Garlic has many healing properties
Note from Carolyn:
Regularly including garlic in the diet does a host of good things for our diet. It is interesting that we are just now discovering things our ancestors knew about and depended on for good health.
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When you're sick with the flu, an infection, or simply unwell, doctors
will usually prescribe antibiotics. We all know however, how dangerous
antibiotics can be. But what if you could find that very cure for these
things in nature, where you wouldn't have to suffer the dismal side
effects of nausea, wrenching stomach pains, potential hallucinations,
and a gruesome attack on the friendly flora that lives in your
intestines? What if you didn't have to feel like a run-down old tractor,
or like you've suddenly run out of batteries?
Yes, it stinks a
bit - no wonder vampires hate it! But the abundance of health benefits
contained in a single clove of garlic should be enough to make you
embrace it - for there is a whole list of those benefits. In Russia,
garlic is even called the 'Russian Penicillin', where it's healing
properties make it the most potent antibiotic nature can offer.
while garlic does not have a huge stash of vitamins and minerals, it
does contain a particular phytochemical called 'allicin' (produced when
garlic is chopped, minced, or chewed), which protects your body from a
variety of ailments including bacterial infection and also excessive
Antimicrobial and antifungal agents: In two recent
studies, it has been discovered that allicin found in garlic is
effective against two very difficult strains of bacteria... Enterococci
Baby weight: A team of London researchers
found that garlic can help to boost baby weight during pregnancy, and to
decrease risks of preeclampsia complications at birth.
caner risks: In the Iowa Women's Health Study, women who added garlic to
their diets had a 32% less chance of developing colon cancer. Another
study at the National Cancer Institute in the US suggested that garlic
can both slow the growth of cancer cells as well as cause abnormal cells
to self destruct, making it an optional anti-cancer agent.
health and cholesterol: Garlic acts as a mop when it comes to elevated
LDL cholesterol, and it reduces platelet adhesion (blood stickiness). In
a sixteen-week study that involved giving garlic to 261 patients,
cholesterol levels were reduced by 12% and triglyceride levels were
reduced by 17%.
For thousands of years, garlic has been used in
many unusual ways and for a multitude of ailments - colds, ear
infections, sore throats, warts, yeast infections, sinusitis, asthma,
congestion, and even impotence. After thousands of years however, in our
labs today the world of science is discovering that these old ways were
in fact not so far off, and that there is yet still much to be
discovered about the healing properties of nature's own antibiotic.
Sources for this article include:
Raw Michele - Natural News
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