Garlic is a powerful culinary and medicinal herb with a delightful taste and rather strong odor.
Garlic or Allium sativum (descended of Allium longicuspis) was already known in Egypt. They had about 8000 medicinal uses for garlic and also placed garlic in their tombs. Garlic was also known in India and China for thousands of years. It was spread from Central Asia to the Mediterranean region in ancient time. Part used is the underground bulb which consists of a number of ‘cloves’ from 4-15cm. The bulb contains about 8% protein and 15% starch, potassium, phosphoruous, B vitamins, E, C.
Even though the odor of garlic is offensive to some people this plant is great for your health. It helps protect you from catching different kind of illnesses and it is good as white gold. Both fresh garlic and its oil are effective.
Garlic is found to be a powerful herbal medicine, effective and harmless antibiotic, very useful as a general antiseptic. As an antimicrobial, antioxidant, and a strong anti-helicobacter activity, garlic was found to have quite a lot of health benefits. As a result, various cures have been credited to garlic since ancient times. Besides being used as an antidote for snake bites, garlic is also used to effectively cure athlete’s foot (by placing garlic between the toes), for preventing stomach cancers, to prevent aging, to ward off vampires and:
- Regulates (lowers) blood pressure
- Helps with immune system problems
- Kills ear infections
- Treats chronic infections, respiratory catarrh and bronchitic asthma
- Used to treat fungus and parasites
- Helpful for people with high cholesterol and it has cancer preventive properties
- Supports therapy of gastric ulcers and it aids digestion
- Slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm
- Removes mucus from the throat
Even though garlic might not be a suitable plant for people with sensitive stomachs, garlic is a wonderful all round food and a beneficial plant. And with a daily intake of a fresh crushed garlic you will ward off at least minor infections. Garlic is good for what ails you (despite the offensive breath it produces) and because it has great medicinal value, many claim that this plant is more useful and beneficial than white gold.
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