As far as a food that provides major health benefits, garlic definitely ranks up there as one of the best! While included in many dishes for its strong flavoring ability, it also serves as a treatment for various health ailments. Raw garlic is best to receive all the benefits that garlic can provide.
Its said to be able to prevent and treat a large number of different diseases such as the prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, coronary heart disease, and it can lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels. It can treat and heal ailments such as bug bites, common cold, flu, hay fever, fungal infections, and travelers diarrhea.
It can also control symptoms related to the following:
Diabetes, enlarged prostate, and osteoarthritis. On top of all this, it can eliminate toxins, while strengthening the immune system. This is actually one of its most important benefits. It can also serve as a detox agent when combined with ginger and onion, and can be used after chemotherapy takes place. Garlic in raw form is best, as heat can decentralize the active ingredient in garlic. Crush up and chop the cloves then leave for 15 minutes, then add to food, or take them straight up! Crushing it improves bioavailability, and its best to take on an empty stomach, before drinking or eating anything.
Consume a mix of honey and garlic to really jack your immunity up and improve health to optimal levels. Check this out:
Honey and raw garlic
Go with 2-3 garlic cloves and give them a fine chop, while adding a tablespoon of honey. Take this every day and your energy will skyrocket! Heres a garlic flu tonic that will prevent symptoms, but also treat them as well as soothe a sore throat. Youll see how potent it is once you make it.
Garlic flu tonic-recipe
5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
2 red chili peppers, coarsely chopped
How to make:
Use gloves to prepare this if your skin is sensitive. The natural garlic oils may cause rashes or burns. Take a 350-500ml Mason jar, then add in chopped onion for one layer, chopped garlic for the next layer, then hot peppers with the seed. Add the ginger next. Pour lemon juice in the jar. Then add the organic apple cider vinegar.
Seal it up tight, but leave about 1cm of free space from the rim, and keep the jar in your pantry for regular use to prevent the ailments from occurring, or to have your current symptoms go away.