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Garlic The Natural Cure Remedy For Good Health

Updated on April 27, 2013

Garlic has an image problem: People intend to refrain because of it's, uh, unique aroma.

" Eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath,"said of one of Shakespeare's characters.

Putting aside that romantic analogy lets look into the life-changing characteristics in garlic. Where the nose takes offence the rest of the body sees healing, and that is why garlic has been a favored remedy in many pantries everywhere. Garlic is referred by some as "the stinking rose." The heart is a big beneficiary as well as cancer prevention, infection fighting and even relief from fatigue.

The Heart: Garlic assists in maintaining blood flow to the heart keeping the arteries clean and flexible to prevent blood clotting. The fact is 1.2 million heart attacks occur in the Unites States each year, those kind of statistics are very alarming and should motivate us to seek better prevention.

That's where garlic steps in . " Garlic works simultaneously on several levels," says researcher Stephen Fulder PhD, auther of The Garlic Book ( Avery), who notes that the herb helps lower both cholesterol and triglycerides. It also lowers high blood pressure, keeping arteries from becoming stiff and narrowed, while making blood less likely to clot. I encourage you to type " garlic" into the internet database and retrieve information from all over the world with testimonials from researchers who have discovered some wonder facts we all should know.

Cancer Defence

Garlic has reduced the risk of digestive system tumors, including those of the esophagus and stomach. In one Journal Of Nutrition (10/07) analysis of 10 years of study, the authors uncovered " consistent scientific evidence"of garlics protective effects against colorectal cancer, a common malignancy in America.

Garlic The Natural Antibiotic

Garlic is inexpensive and so beneficial, but we tend to prefer antibiotics before trying garlic. Antibiotics is what it's name is Anti- biotics.Our body is made up of good and bad bacteria, unfortunately antibiotics destroy them both. Sometimes taking antibiotics is necessary, but it is very important to replace the good bacteria with probiotics. Garlic works as a wonderful antibiotic. In World War II it was called " Russian penicillin". Today it is often employed to ease fungal disorders and may be able to help staph infections that resist other antibiotics. If you have been on antibiotics and still keep getting sick, just give it a try. Because it works as an antibiotic it is good to increase probiotic intake as well, but all in all it's much more healthier and the sickness is much more unlikely to reoccur as it is with doctor prescribed antibiotics.

Garlic's drawbacks seems to be the amount needed to enjoy the benefits, which brings us back to the healthy smell. Before you resist remember there is a number of products, including aged garlic, that are designed to let you get your garlicky benefits and still keep your friends:.)


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      amy jane 9 years ago from Connecticut

      Great hub! I am a huge fan of garlic. I make a raw garlic / onion / tomato salad when I am sick to give my system a boost. It was my Italian grandmother's specialty :)

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      Carisa Gourley 9 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

      Amazing hub! This is crammed with good information. I'm a garlic freak (and an altoid lover, ohohdon) and I'm much healthier as a result. Thanks for writing!

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      ohohdon 9 years ago from Yakima

      Aw, heck. The smell ain't nothing that toothbrush, toothpaste, and altoids can't cure. Great information here. I'm glad that I like garlic.