So How Can Garlic Help Me Out?
When you think of garlic what do you think of? Well some of use it in foods, drinks or other purposes. Others use it too ward off vampires that may be lurking around. Whatever the case may be, did you know that Garlic is known for its amazing health enhancing properties?
Here’s a little history on it….
Garlic belongs to the Allium family of vegetables which also includes onions, chives, shallots and leeks. Garlic has been used for several thousands of years. In ancient Greece they used it by putting it on piles of stones for the ancient Greek goddess Hecate.
In ancient Egypt, Garlic was used in a variety of ways, mainly in foods for its taste. It also known that the pyramid builders would eat it daily for its ability to help them recover quicker and give them strength.
Roman Emperors used it as an antidote for poison.They heavily used it as a way to add flavor to their foods, as well as many other ailments that plagued the time.And the one most of us all know from movies and television shows. Early Europeans used it to ward off demons, wolves, vampires and evil spirits.
One of the many reasons is because of its cancer fighting abilities. Garlic is has high amounts of Geranium, more than any other herb. What's Geranium? It’s an anticancer agent shown in studies to reduce the size in tumors. Thats not all, studies have shown that when garlic that was made into a paste was rubbed on skin tumors, the tumors shriveled and died.
Not just only for cancer, Garlic has been known to help equalize your blood pressure! Garlic is loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals, that are assured to keep you in good health. Garlic has also been shown to help with heart health and to keep your blood and sugar levels in check!
Garlic and Weight loss
Studies have shown that by Garlic being able to stabilize blood, sugar, cholesterol and high blood pressure. It helps to promote a stabilized weight, and that it helps you to lose weight much quicker than without it. The property in Garlic that makes this possible is Acillin. It helps to stabilize levels in the body, therefore helping to decrease that unwanted weight.
Other Ailments and problems Garlic helps
The list could go on forever it seems, but here are a few other things that Garlic helps out with.
- breathing difficulty
- ear infections
- scratchy throats
- insect bites
- colds and much more!!!!!!!
Ways to use Garlic
There are are many ways to use garlic, the main way that most people know about is by seasoning foods with it. Here are 3 other ways you can utilize garlic in your life for better health.
1.Taking a Garlic Bath
I know some of you are probably cringing at this, but don't worry it’s not as bad as it sounds. What you want to do is visit your local farmers market and pick up some garlic cloves. If you live in an area that doesn’t have a farmers market then get some a grocery store, or even in your own backyard. It has been said that the hotter the onion the greater the medicinal purposes. What you want to do next is to crush a few cloves and let it set in air for 15 to 90 minutes so it can form all the metabolites it needs.
Then add it to a quart of water and mix it around so that the the components mix with the water. Then take out as much of the little Garlic pieces out of the water as you can. Some people prefer to leave it in the water, but the choice is up to you. Allow the garlic too sit in the tub for awhile before getting in. Then once you get in sit in the tub for about 30 min to an hour. Make sure you keep yourself entertained so you won't fall asleep in the bathtub. Do not get your hair wet in the garlic water, because the smell is much more potent on your hair then on your skin. You can wait about 30 min to an hour after taking the bath too fully rinse off if you would like.
This is for those times where you are sick, but for some reason you still can't stomach chewing garlic or ingesting it raw. What you want too get is 2 cloves garlic, some water and lemon, and some honey for added taste. Now you don't have to make a gigantic pitcher, you just have to make enough that you drink and benefit from.
3. EATING RAW GARLIC
Eating it raw is way better for you then eating it cooked. The reason being is that when you cook it, it loses a ton of its nutrients, making it less effective than it would be if you ate it raw. So take a clove or two and cut them up and chew on them. Too fight the taste a bit you can spread some honey on the garlic which is also excellent for colds all in itself.