Enormous research has been done on the healing properties of this pungent bulb. It
has been linked to dozens of medical benefits. In fact, garlic’s healing potential
has been recognized for thousands of years. Through the ages, it’s been used to treat
everything from wounds and infections to digestive problems.
Uses and Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is a natural antibiotic. It is anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral and is
known to fight off toxins. In its raw form as well as an extract, it has been used
as a remedy for worms, athlete’s foot, ear infections, yeast infections, pink eye,
etc. Garlic has been shown to fight off cancer by preventing cell changes that lead
to cancer, by stopping tumors from growing or by killing the harmful cells outright.
A substance found in garlic appears to interfere with the ability of cancer cells
to divide and multiply. It is good for the heart and circulation. The many sulfur
compounds found in garlic help smooth blood flow by preventing platelets from sticking
together and clotting. It lowers cholesterol and triglycerides. Scientific evidence
suggests that eating ½ to one clove of garlic a day could reduce cholesterol by 9%.
More commonly, garlic has been used to treat the common cold and flu viruses.
With the increasing ability of bacteria to shrug off antibiotics, research suggests
that garlic may be effective where traditional drugs have failed or are too toxic.
In a study done where infections were unreceptive to antibiotics, garlic effectively
killed the resistant germs.