Garlic is Good Survival Medicine

You’ve probably heard garlic is a natural antibiotic. But can it help lower your blood sugar? Can it help with an ear ache? Even ringworm or warts?

For answers to these and other questions, take a look at the article on medicinal garlic from the March-April 2012 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine.” Here’s an excerpt and link to the full article.

Medicinal uses of garlic

By Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.and Joseph Alton, M.D.

Up until about 50 years ago, nature was our medicine chest. Nearly every community had a natural healer or midwife who had studied plants and their use in healing. Medicinal gardens were part of the landscape. The healer knew which plants that grew naturally around the community had medicinal properties.

One of the greatest gifts of natural medicine that can be found on this earth is garlic, or Allium sativum. It has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years. It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. It is also an antioxidant and an immune stimulant.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

You may recognize the article’s authors, Joseph and Amy Alton, as Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy of They’ve got more great survival medicine info for you in The Survival Medicine Handbook.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

3 thoughts on “Garlic is Good Survival Medicine”

    1. Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy know what they’re talking about. Be sure to check out their site for a lot more great info.

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