that. I read some months ago about chopping garlic to small chunks, trying not to bruise it, then swallow like this article said. I forgot why... now I know! Just bought some organic garlic, will chop and enjoy!
That's what I did last night, eme! Peeled first. Then swallowed a small one whole; then cut up larger one into chunks and swallowed them (all with water of course).
I imagine doing this is better than no fresh garlic at all!... But I intend to do both. I just got my Garlic Twist yesterday (got several packages yesterday! woohoo) and tried it this morning. WOW. Will make garlic-mincing SO much easier & faster. Crushed up one clove & drank it w/ orange juice. Went pretty darn smoothly. A lot easier than making myself eat my garlicky hummus every day (gets old).
That is a great article on garlic! I hadn't thought about the difference of mincing or swallowing a clove whole. It seems to me like if you can swallow them whole it would be a whole lot easier and less nasty tasting lol.
Bundles, after I read that story about the first time you took raw garlic by itself I decided you are the garlic queen girl! Thanks for posting the link to Uny's Garlic Twist. I'm gonna get me one of those.
You wrote: "It seems to me like if you can swallow them whole it would be a whole lot easier and less nasty tasting lol."
It is a whole lot easier and less nasty tasting, I think the garlic breath is even less noticeable as it doesn't get a chance to saturate your tongue and inside of mouth. I just cut mine with a sharp knife, try not to "bruise" it as this releases it's healing powers on the cutting board instead of in you and with a couple sips of water down it goes.
I believe if you cut the garlic so it has a fresh "opening" to it, it will serve you better. In other words, if you just swallow it whole it could pass through your system and not give you the results you want. Even with it's peel or shell removed, it is somewhat protected by it's own "skin".
I'll research where I found this earlier and post if anyone is interested.
You're right wuz. It says that in the posted article lol. I somehow overlooked it, thanks for pointing it out to me.
"There is a way, however, to get the garlic to absorb toxins at the same time that it disinfects and promotes liver detoxification and healing of the colon, the largest organ of detox next to the skin. This is done by keeping the garlic more or less in tact and swallowing it like a pill. If the garlic cloves are large, they can be sliced into chunks barely small enough to swallow. If they are small, they can be nicked with a knife so that there can be exchange from inside to outside when they are in the stomach and GI tract."