Garlic compounds are transformed into hydrogen sulfide, a chemical that relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow and circulation. Studies conducted by several international websites have shown that hydrogen sulfide plays a key role in preventing heart diseases such as heart attacks, thrombosis, or arteriosclerosis.
Regular consumption of raw garlic may decrease the risk of colon, breast, skin, lung, bladder and prostate degenerative diseases, as well as helping to prevent esophagus and stomach degenerative disease. Thanks to allicin and cysteine, among other components, which are recognized for their antioxidant potential. According to a study by the Iowa Women’s Health Study, which tracked 41,837 women aged 55-69 over five years, found that there is an association between garlic consumption and a decreased risk of colon degenerative disease.
As it contains sulphurous compounds, garlic helps in the detoxification work promoted by the liver, activating enzymes that inhibit bacterial growth and favors the elimination of substances that are no longer needed by the body and which will be metabolized and excreted by the bile.
Garlic has a great source of vitamin B6, which is the key for having a healthy immune system and for the efficient growth of new cells. By increasing immune resistance, it decreases anxiety and tiredness. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore very used in the fight against bacterial, viral and fungal infections, such as flu, cough, allergies and respiratory problems such as bronchitis and asthma. An old recipe reveals that at the first signs of the flu, you should eat a clove of garlic dipped in honey, it enhances the immune system and thus prevents cold.
Garlic can boost testosterone levels and improve blood circulation that stimulates the production of nitric oxide and enzyme oxide, which can improve libido and help with erectile dysfunction.
The powerful garlic is also beneficial to the gastrointestinal tract, reducing intestinal fermentation processes and also relieves gastric discomfort. It can be a powerful stimulant of the appetite, it helps to have a good digestion of food and avoids the acidity of the stomach. It is also a blood sugar regulator as it increases the level of circulating insulin, which can help in the control and treatment of diabetes.
Garlic contains high levels of iodine making it a very effective product in the treatment for the conditions of hypothyroidism. And it also helps in situations of renal stresses, since the garlic makes expel the toxins of the body, eliminating the excess of liquid, sodium, and potassium.
Ear infection can be fought through this natural antibiotic. Place a clove of garlic crushed in a gauze under the earlobe for a few minutes. Alternatively place a raw, peeled garlic clove in each ear and take a deep breath four times in a row and repeat the act four or five more times.
Putting some crushed garlic directly on the affected tooth helps to relieve the pain, due to its antibacterial and analgesic properties. However, care must be taken as the garlic can be irritating to the gums.
Make a paste with crushed garlic, and apply directly on the skin in the injured area to mitigate or eliminate the pain. Usually, we don’t do it because of its very intense smell, but in an emergency case, it is excellent.
Colds and infections
Eating raw garlic is the best option. But you can also opt for water or garlic tea. For example, put three cups of boiling water tea and pour five cloves of garlic grated for three minutes. Then add lemon juice and honey, stir well, drain and drink several times a day.
Other beneficial applications
Garlic helps curb hair loss thanks to its high levels of allicin. Make a shake of six cloves of garlic in 300 ml of water and apply to the scalp, massaging for two minutes. Then just wash normally with shampoo.
Crush a clove of garlic and put the paste on your face before bed. The powerful garlic helps to deflate the skin affected by blackheads and pimples.
Apply the crushed garlic on the canker sores for a few minutes. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce pain and swelling.
Mix olive oil and garlic over low heat until the garlic cloves are cooked. After cooling, spread on the skin over ingrown hairs. The anti-inflammatory properties of garlic relieve the ingrown hairs.
Calluses and warts
Crush or slice a clove of garlic. Put the garlic on the callus, wart or ingrown nail and make a band-aid or put cotton and tape over it. Do this before lying down and let the garlic act overnight and remove band-aid in the morning. Repeat the operation for another day or two and say goodbye to callus, ingrown nail or wart. Put the garlic only on the callus or wart, as the power of the garlic can burn the skin.
Due to its antifungal properties, garlic can be a good way to eliminate chilblains and itchy feet. Dip your feet in the bidet or in a basin of hot water with crushed garlic.
Regular consumption of garlic in food already protects against insect bites and their effects such as malaria. However, if we are outdoors we can rub garlic crushed right into the skin or garlic water, it will work as a natural repellent.
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.