One of the most powerful gifts from nature is definitely garlic. Its power is immense. Its flavor is very delicate, unique and strong and people use it mostly in the cuisine to prepare dressings, meat, chips, pretzels, bread etc.
It has been popular and appreciated since ancient times. People in ancient Egypt have used it as a natural way to boost their productivity, circulation, strength, as well as to fight insect infestation. The soldiers used it to enhance their courage and to prevent skin issues.
Even the ancient Romans used it! They used garlic to treat gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, joint and issues. In China and Japan, it was a very popular remedy against respiration as well as indigestion issues.
In a Jewish text from the II century called the Talmud, garlic was found to be prescribed as a natural treatment of parasites as well as numerous other disorders. People have also used it in Early America, the Renaissance and the Middle Ages.
Even scientific studies have confirmed the numerous properties garlic has. Here are only some of its benefits:
- Treats fungal infections
- Detoxifies the body
- Prevents high blood pressure
- Boosts the immune system
- Prevents heart attacks
- Regulates cholesterol levels
- Heals bug bites
- Prevents atherosclerosis
- Prevents coronary heart disease
- Relieves hay fever and cold symptoms
- Treats traveler’s diarrhea and motion sickness
- Garlic controls the symptoms of diabetes, enlarged prostate and osteoarthritis effectively.
In today’s article, we’re going to present you 2 effective recipes that are going to help you enjoy the benefits of this amazing vegetable!
Allicin is the compound that offers garlic its amazing properties. It can be destroyed by heat, so it would be the best to crush the garlic clove or chop it. Then, leave it aside to stay like that for 15 minutes. It will release the beneficial compound. You can add it into any food then. Its bioavailability will be boosted immensely.
Garlic and Honey Recipe
This amazing natural remedy will improve your complete immune system!
- 2-3 raw garlic cloves chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey
Combine all of the ingredients well. Take this remedy every day to energize your whole body and increase your immunity.
Garlic Flu Tonic Recipe
This is a recipe for a tonic that will also improve your immunity and can be especially used in the treatment of the flu as well as various common colds.
- 2 chopped red chili peppers
- 1 juiced lemon
- Some raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 5 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar that will be of 350-500 ml. Add them gradually e.g. in layers.
You should first add the garlic, then the chili peppers, ginger, and the lemon juice and the apple cider vinegar in the end. Leave 1 centimeter of space from the rim.
The jar should be sealed tight. Keep it in the pantry.
Use it regularly to help you against different health issues, prevent symptoms and improve your immunity!