Garlic is really a true gift from our nature. It is one of the ingredients which is used in almost all kitchens around the world. It gives unique taste to our foods. It is incredibly powerful in treatment of various diseases. In addition, raw garlic is amazing and powerful medicine.
Amoung many, One of the medicinal properties of garlic is it decreases high blood pressure and cholesterol and also prevents coronary heart disease and heart attack. Beside it can also stop the effects of atherosclerosis.
Garlic bulb is also beneficial for treatment of everyday health problems such as hayfever(common condition that shows signs and symptoms similar to a cold with sneezing, congestion, runny nose and sinus pressures), traveller’s diarrhea, cold, flu, bug bites and fungal infections.
Moreover, garlic can help you manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis, diabetes, and an enlarged prostate.
Garlic can improve your immunity and the body’s ability to remove toxins when it is combined with onion and ginger, it can aid you detox from chemotherapy.
How to use garlic?
The best way to consume garlic is raw. Allicin is active ingredient of garlic and is decentralized by heat. We can crush and slice the clove and leave it for 15 minutes before consuming it. When we crush the bulp, it activates a reaction that makes allicin more available.
It is important to mention that we should eat the garlic on an empty stomach because if the stomach is full with food, it has difficulties to process and absorb all the food’s nutrients.
Raw Garlic and Honey
Furthermore, we can chop 2 – 3 garlic cloves into small pieces and mix them with 1 tablespoon of honey. If we take this combination every day, we will notice that we feel much more energized and healthy.
Garlic Flu Tonic
If we have sensitive skin to garlic, we should wear gloves and must not rub our eyes when we make this tonic because some of the natural oils can trigger a skin rash or burn.
- 5 roughly chopped garlic cloves
- Roughly chopped ½ yellow onion
- 2 red chili peppers, also roughly chopped
- Squeezed juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
- Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
Method of preparation:
We need jar of 350 ml – 500 ml. First of all put the roughly chopped onion and after that add the chopped garlic. Next step is to add the red chili peppers, seeds and all.
After that carefully place some chopped ginger. In a separate bowl squeeze the lemon, throw away the seeds and then pour the juice. Finally, add the apple cider vinegar and leave about a cm of room at the top. Close the jar and place it for sometime.
We can use this great tonic remedy for sore throat, cold, and flu.