When antibiotics first began to be widely used in the early part of the twentieth century, they were hailed as nothing short of miraculous and did help to lower mortality rates for many common ailments like pneumonia and wound infections. However, overuse of those antibiotics, both by modern medicine and by the meat and dairy industries has led to several serious problems. One is a rise in digestive issues caused by the fact that antibiotics, apart from killing off bad bacteria, can also kill off the healthy bacteria that live in the gut. Another, even more serious problem, is the rise of “superbugs” that are resistant to traditional antibiotics. That is why remedies, such as the garlic soup below, are becoming increasingly popular as people seek more natural solutions to the problems of infection.
The Garlic Soup Remedy
The recipe for garlic soup below is so effective because it takes advantage of the natural antibiotic properties of both garlic and onions, illustrious members of the allium family with a history of medicinal use which dates back at least to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Thyme, too, has noted medicinal properties and its volatile oils have been proven against both bacteria and virusesl. When taken in combination with one another, this soup makes for a very powerful remedy indeed.
Recipe for Garlic Soup
- 50 peeled garlic cloves
- 2 diced red onions
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 3 cups breadcrumbs
- 1 cup sour cream (may substitute with Greek yogurt)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, spread the cloves of garlic on half of a sheet of tin foil, drizzle them in 2 tablespoons olive oil, the fold the foil over and wrap the garlic securely. Place this wrap on a baking sheet and bake for around an hour and a half, then remove and let cool to room temperature.
While the garlic is cooling, combine the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil with butter and warm in a skillet until butter is melted; add the chopped red onion and cook until soft, about ten minutes.
Once the garlic cools down, grind it and add it to the onions in a saucepan over medium heat, then stir in the thyme. Add the bread crumbs and cook for several minutes longer. Pour this mix into a blender and process until smooth, then return to the pot. Add the sour cream as well as the salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
This soup is not only incredibly delicious and creamy, it is easy to digest and will help fight off even tough infections with the natural antibiotic powers of garlic and onion which kill off pathogenic bacteria without the side effects of many conventional drugs.
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