At a time when antibiotics and other pharmacy products did not exist, a bulb of garlic represented a whole pharmacy industry due to the broad range of health benefits including antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antioxidant, and immune stimulant. Â In 1858 Louis Pasteur wrote about how garlic killed bacteria. Even back then, he realized that garlic was effective against strongly resistant bacteria.
The use of garlic for medicinal purposes dates back thousands of years.
Ancient civilizations, Â and even up until about 50 years ago so so have been using garlic to combat a long list of health concerns including plague, influenza epidemic, typhoid fever, diphtheria, cholera, tuberculosis, respiratory system diseases, inflammation, parasitic infestations, spider bites, snake bites, wounds and skin infections.Â
Even though people have been using garlic for thousands of years, here in the United States, we supposedly have the FDA to protect us. Â Many European countries have widely accepted the use of herbal medicine, and Germany has listed garlic on the Commission E (their regulatory agency for herbs) list of approved herbs and even has a suggested dosage to help reduce heart disease risk. Â But despite modern empirical and clinical evidence as to the power of garlic in treating or reducing the risk of cancer, infection, heart disease, heart attack, reducing blood cholesterol and reducing frequency or duration of colds and flu, Â the establishment power centers in our country are shutting out the truth about what we really need to know.Â In fact, because of the amazing healing properties of garlic as a medicinal herb,Â if fresh raw garlic were to be sold and labeled with what it actually can heal, such as Â “Garlic helps prevents heart disease, cancer, and can cure bacterial infections”, Â it would be yanked off the market.
Here are 31 reasons why you should love garlic:
- Garlic has antibiotic properties. This has been tested in vitro research studies.
- Reduces cholesterol. Proven in clinical studies.
- Strengthens the immune system-proven.
- It’s an Â anti-cancer agent. Scientists from around the world are convinced that garlic contains compounds that are a potential remedy against cancer. Read More→