Garlic is true gift from the nature and is one of the ingredients that is used in almost all kitchens around the world. This plant is amazing, besides it gives unique taste to the dishes it is incredibly powerful in treatment of various ailments.
In addition, raw garlic is amazing and powerful medicine. One of the many medicinal properties of garlic is decrease high blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent coronary heart disease and heart attack. Also, it can stop the effects of atherosclerosis.
Garlic bulb is also beneficial for treatment of everyday health problems such as hayfever, traveller’s diarrhea, cold, flu, bug bites and fungal infections. Moreover, garlic can help you manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis, diabetes, and an enlarged prostate. Another property of garlic is that it can improve your immunity and the body’s ability to remove toxins. When it is combined with onion and ginger, it can aid you detox from chemotherapy.
How to use garlic?
Certainly the best way to consume garlic is raw. Allicin is active ingredient of garlic and is decentralized by heat. You can crush and slice the clove and leave it for 15 minutes before consuming it. When you crush the bulp, it activates a reaction that makes alicin more bio available. It is important to mention that you should eat the garlic on an empty stomach because if the stomach is overwhelmed with food, it has difficulties to process and absorb all the food’s nutrients.
Another suggestion is to chop 2 – 3 garlic cloves into small pieces and mix them with 1 tablespoon of honey. If you take this combination every day, you will notice that you feel much more energized and healthy.
Garlic Flu Tonic
If you have sensitive skin you should wear gloves and don’t rub your eyes when you make this tonic because some of the natural oils can trigger a skin rash or burn.
- 5 roughly chopped garlic cloves
- Roughly chopped ½ yellow onion
- 2 red chili peppers, also roughly chopped
- Squeezed juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
- Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
Method of preparation:
You will need jar of 350 ml – 500 ml. First of all put the roughly chopped onion and after that add the chopped garlic. Next step is to add the red chili peppers, seeds and all.
After that carefully place some chopped ginger. In a separate bowl squeeze the lemon, throw away the seeds and then pour the juice. Finally, add the apple cider vinegar and leave about a cm of room at the top. Close the jar and place it on the counter or in a pantry.
You can use this great tonic remedy for sore throat, cold, and flu.