For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof. (Psalm 24:1; 1Corinthians 10:26)
Early this year, I was diagnosed with asthma for the first time. It has been a very uncomfortable experience. As a result of it, I took a 2 month leave without pay and have spent so much of my savings on doctor’s fees and drugs. And it’s still been a struggle.
The greatest trial has been this recurring cough, which nothing seemed to help. I tried all sorts of cough mixtures, took my drugs faithfully, puffed from the inhaler frequently and I still had trouble sleeping because of the cough.
Then my fiance suggested I try garlic. I thought GARLIC??!!! I have a whole stash of garlic in my apartment – in the kitchen! That is where garlic belongs, to be used inside the pots. Not to chew…ugh! Anyway, I gave in and started chewing cloves of garlic and it has been like magic! I still get asthmatic attacks, I’m still coughing in fact, but I sleep better now and I can’t help being thankful for that.
I went on the internet and did some research on garlic and this is what I found:
- That Garlic has scientifically-proven medicinal properties. It contains a substance called Allicin, which has anti-bacterial properties that are equivalent to a weak penicillin. (From GardensAblaze.Com);
- It protects your heart;
- Reduces inflammation in the body;
- Prevents Cancer;
- Fights infectious diseases such as – Cold and flu, Stomach viruses, Candida yeast, Tuberculosis and Botulism;
- Prevents weight gain;
I know today’s TT post is a bit unusual. But I can’t believe how wonderful God’s creation is! This is a completely natural herb. . . and it did what several other forms of medication could not do for me. Every night, when I chew on some garlic (as I’m doing right now), I still cannot stop marveling. That is why today, I am thankful for:
- A God who created the heavens and the earth.
- His Son who loves me and takes care of everything that concerns me;
- His earth, which is full of surprises;
- Healing as I battle with asthma;
- Iris at Sting My Heart.
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PS: You can check here for a wonderful recipe to make this French Garlic Soup. (I haven’t tried it myself, but I intend to!).
For a detailed article on asthma, check here.