Garlic has long been recognized for its incredible medicinal values. With its unique aroma and ability to enhance the flavor of foods, garlic is part of numerous dishes in almost every culture in the world. However, garlic is not only used in cooking, but also for its medicinal qualities and potential to treat many different health problems.
Garlic is a great source of vitamins A, C, B-complex as well as minerals like calcium, potassium, copper, iron, phosphorus, and manganese. It is also packed with essential oils, amino acids, and glycosides.
It is an amazing fact that garlic contains more than 12 types of antioxidants. Maybe it sounds unbelievable but garlic is one of the few superfoods that does not lose its medicinal properties with cooking.
Garlic is popular about its potent antimicrobial effect and its ability to fight bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, and intestinal parasites. It acts as a natural antibiotic and immune booster. It is packed with antioxidants that can neutralize the free radicals in the body.
To see its incredible power and treat various disorders, take 2-3 cloves a day!
Anticoagulant: Due to its natural and effective blood-thinning properties, garlic is safer than taking aspirin. In other words, it can provide amazing results against thrombosis (blockages of blood flow by clots).
Cancer prevention: Garlic possesses powerful anti-cancer properties and it can reduce the risk of cancers, especially colon and stomach cancer.
Common cold: Taking 1-2 cloves of garlic can prevent a cold that is coming on. Those who already have a cold are recommended to take garlic as well. It is an effective remedy against the cold. It can relieve congestion and speed up your recovery.
Cholesterol: Garlic juice can reduce your risk of heart diseases by reducing the oxidation of the blood cholesterol and the build-up of plaque in arteries.
Diabetes: To lower blood sugar level, take one clove of garlic a day.
Encephalitis: It is shown that garlic taken in high doses can cure encephalitis. However, make sure to consult your doctor and read the cautionary note below!
Fungal infections: To treat fungal infections like athlete’s foot or ear infections, you should take raw garlic juice internally. To soothe the itch, you can also apply the juice directly to the affected area.
Hypertension: It has the ability to cleanse the arterial deposits, which in turn normalizes blood pressure.
The cleansing of the arterial deposits helps to normalize blood pressure.
Peptic ulcer: It can fight the bacterial stomach parasite which causes peptic ulcers.
Toxicity: Garlic contains sulfur compounds which can detoxify the blood of toxins, lead and other heavy metals.
Wind: To relieve gas in the stomach, take small amounts of garlic.
Raw garlic is not easy to eat, it needs getting used to. But understanding all the good things it does, try to include them in your daily diet. Sneak one or two cloves or garlic into the juicer when you juice your favorite juice recipe.
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You should do this half an hour after your dinner. Finely chop up 2 cloves of garlic. Let it expose to the air for a couple of minutes. The chopping releases the enzyme alliinase. You should gather the chopped garlic in a spoon and swallow it with water. If you want you can add a little raw honey. While you sleep, the garlic and honey will travel your entire digestive tract. This will neutralize all the harmful bacteria, toxins, viruses, fungi, and foreign chemicals. You will not get garlic breath as long as you swallow the chopped garlic, not chew it. In the morning, you should drink a big glass of water. We also should mention that your first bowel movement will have a strong garlic odor. This will show you that all harmful chemicals from your body have been eliminated!
It is known that garlic is a potent medicinal herb. This means that 1-2 cloves a day are enough for you to obtain all its health benefits. You can use a little more only in cooking.
The fact that garlic has a blood-thinning effect shows that it should not be taken with other-coagulant drugs. Make sure to use garlic in moderation. In some cases, high doses of garlic can trigger some health problems like anemia, excessive gas, asthma, diarrhea, and weight loss.
Garlic is completely safe to use. However, if you are eating raw garlic daily, make sure not to eat on an empty stomach because it may be a little harsh on the stomach.
Sources and References: thehealthy-food.com