All About Garlic
Garlic is one of the most helpful and beneficial foods on this planet. Garlic has been used since ancient times to ward off illness, along with a host of other less than pleasant creatures. Since Biblical times ancient Hebrews, Greeks, Romans and Babylonians all used garlic as a means to build strength and endurance.
Garlic is beneficial to almost every system in the body. Its usefulness extends to the cardiovascular system, immune system and many organs of the body including the skin. Garlic is powerful on many levels. Below you will find just some of its most important and powerful functions which are essential to the maintenance of good health.
Garlic lowers blood pressure, and helps to dilate blood vessel walls. It can help thin the blood by inhibiting platelet aggregation, and thereby reduce the risk of blood clots, and heart attacks. It lowers blood serum cholesterol and helps to improve digestion. Garlic’s miracle status for these heart related disorders extends further to also include anti-cancer properties. Garlic has been shown to help with many diseases.
Garlic is a powerful immune system booster. Garlic contains anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Garlic provides protection against colds and flues. Garlic contains the amino acid derivative alliin. When garlic is eating an enzyme called allinase, which converts alliin to allicin, is released. The latter substance has an antibiotic effect making it a powerful anti-bacterial agent. During WW I garlic was used to treat gangrene and other wounds and infections.
These properties also make garlic ideal for fighting fungal infections such as systemic candidiasis, yeast infections, and athlete’s food. There is evidence that it can also help destroy other viruses such as genital herpes, fever blisters and some forms of the common cold.
The colon is also one of the main beneficiaries of this substance. Garlic can help fight infections in the digestive tract. Garlic also is an effective treatment for arthritis and can greatly improve circulation.
While some people don’t like the taste and others simply don’t like the long lasting side effects (garlic breath), this needn’t prevent them from garnering the benefits of this substance. Today, anyone loath to consume fresh garlic can buy garlic pills. Taking the garlic supplements can help give you the benefits of this miracle nutrient without suffering the taste or breath that accompanies it. So should you wish to improve almost any aspect of your health, garlic supplementation might just be the way to go.
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