The Natural Health Benefits of Garlic Garlic is an amazing superfood.
Here are some interesting facts about garlic: • In Russia garlic is called “Russian Penicillin”.
Research shows that garlic contains over 400 different health enhancing chemical components and compounds.
Garlic contains a phytochemical called “allicin” which is produced when garlic is chopped, minced or chewed. This protects your body from ailments including bacterial infection and excessive cholesterol. Garlic reduces cancer risks and can slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Garlic causes abnormal cells to self destruct making it a anticancer agent. Garlic has been used to treat sore throats, warts, ear infections, yeast infections, sinusitis, asthma and congestion • Garlic attacks infections, boosts your immune system, cleanses arteries and veins.
Reduces cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. Garlic was used as an antiseptic to prevent gangrene during World War 1 and World War II. The sticky juice within the bulb cloves is used as an adhesive in mending glass and porcelain.
Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years. Garlic has spiritual and religious uses in some cultures. Some cultures use garlic as a sexual stimulant.
These are just some of the natural health benefits of garlic! I think we should all eat more garlic on a daily basis! Medical experts suggest chewing one or two cloves of garlic a day.