Studies have shown that consuming garlic generally has the following physical effects:
- Garlic lowers blood pressure
- Garlic lowers LDL Cholesterol
- Garlic helps reduce plaque within the arterial system.
- Garlic lowers or helps to regulate blood sugar.
- Garlic helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of strokes and thromboses.
- Garlic helps to prevent cancer, especially of the digestive system, prevents certain tumors from growing larger and reduces the size of certain tumors.
- Garlic helps to remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the body.
- Raw Garlic is a potent natural antibiotic and, while far less strong than modern antibiotics, can still kill some strains of bacteria that have become immune or resistant to modern antibiotics.
- Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
- Garlic dramatically reduces yeast infections due to Candida species.
- Garlic has anti-oxidant properties and is a source of selenium.
- Toothaches - knocks out the infection and relieves pain.
- Kills many fungi on contact including athlete's foot fungus, and Candida species yeast
- It boosts the immune system thereby increasing one's resistance to allergies, colds, anemia, and asthma.
- Garlic is able to increase red blood cells, which increase one's energy and vitality.
- By rubbing the juicy side of a freshly cut clove of garlic on the sensitive areas of where arthritic pain occurs it can alleviate the pain rather quickly.
- Garlic can help blood platelets from sticking together so the body is able to break up blood clots. According to an English researcher, eating one or two garlic cloves a day can help thin the blood thus starting the clot-preventing process. The blood-thinning quality may be beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes.
- Studies also show that people who consume garlic on a regular basis have a lower rate of stomach and colon cancer. Garlic contains phytochemicals that have been proven to retard cancer development and growth.
- Garlic contains vitamins that stimulate the immune system to eliminate toxins and combat carcinogens.
- Garlic can be a memory enhancer. Eleanor Roosevelt attributed her great memory to eating three cloves of garlic a day.
- Eating garlic can act as a calming agent because it is an effective nervine.
- Pesto (Basil, Garlic, Nuts, Olive Oil) is good for constipation relief. Hold the Cheese!
Books have been written about Garlic, and I could go on and on. Only in the past 100 years have we quit using garlic for health purposes although it has been used for health purposes for thousands of years.
Here is a great article on the health benefits of garlic:
For best results, eat garlic raw. Slice or crush and set aside for about 7 minutes then consume.
HOW USE GARLIC MEDICINALLY Get the highest nutritional benefit from your garlic
By researching books, websites, and growing garlic for over a decade, we have accumulated a number of reasons to eat garlic and garlic facts.
To get the most health benefits out of garlic, source heirloom garlic that's grown organically. Unfortunately, most grocery store garlic, which floods the US grocery stores at a low price is cheap because it has been irradiated, sprayed, fumigated and whatever else other countries to do it. This is why it is essential to consume heirloom garlic.
For best result, eat garlic raw. Slice or crush and let set aside for about 7 minutes then consume.