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Garlic Health Benefits

Updated on November 9, 2018
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Rebecca loves sharing what she knows about alternative medicine, health, frugal living, fun, animals, and how to live a better life!

Garlic gloves

Another one of natures little miracles
Another one of natures little miracles | Source

What makes Garlic so great?

Go open up your medicine cabinet, chances are you don’t have Garlic in there, but you should!

And here is why...

Fresh Garlic has alliin, allicin, alliinase & unique sulfur compounds. Allicin and the sulfur compounds of garlic are the ingredients responsible for garlic being Mother Nature’s antibiotic, anti-viral and fungicide.

One component of garlic, allicin attacks more than 23 kinds of bacteria, including staph and salmonella, as well as 60 types of fungus and yeast, is effective against all of 17 most dangerous fungi (Candida albicans included) expels tapeworms, and restores sensation in areas affected by leprosy.

Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar the opposite of diabetes. Garlic seems to have the same effect on hypoglycemia has it does on diabetes. Demonstrating several of the common sulfur-containing compounds a special sugar metabolism regulating factors which help normalize both high and low blood sugar levels. Garlic is an excellent detoxifier; it improves the general metabolism and has a stimulating effect on the liver. It is medically known that the liver plays a key role in diabetes and hypoglycemia.

Garlic has so many uses. It can be used for high cholesterol, parasites, respiratory problems, poor digestion, low energy, earaches, flu, colds, herpes/cold sores, and yeast infections. Studies suggest that regularly eating garlic helps lower blood pressure, controls blood sugar and blood cholesterol, and boosts the immune system. It has also been found to reduce the risk of esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer. Garlic is s natural penicillin, it has only 1% of the impact of synthetic penicillin but it is more effective with gram-negative bacteria than penicillin.

Bacteria shown to be susceptible to garlic in the test tube include species from Staphylococcus, Escherichia, Proteus, Salmonella, Providencia, Citrobacter, Klebsiella, Hafnia, Aeromonas, Vibrio and Bacillus genera. Fungi demonstrated also to be susceptible to garlic in lab tests include the general Microspores, Epidermophyton, Trichophyton, Rhodotorula, Torulopsis, Trichosporon, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Candida, including Candida albicans. It is reported that garlic is more effective against pathogenic yeasts than nystatin, especially Candida albicans. Equally important, garlic has been known for its anticancer and tumor properties.

It’s not recommended to take garlic in its raw form, since the enzyme necessary to produce allicin may be destroyed in the stomach before having any positive effect.

Garlics health benefits

Buy your Garlic in a vitamin gel capsule form. You can get these from most local stores. Although I hate condoning Wal-Mart, you can get them there for $5. This form will not give you bad breath, and can also be broken open for topical application. It's always good to have fresh Garlic on hand as well, not only for cooking but for medicinal uses.

Take your Garlic (1-2) capsules daily with a full glass of water, sit back and enjoy the health benefits.

Helps seasonal allergies

Relieves Coughing, and other respiratory irritation

Take for type II Diabetes-it is considered to regulate blood sugar levels

Take for High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol in case studies Garlic lowers blood pressure and cholesterol as effective as prescription drug medications. A suggested dose is 600-900mg daily. It's a natural blood-thinner, so make sure to tell your doctor if you're taking this before surgery.

Toothaches-apply directly to the tooth or gum for instant relief

Warts-apply topically to warts daily, until the wart dies and falls off, if you feel any kind of irritation or strong burning sensation, simply rinse the area with water.

Take Garlic to prevent and reduce strokes-it's a natural blood thinner

Take Garlic to fight infections and prevent Cancer-it's harmless to healthy cells, but deadly to invading viruses, bacteria, and tumor cells

Take Garlic to detox heavy metals from the body

Take Garlic to regulate the natural yeast balance in your body-it also cures yeast infections and any type of candida overgrowth. For candida remove sugar from your diet and use garlic until a balance is restored.

Sprinkle chopped garlic around your home or patio to repel mosquitoes-for some reason, those bloodsuckers just can't stand it!

Don't want to take garlic in capsules? No problem

You can eat garlic raw, but it tends to burn the throat. But heavily adding it to food is the best way to get more of it into your diet.

You can also roast fresh garlic easily. Just remove the paper from a full bulb of garlic, while leaving the cloves intact. Slive 1/4 of the top off, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 30-40 minutes in an oven set to 275. When it is golden brown, it is done. You can then remove the gloves and eat them plain or add to salad or crackers. Delicious!

Start taking Garlic today!

So, as you see, it's time to get on a regular schedule of taking Garlic, it’s a wonderfully beneficial natural medicine.

© 2013 Rebecca


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