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Garlic cloves as suppositories for DS

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babybarrister Sat 05-Jan-13 20:11:21

They are meant to have good anti bacterial qualities and DH and I have done it ourselves - so WIBU to 'give' DS a garlic clove (peeled of course and at night time to exit the next morning ...)?

Loquace Mon 07-Jan-13 08:58:03

by the sounds of it from a MW


Garlic in the vagina is widely recommended in lieu of antibiotics by American "lay" midwives.

In the states midwives that have the equivilant education to the midwives in Europe in the main do NOT attend homebirths.

Home births there are typically attended by midwives who are not required to have finished highschool, all you have to do is complete a correspondance course and watch some homebirths.

They do not have medical training. But they do have lots of "training" in alt med/unicorn rainbow dust/trust birth.

Hence the widespread recommendations to their clients to use garlic in the vagina, placing newborns at risk.

There is very real harm (often promoted very strongly by psudo medical persons) in this continued belief that garlic shoved here there and everywhere is basically like taking the bestest antibacterial in the world whilst sticking it to Ebil Big Pharma.

PacificDogwood Mon 07-Jan-13 08:23:48

Oh, and the incontient Great Dane just helped my DSs greatly with their back-to-school depression grin

PacificDogwood Mon 07-Jan-13 08:23:09

Loquace, what a sad, sad story you linked to.

However <pedant alert> what went wrong there was awful, terrible misinformation, by the sounds of it from a MW shock, NOT the homebirth.

Also <more pedantery> using garlic for whatever purpose (outside cooking) could be seen as Herbal Medicine, not homeopathy. Which is sugar pills. Herbal Medicine I don't have an issue with - I see your willow bark and show you my Aspirin grin.

Punkatheart Sun 06-Jan-13 23:21:05

Mine was the first (vampire) but the Great Dane waters the eyes indeed....

Kleptronic Sun 06-Jan-13 23:12:47

I dare not go to the linked thread, I was laughing at 'One good thing. You can never be buggered by vampires.' but the incontinent Great Dane has prompted my first ever MN tears of mirth. If I laugh any more I may change my face forever. Top thread everyone, don't get any funnier!

gimmecakeandcandy Sun 06-Jan-13 23:06:33

Yes! Please anyone who missed that thread that hollame has linked to further up, read it! I still remember it from last year. Hilarious!

Pandemoniaa Sun 06-Jan-13 23:05:52

I have nearly shat myself with laughter reading the linked, classic thread.

From which I actually found this paragraph as hilarious as I did the OP's garlic suppository predicament:

I also had a friend with a Great Dane that was incontinent and every time it barked a little turd shot out at toddler eye height...that was also vile. Although someties it missed people and just hit the wall.

SarahStratton Sun 06-Jan-13 22:57:00

I used to out garlic in my horses' feeds, it was supposed to keep the flies away.

It did jackshit, which is probably what it would do shoved up someone's arse.

Punkatheart Sun 06-Jan-13 22:51:51

Yes I use garlic powder (horse stuff) for my chickens. It's not for worming so much though, Viva - it's simply a health addition and reputedly deters parasites. Works for cats too, apparently. They have vinegar (horsey stuff again) for a natural dewormer in their water. But if I tried shoving it up their backsides....

I love natural stuff. But there is such a thing as gravity. Your bottom is an exit.

(Unless you like Center Parcs stuff, which is another thread ENTIRELY)

VivaLeBeaver Sun 06-Jan-13 22:45:31

I think there's probably a limit to the antibacterial properties of garlic.

If you got a massive plate of shit and grated some garlic in it - would all the bacteria disappear? Would you be happy to pick up this now hygienic poo?

Thought not.

Exactly the same non effect up your arse.

I do put raw garlic to my chickens water. It's meant to be a natural wormer.

Loquace Sun 06-Jan-13 22:37:30

'Stupid Places to Stick Garlic' by I. A. M. Crazy:

Is this story in there?

WARNING, this is tragic, not funny and demonstrates that the persistant belief that shoving garlic in a nether region orifice is not always just silly, but can also be deadly. A newborn died as a result of "garlic faith".

our midwives recommended Tweeny start putting a garlic clove in her vagina nightly to try and kill the bacteria. Tweeny followed the regimen faithfully.

If a pupil tells a teacher that his parents wanted to put garlic cloves up,his bottom, I suspect that it would be more than just an embarrassment for the parents, babybarrister - it could be taken to social services.

Punkatheart Sun 06-Jan-13 22:28:57

Perhaps a future article in the book 'Stupid Places to Stick Garlic' by I. A. M. Crazy:

biff23 Sun 06-Jan-13 22:28:20

Thank you so much for linking the other garlic thread. I have never laughed so much in my whole life. Tried to tell dh but I was laughing and crying too hard - too funny for words.

PrincessMononoke Sun 06-Jan-13 22:28:12

Just read the other thread, looks like he had a lucky escape.

Stixswhichtwizzle Sun 06-Jan-13 22:17:27

stifnstav grin grin only up to page 4 but am so relieved you decided against this! If a pupil of mine mentioned this I'd be horrified! I had no idea this was a thing

PrincessMononoke Sun 06-Jan-13 22:11:15

Ouch, I bet that would really sting plus it would give him garlicky farts.
What did he say when you asked him ?

SarahStratton Sun 06-Jan-13 22:03:58

Fucking ridiculous idea, really bloody stupid. Arses are exit only areas, why do you think it's got a bloody great sphincter.

babybarrister Sun 06-Jan-13 21:19:49

Tbh I am sure that DS will find numerous things to embarrass us with over his school days - this will be the least of it! We really have plenty of other things to keep us occupiedgrin. DS is more than capable of standing up for himself I can assure all on MN
DH on the other hand is on to night 3 of his garlic suppositories and is positively evangelical about it nowgringringrin

SauvignonBlanche Sun 06-Jan-13 19:42:41

It didn't work, who'd have fucking believed it? hmm

ComposHat Sun 06-Jan-13 19:28:11

I hope your son doesn't go to school tomorrow and tells the teacher. 'mum asked me if she could a clove of garlic. up my arsehole' you'll find yourself on some sort of nonce list.

PacificDogwood Sun 06-Jan-13 19:20:48

Deux points to your DS grin

babybarrister Sun 06-Jan-13 18:55:48

well certainly one day's worth of garlic up your bum does not work - I still have a cold, whereas DS who did not have garlic, does not grin

makeloveyourgoal Sun 06-Jan-13 17:42:46

I was in the supermarket today and saw the garlic cloves. I started giggling to myself. I tried to explain what I was laughing at to my mum, but it was impossible.

MaureenShit Sun 06-Jan-13 17:33:24

i dont care if its normal " on the continent" ( phrase circa 1972)

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