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Garlic is an herb that is grown around the
It is related to onions and chives.

Garlic powder has all of the benefits
of whole Garlic because it is a
powdered version of whole Garlic.

If used as a substitute for fresh Garlic,
1/8 teaspoon of Garlic powder
is equivalent to
1 clove of fresh Garlic
, and 1 1/2 teaspoons
of Garlic powder equals to 3 cloves.

Garlic can be a flavorful addition to your dish
and also double as a
valuable aid to your

Garlic contains antioxidants to kill bacteria,
and also has anti -
inflammatory properties.

Sore Throat:

Chop of mince a clove of Garlic until it's real fine,
then boil water like you do when making tea.
Next, add chopped Garlic to the water, let it
sit in water for a few minutes, then strain.

Let the water cool before drinking.

It soothes the throat by reducing tissue inflammation,
thus also minimizing pain.
Add honey for flavor.

Cold Sores:

To cure, cut a clove in half and apply to the sore.

Colds and / or Coughs:

Garlic provides an immune system boost that can
help protect against colds and flu.

To cure, mince a clove of Garlic and steep it in hot
water for 5 minutes.
Strain and drink.
Add some honey for flavor.


Plant a garlic clove beside a houseplant to keep
all types of pests away.


Benefits of Garlic:

Garlic is a popular remedy for helping to boost
the immune system.

Garlic remedies including raw garlic, commercial
owders, oil and extracts have been used for
millennia, and are popularly thought to be
effective against the common cold.

Volatile oils prepared from the bulbs can also
act as a decongestant and soothe the bronchioles
and alveoli of the lungs clearing unwanted
However, care should be taken to avoid excess
as unwanted side effects including gastric
bloating and aggravated irritable bowel syndrome
have been observed.

Garlic is loaded with vitamins and minerals
like manganese, selenium,
iron, copper, vitamin C,
vitamin B,
potassium, and other antioxidants,
including allicin.

Allicin, a sulphur containing phytonutrient, is
likely to be the source of its
and anti-viral properties.

Allicin also makes garlic smell.
Some products are made "odorless" by aging
the garlic, but this process can also make
the garlic less effective.

Garlic helps boost the immune system and
reduces the severity and length of cold and
flu symptoms.

The results of a 12-week study showed that a garlic
supplement every day reduced the number
colds by 63%.

In another study, participants who took a garlic
supplement were more likely to catch a cold than
were those who did not take garlic; thos
e who
used garlic also got over colds faster.

Studies have also reported that the average
length of cold symptoms were reduced from
5 days to a day and a half.

Both raw and cooked garlic impart health benefits,
but raw garlic may be better.
Research shows that raw garlic has a
nti-viral and
anti-bacterial properties that help protect against
colds and flu, for example.

Garlic lowers the risk of heart diseas
e by lowering
total LDL Cholesterol.

Garlic can enhance the body's ability to dissolve
blood clots that would otherwise increase
risk of heart attacks by closing the arteries.

Garlic each day helps keep blood pressure at bay.
It's active compounds can significantly reduce
blood pressure comparable to prescriptions.

Significant evidence suggests that garlic can play
a role in the prevention of cancer and the slowing
of its progression.

Garlic’s rich phytochemical content delivers
its potential cholesterol-lowering and cancer
fighting characteristics.
Phytochemicals are chemical compounds found
in plants that protect cells from damage that
lead to cancer.

Garlic can help your iron metabolism.
That's because the Diallyl Sulfides in Garl
can help increase production
of a protein called Ferroportin.

Like many natural remedies, it takes a while
for the benefits of garlic to kick in, because you
have to let the vitamins and minerals build up
in your body.

Garlic improves bone

The alkalizing herb is filled with bone
- healthy nutrients such as:
Zinc, Maganese, Vitamin B-6, and Vitamin C.
Garlic also contains:
Vitamin B-1, Potassium, Magnesium, Protein,
Carbohydrates, and water.

Medical Practitioners say Garlic is so powerful
that it cleanses the body from Parasites and
worms, prevents diseases like diabetes,
typhus, and some cancer types.