Traditional garlic soup can be of great help when it comes to treating flu, cold or Norovirus. It is made of basic ingredients like garlic, of course, red onion and thyme. Fortunately, people tend to use natural remedies instead of antibiotics or any other medication that is commonly prescribed to individuals dealing with cold or flu.
Wonder why? Viruses have become more dangerous and resistant to drugs. The Norovirus worries health experts, because in addition to its symptoms, it also causes vomiting. In 2012 it was known as ‘Sydney’ and it does not trigger symptoms different than others, but it sure causes vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache and stomach cramps.
Garlic has the power to stand still against mutation changes in viruses. It shows great success in the fight against new and mutated viruses. It is all about its allicin content. A group of researchers at the Washington University conducted a study involving this particular issue.
They found that garlic is pretty mighty. It is 100 times more powerful that the 2 most common antibiotics used in the treatment of various diseases caused by particular bacteria that is held as responsible for the occurrence of diseases transmitted by food.
Eat garlic regularly, and this is the best advice you can get. Add it to your favorite meals, salad, combine it with olive oil or just spread it over a slice of bread. In this way you can stay healthy and safe from diseases. The latest research never saw the light and it was never finished, because the Big Pharma is simply not interested in natural and cheap remedies.
- 50 garlic cloves or 5 bulbs, peeled
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large onions, diced
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
- 6 cups clear chicken broth
- a bunch of fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, bay leaf) -*you can always use dried herbs instead of fresh
- 3 cups stale bread, diced
- 1 cup sour cream
First, preheat your oven, and 180 degrees is just perfect. Cut off the top of each garlic bulb or just separate the cloves and spread them over a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle over some olive oil and roast your garlic for hour and a half. When it is ready, take your garlic out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
In the meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some butter in a pot. Your recipe requires medium heat. Add in your onions and cook everything for 10 minutes. Once your garlic is beautifully roasted, mash it using a fork, and add it into the pot. Next add your herbs and chicken broth.
Reduce the heat to low, add the bread and cook for additional 5 minutes, or until the bread cubes become soft. Blend your soup until smooth, and you can use either a immersion blender or your regular blender. Return the creamy mixture to the heat, and add in some sour cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
If you notice any initial symptoms that may indicate a particular ailment, do not hesitate to have a serving of this healing soup. It sure takes a while to prepare it, but you can always freeze whatever you are left with and this will also save you some time. The ingredients in this soup create a magical combination and this soup is sure worth trying!