Don't mean to stray off the original topic of ruptured appendix, but just wanted to give you a thanx Uny for the long list of reference links you proivded in your answer. Several of the links you posted would each make their own thread/topic of discussion, but that will need to be some other time. For now I'd like to comment on one of the Garlic links you provided - http://www.gourmetgarlicgardens.com/health.htm
I was going to print this article for a friend but at 45 pages I decided to just print the first 8 in hopes this would be enough to get them warmed up to the broad topic presented - Garlic. Did anyone else read this particular article? For me it was educational to read the various ways in which Garlic breaks down into other compounds depending on which way it is being administered. This article is the first I ever recall reading/learning that the content of Allicin that is released from Garlic is largely a byproduct that is dependent upon first crushing the clove to kick-start the process and then allowing one or more 6.5 minute cycles to pass in order for the Allicin content to increase before using it to treat whatever internally or externally. One of the tips mentioned that is new to me is the use of "garlic water" as a simple treatment for ailments like athletes foot (as a soak) as well as toenail fungus.... also interesting that putting crushed garlic into water allows the garlic to be preserved in its useful/strong state for up to 28 days. Since I've been back on a cleanse/flush kick the past month, I'm going to try working in a little of this garlic water experimenting as a adjunct to the next L-G flush scheduled for late this week.... and am also going to try the foot soak thing to see if this improves my probelm feet.
There are many other comments I'd like to make about this article but these to will be for another time. All in all, this was a really informitive article. I was a bit surprised to find that the author is a prety firm believer in some of the newer / alternative forms to natural garlic.... such as garlic pills and powders and capsules that are commercially available these days.... and was especially surprised that their study indicates that the odor-less brands of Garlic are effective. Thats all for now. Thanks again Uny for the mass of links you listed.