Garlic is one of the healthiest things you will ever eat. We have pills, syrups, and supplements enriched with garlic extract. Yes, it’s that powerful and popular.
The aromatic veggie is added to foods as well. We all love garlic bread, garlic flavored chips, garlic spiced chicken, salad dressings, etc. The list doesn’t end here. Garlic is a nice addition to soups, stews, and curries.
As mentioned before, garlic is a healthy veggie, and we love it. Garlic has been used since forever. We’ve read so much about its beneficial effect. In ancient Egypt, garlic was used as strength and productivity booster. It was also used as a remedy for circulation issues and insect infestation.
The Talmud from the second century explains that garlic is efficient in the treatment of parasites and disorders.
Ancient Greeks used it to make people strong and protect skin from toxins and poisons. Ancient Romans used its effect to stimulate their cardiovascular system, treat gastrointestinal problems, and relieve joint pain.
Japanese and Chinese used garlic to treat respiratory and digestive issues. People in ancient India and Early America used it, too.
Scientists confirm that garlic is a “superfood.” It’s an excellent remedy for common ailments, and we give you some of its best powers:
- Prevents atherosclerosis
- Prevents heart attack and coronary heart disease
- Regulates cholesterol
- Relieves bug stings
- Treats cold and hay fever symptoms
- Treats fungal infections
- Helps in treatment of diarrhea
- Eliminates toxins
- Stimulates immunity
Garlic can be used in the treatment of diabetes, enlarged prostate and osteoarthritis.
Here are the best ways to use garlic:
Garlic and honey
Raw garlic works best. High temperatures destroy allicin. If by any chance you didn’t know it, allicin gives garlic its power. Mince your garlic, leave it aside for 15 minutes, and add it to your dish.
Crushing or mincing your garlic increases its bioavailability. Get yourself a nice garlic-press. You won’t regret it.
Try this garlic and honey remedy to enhance your immune system, and improve your overall health.
- 2-3 raw garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp raw honey
Just combine both ingredients, and swallow. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Garlic flu tonic
Having a cold remedy on hand is one of the greatest favors you can do to yourself. This garlic tonic boosts your immunity, and is made from healthy ingredients.
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp ginger, chopped
- Raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 red chili, chopped
You will also need a 350-500 ml Mason jar.
You will add the ingredients in layers. First, add the garlic, then add your chili pepper, ginger, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Don’t fill the jar to the top.
Close the jar, and keep it in your pantry.
This is your everyday remedy for your cold or flu, and your condition will soon improve. Use it as a prevention.
Source: Healthy Food House