Garlic, a natural superfood offering countless health benefits, is used in almost every culture in the world. Its high natural content provides powerful medicinal properties and every meal has been enriched by its distinctive aroma and taste.
Medical News Today reports:
“Garlic has been used all over the world for thousands of years. Records indicate that garlic was in use when the Giza pyramids were built, about 5,000 years ago.”
Richard S. Rivlin wrote in the Journal of Nutrition that the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (circa. 460-370 BC), known today as “the father of Western medicine,” prescribed garlic for a wide range of conditions and illnesses. Hippocrates promoted the use of garlic for treating respiratory problems, parasites, poor digestion, and fatigue.
The original Olympic athletes in Ancient Greece were given garlic — possibly the earliest example of “performance enhancing” agents used in sports. From Ancient Egypt, garlic spread to the advanced ancient civilizations of the Indus Valley (Pakistan and western India today). From there, it made its way to China.
Garlic is high in an antioxidant called allium, and over 12 other antioxidants. It is a rich source of vitamins A, B-complex and C, calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, glycosides, essential oils amino acid, and rare traces of germanium, selenium, and tellurium.
Some of its health benefits are strengthening the immune system, preventing free radical damage, and effectively fighting off bacteria, fungi, intestinal parasites, viruses, yeast, etc.
Listed Below Are The Benefits You Can Reap By Consuming A Few Garlic Cloves
Fungal infections: Fight fungal infections by taking raw garlic juice.
Hypertension: Garlic normalizes blood pressure by cleaning the arterial deposits
Peptic ulcer: Garlic destroys bacterial stomach parasites that lead to peptic ulcers.
Diabetes: One clove of garlic daily will help you control blood sugar.
Cholesterol: Garlic juice is effective at lowering the oxidation of blood cholesterol and the accumulation of plaque in arteries, thereby reducing the risks of heart diseases.
Toxicity: Its sulfur compounds detoxify the blood.
Wind: Small amounts of garlic relieve gas in the stomach.
Encephalitis: Its high doses effectively cure encephalitis.
Anti-coagulant: Consuming garlic is a natural and effective blood-thinning method that can prevent thrombosis—blockages of blood flow by clots.
Common cold: Since garlic is a powerful antibiotic, it can relieve congestion and soothe the symptoms of common colds.
Uses Of This Amazing Herb Have Been Reported By WebMD
“Treatment of fever, coughs, headache, stomachache, sinus congestion, gout, joint pain, hemorrhoids, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, low blood sugar, snakebites, diarrhea and bloody diarrhea, tuberculosis, bloody urine, a serious nose and throat infection called diphtheria, whooping cough, tooth sensitivity, stomach inflammation (gastritis), scalp ringworm, and a sexually transmitted disease called vaginal trichomoniasis. It is also used for fighting stress and fatigue.”
“Some people apply garlic oil to their skin or nails to treat fungal infections, warts, and corns. It is also applied to the skin for hair loss and thrush.”
A few garlic can be added to your favorite juice recipes or you can eat it raw, but not on an empty stomach as it can be harsh on the stomach. Since garlic is a very potent medicinal herb, you should not eat more than two cloves daily.
Before bedtime, chop the garlic finely and leave it exposed to the air for a few minutes in order to release the enzyme alliinase, and then swallow it with water. Some raw honey can also be added. Through this method, you’ll be able to detoxify your body, help digestion, prevent cancer, and fight bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Aside from this, garlic’s sulfur compound will also detoxify your liver of blood toxins, lead, and other heavy metals that will be flushed out the next day.
Drink a big glass of water in the morning. A strong garlic smell on the first bowel movement that day is one sure sign that harmful substances have been eliminated out of your system.