Garlic has become quite popular nowadays, and the number of items with garlic favor, like salad dressings, pretzels, meat, poultry, chips and bread is quite big.

However, his phenomenon is not something recent, since garlic has been celebrated for his amazing benefits since ancient times. Ancient people valued garlic and understood its incredible health benefits, even though they never contacted each other. Ancient Egyptians used garlic for increasing productivity, strength, insect infestation and circulatory ailments. In the Talmud, which is a Jewish text from the second century, it is said that turmeric was prescribed for treating parasites and other conditions. Soldiers in ancient Greece consumed garlic to protect their skin from poison and also to increase their courage. Ancient Romans believed that it promotes their cardiovascular health, it soothes joint disease, and improves gastrointestinal disorders. In China and Japan it was used as a treatment for respiratory and digestion issues. Furthermore, garlic was also used in ancient India, during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance period and Early America.

Garlic and Its Proven Health Benefits

Science has done its research and has proven that garlic is a superstar when it comes to healing and health. It has the following properties:

  • Prevents heart attacks
  • Prevents atherosclerosis
  • Reduces blood pressure levels
  • Prevents coronary heart disease
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Soothes hay fever and cold symptoms
  • Heals bug bites
  • Strengthens the immunity
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Traveler’s diarrheas
  • Powerful treatment for fungal infections

Moreover, it is also effective for the following conditions:

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes

If garlic is combined with onion and ginger, it can detoxify the body following a chemotherapy.

Furthermore, read about how to properly eat garlic and enjoy all of its health benefits.

Honey and Garlic Recipe

Garlic is the most powerful in its raw form because allicin, which is its active compound is decentralized by heat. What you need to do is crush and then chop the cloves, leave it for 15 minutes and incorporate it in your food. You improve its bioavailability by crushing it, so in case you don’t own a garlic press, it is time to buy one.

This recipe should be consumed on an empty stomach, because when you are feeling satiated, the system will not be able to absorb all the critical nutrients. This needs to be consumed on a regular basis so that you can promote your immunity and achieve perfect health.

Ingredients:

  • Honey- 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves- 2 to 3 (they need to be shopped finely)

All you need to do is mix these ingredients and take this on a daily basis for improving your energy levels.

Garlic Flu Tonic Recipe

In case you are struggling with the flu or the common cold, and you need something to strengthen your immunity, this recipe is ideal.

Ingredients:

  • Garlic cloves- 5, chopped
  • Ginger- 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Apple cider vinegar- unfiltered and raw
  • Lemon- 1 juiced
  • Red chili peppers- 2 chopped

Directions:

All of the ingredients, one by one layer, should be put into a Mason jar of 350 to 500 ml. You need to start with the garlic, then the chili peppers, then the ginger and you should finish with the apple cider vinegar and the lemon juice. When you finish, seal the jar, but make sure there is one centimeter from the rim at the minimum. Put the jar in the pantry and take this mixture on a regular basis till your symptoms have disappeared. Moreover, you can take it for prevention as well.

Source: idealist4ever.com

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