The Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is thought to work because of its antibiotic and blood cleansing properties.
When using garlic in your food, make sure your crush and chop it up. This will help release the active compounds.
Another way to take garlic is by placing a few cloves in a bottle of olive oil and then drizzle it over a salad.
Anti-Bacterial – Garlic has 1% of the potency of penicillin and can ward off a number of bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptococcal meningitis, Candida albican and Staphylococcus.
The problem with most antibiotics is that bacteria develop resistance to them, however this is not the case with garlic.
These benefits were first realized back in the early 19th century when English priests caught infectious fever. The French priests, who ate garlic every day, didn’t.
Blood Clots – Clinical trials, which were published in the Journal of Hypertension, showed that the blood pressure of volunteers was reduced 1 – 5% after taking garlic supplements.
This may not sound a lot but this small reduction can reduce the chance of a stroke by 30-40% and heart disease by 20-25%
Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and it’s been credited with fighting heart disease, lowering blood pressure and helping to fight off colds.