To be honest, after reading an article in “Backwoods Home Magazine,” it was then I became remotely aware of the Healing Powers of Garlic.
It spoke of Garlic poultices being applied to the chest for use in coughs or chest congestion. It also spoke of the benefits of ingesting a quarter clove of Garlic daily.
I will get Sinus Infections from time to time, some severe, and now when I feel the onset of one, I crush a clove of garlic, put it on a small piece of napkin, wrap it up well, just barely wet the napkin with hot water, then put the poultice in the nostril on the side where I feel the sinus infection coming on.
I then breathe deeply for a minute or so, then swap to the other nostril. I repeat this a couple three times, maybe 3-4 times daily until I feel the infection subsiding.
I’m by no means stating for you to stop seeing your Doctor, and personally, I have a great primary care Doctor, who actually advocates the use of herbal or all-natural products.
There are occasions where he has a few minutes to spare and we discuss alternative treatments.
Anyway…here are some other health benefits in regards to garlic that I’ve found reading an article here and there.
I’m sure there are more, but you will at least get an idea of the potential these products have in regards to our health. These are basically my thoughts in several of these areas.
A Possible Preventative in Certain Cancers- I do know this much. You pretty much are what you eat to a big extent.
This being said, I believe one reason for cancer being some rampant today, is exactly that…what we’re ingesting.
Stop and ponder the preservatives, and other additives as well, used in the manufacturing of our food products today.
A prime example is one that I personally know growth hormones are used in raising livestock for commercial use.
The animals grow off faster…more weight, meaning more profit.
When’s the last time you could find a 2-1/2 to 3 pound fryer chicken? I can’t. The birds we find in the market place today are all much larger.
You have the same problem in GMO vegetables.
Hybrids grown for today’s marketplace with built in pest resistance, bred for higher yields per acre, even to the extent they’re immune to some herbicide products, Roundup as an example, all used for weed control.
They’re also picked earlier than normal to insure quality because of the amount of time involved in getting the product from field to table.
The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Garlic Juice
- Stimulates Digestive Enzymes
- Boosts Immune System
- Lowers Cholesterol Levels
- Lowers Risk of Blood Clots
- Reduces Blood Pressure
This alone takes away nutrient value for you and your family, and sacrifices the good, old time taste you used to get in your vegetables simply because they were truly…vine ripened.
So, as far as garlic being a Cancer Preventive, I guess school is still out on that one, BUT, eating right, putting the right amount of good nutritious food into your system has GOT to build your immune system and with that being the case, I’m sure garlic and any number of other products would all be excellent cancer preventative foods.
Blood Thinning Properties– Garlic seems to be a good, natural blood thinner, and because of this garlic may help in the prevention of blood clots.
If you are already on blood thinning prescription meds, please check with your Doctor before using garlic.
Good Heart Health- Garlic can lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, lower the risk of coronary disease, and artery hardening.
Garlic Does Boost Your Immune System- In the World wars, garlic was used to fight gangrene, and I believe was nicknamed “Russian Penicillin.”
Acne Control– The antioxidants in garlic kill bacteria, so simply rubbing a sliced clove of garlic on a pimple is an effective natural remedy.
Diabetes– Garlic actually regulates blood sugar levels through increased insulin release.
A few other benefits of Garlic Nutritional Values are helping in combating allergies, treating skin infections, it may aid preventing weight gain, and even has properties aiding in stirring up your passions, this through its ability to increase blood circulation.
Garlic Juice is an excellent source of:
- Vitamin B6
Garlic Juice is a good source of:
- Vitamin C