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Washing clothes and bed sheets
Started by Chantal
Posted: April 8, 2018 at 21:16
Does anyoneknow the best way to wash possible infected clothes, towels, bed
sheets etc to ensure infection doesnt spread to others?

Would crushed garlic in the wash help?
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Re: Washing clothes and bed sheets
Reply #1 by Bob Anderson
Posted: April 9, 2018 at 15:43
Chantel -

Yes, I think adding NATURAL (non-irradiated) garlic to wash water would sanitize those things. They might leave a little garlicky aroma afterwards but that would inhibit further contamination so that there would be less re-exposure or exposure to others. Garlic water is a very powerful disinfectant because of its ability to kill all bacteria on contact. When the items are dry, the aroma, itself can repel insects as well as things you can't see.

Garlic water from natural (non-irradiated) garlic is a very good mosquito repellant when rubbed on exposed skin areas. Mosquitos may land but do not stay long and do not bite. Not so if you eat garlic but only if garlic water or garlic oil is rubbed on exposed skin. Yes, you will smell like garlic but that may be better than being bitten by a mosquito carrying zika or ebola or malaria or some other disease. Garlic water sprayed on a dog's coat will repel mosquitoes and help prevent heartworms, which are another mosquito-borne disease.

This old herbal folk remedy still kills even the most resistant staph, it has many other uses and it is best to grow your own if you can, that way it doesn't cost much, if anything at all because you can replant what you grow so you may never run out of good garlic.
People who live in apartments can grow it in pots on window sills.

Good luck to you.


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