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Garlic, beneficial to help prevent cardiovascular ailments

 

What is garlic good for ? Garlic is surely one of the best known and most used food-medicine in the world. And the medicinal use of garlic is not limited to our times, civilizations as ancient and prosperous as the Egyptian knew well the medicinal properties of garlic and took advantage of them to care for and improve their health.

Garlic is a cheap and natural remedy that we all always have on hand in the kitchen. In addition to common garlic, black garlic is also highly appreciated in China , both for its therapeutic properties and for its use in traditional cuisine.

How to take garlic?

To obtain all the therapeutic benefits of garlic, it is preferable to consume it raw, without cooking, crushed and on an empty stomach (like water with lemon ).

As it is already crushed, you do not have to chew it and thus the odor it can leave in the mouth is minimized, which you can easily eliminate with a simple home remedy : gargle or swish with a little water with bicarbonate and you will be able to eliminate the breath from Garlic.

Garlic is the bulb of the Allium sativum plant , which belongs to the same botanical family as onions and leeks (or garlic porridge).

Medicinal properties of garlic

The benefits of garlic for health are due to components such as allicin, ajoene, adenosine and we can highlight its content in minerals and vitamins as important as iron, magnesium and vitamins C, B1, B6 and E.

Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, antibacterial, stimulant, anticoagulant, cardioprotective, antihypertensive, vasodilator, expectorant, analgesic properties.

Benefits of garlic consumption

It helps us fight fungi, viruses and bacteria.

Stimulates the production of serotonin, something important for episodes of stress and depression

Helps protect against cardiovascular ailments

It can be crushed and applied externally to clean and disinfect wounds.

Garlic helps us to expel bronchial mucus, something very convenient in flu and colds

Helps us rest and sleep better

Improves blood circulation

Garlic can help lower cholesterol

Accelerates cold recovery

It has a prebiotic effect , being beneficial for our bacterial flora

It is beneficial in cases of high blood pressure

Promotes the regulation of blood glucose levels

Garlic is an excellent blood cleanser

Improves inflammatory ailments ( turmeric or turmeric is another very effective natural anti-inflammatory)

There are studies that show a relationship between increased consumption of garlic and a decrease in some types of cancer such as colon, pancreas, breast, stomach and esophagus.

Contraindications of garlic consumption

The abuse of garlic can cause irritation of the stomach lining in sensitive people.

It can interfere with the action of some medications, especially anticoagulants. If you are under medical treatment, consult your particular case with your doctor.

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As always, we recommend that when buying garlic, you opt for an organic garlic , more respectful with the environment and healthier for you and yours.

 

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