The healing power of garlic

Only rare plants are as widely known and useful as garlic is. Garlic has been used in medicine for more than thousand years as it is a powerful and versatile medicine.
Since ancient times garlic was considered to be one of the most effective natural remedies in eliminating intestinal parasites and relieving problems with breathing and digestion.
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Eat garlic every day, if possible

The healing power of garlic is almost unmatched. It contains a lot of essential oils, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and nicotinic acid. It contains a lot of antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals.

Research has shown that regular consumption of fresh garlic reduces the chance of developing breast cancer, colon cancer, stomach and throat cancer and prevents hardening of your artery walls.

Garlic also lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure. It is a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. It inhibits the development of fungi and enhances resistance to various infections.

Other healing attributes of garlic are as follows

  • Antibiotic, which means that it inhibits the growth of micro-organisms (bacteria),
  • Lowers lipids (lipid is an important component of a cell),
  • Antimycotic (cures mycosis – mycosis is a disease caused by fungi),
  • Inhibits the formation of thrombi (blood clots),
  • Extends blood clotting time,
  • Has an impact on immune modulation (immune system),
  • Increases resistance against infections,
  • Affects both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels (sulfur in garlic contains peptides) that is why certain symptoms that accompany high blood pressure may disappear (cure) if garlic is eaten often,
  • Reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, as it inhibits deposition of fat in blood vessel walls,
  • It purifies LDL cholesterol,
  • Regulates the intestinal flora and prevents cramping or bloating, it also helps in the treatment of intestinal infections and candida.
  • garlicGarlic has been used for centuries as a natural antibiotic. Today we also use it as a spice.

    The active substances in garlic widen blood vessels in legs, eyes and the brain. This has an anti-aging effect. Because of all the active ingredients that are contained within this super food, a recommended daily intake per day is up to four grams (0.1 oz) of fresh garlic.

    Substances in garlic that contain sulfur have a very strong scent. These substances pass through all parts of your body (transported by blood). They are volatile, which means that these substances are excreted out of lungs (via breathing – bad breath) and through skin pores (by sweating – unpleasant odor).

    This is a proof that active ingredients found in garlic penetrate to your thinnest capillaries, which is a very good thing indeed.

    How to prevent bad breath after consuming garlic?

    Bad breath / odor after eating garlic can be easily avoided. Simply consume either fresh parsley, fresh mint leaves, apples, basil, spinach, milk or green tea when consuming garlic.

    It is important that these foods are chew / consumed at the same time and not after you have already consumed garlic. This way you will not have a bad breath / odor on you.

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    1. Jay81 January 22, 2014 at 11:27 pm - Reply

      Garlic sure stinks. I wasn’t aware that eating an apple along with garlic will prevent bad breath. Not sure if it is a good combination though 🙂
      Thanks for info.

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