Did you know that garlic is a natural antibiotic?

Maison Boutarin’s photo in Pixabay.      Asians and Egyptians have used garlic for millennia for human health.

The “Powerful”, as it has been known for many millennia, is a native of Central Asia and is still considered today as a miracle agent for our health and beauty.

The composition of Garlic acts as a true natural antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-asthmatic, antioxidant, anticancer powers, among others. In addition to being a cardiovascular protector, it also protects the skin from aging.

The list of benefits of garlic consumption is very wide: it reduces hypertension and poor circulation, helps in renal colic, prevents atherosclerosis, flu, and colds, combats bronchitis, asthma, cough, hoarseness, phlegm, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, migraines, tumors, herpes and skin problems like acne, chilblains, warts or skin irritations. It also works against diabetes and prevents breast and prostate degenerative diseases, for example.

Garlic has long been used in India and China to cure our body’s diseases, and in ancient Egypt on the famous Ebers papyrus of 2550 BC, it is revealed that there were more than 20 garlic-based recipes designed to fight infections, headache, and pharyngitis, besides being considered a food that improved human endurance.

It was only in 1858 that Louis Pasteur proved in the laboratory and documented the anti-infective properties of garlic, known to herbalists thousands of years ago, but over time have been confirmed and developed by other scientists.

In the laboratory, by means of serial dilution, the fresh extract of garlic was able to inhibit and destroy 14 species of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella peneumoniae, and Escherichia coli, which are bacteria that are potentially harmful to our body and cause infections.


ExplorerBob’s photo in Pixabay.       Garlic is also a strong ally against the Salmonella bacteria.

The active power of garlic against bacteria was also verified even using the garlic extract diluted 128 times. A 5% solution prepared with fresh dehydrated garlic showed bactericidal activity against Salmonella typhimurium. A power that is due to allicin, the key component of antimicrobial activity, which is also responsible for the intense smell of garlic. But be careful, the antimicrobial activity of garlic is reduced with boiling since allicin almost disappears during this thermal processing.

Garlic has also proven its effectiveness in fighting Helicobacter pylori bacteria, the major cause of stomach cancer and gastric ulcers.

From the onions, shallots, leek, and chives family, the little garlic has as much power as the personality of its scent and its benefits make it indispensable in any kitchen, particularly in the Mediterranean.

The impact on our lives of frequent consumption of the Powerful Garlic, which according to some studies and websites consulted by us, such as: www.belezaesaude.com; www.tuasaude.com; www.cpyoga.com; or www.curapelanatureza.com; they recommend to eat 2 to 4 grams per day or 1 to 2 teeth.

This text is an awareness. According to the season of the year and the moment in which you are, it is up to each one to feel if they should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.

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