Garlic is a popular kitchen ingredient because, well, a lot of people love its pungent flavor. And, of course, it also has a long list of health benefits… a really long list of health benefits, since garlic is also one of the most extensively researched and widely used plants. So, for example, we know that garlic can be used to treat:
Infections: Garlic has natural antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It can be used to treat anything from athlete’s foot (usually by soaking in an infusion of garlic), ear infections, as well as prevent colds and so on. There is also evidence that garlic may even help prevent certain types of cancer by boosting our own immune system.
High blood pressure: Garlic is known to be able to relax artery walls, thus improving blood flow… and improved blood flow is one of the best ways to avoid strokes.
High blood sugar: Garlic can also increase insulin levels in our body, which helps push down blood sugar levels. It’s not a cure for diabetes, but it definitely helps.
And like I mentioned earlier, the list of garlic’s health benefits is incredibly long and includes some surprising entries such as getting rid of worms and treating yellow fever. Want to know more? Click here for one of the most recommended reference for garlic-based folk remedies…