Garlic ranks as one of the most potent remedies of all time. For effectiveness and health benefits, it even challenges some of the conventional medicines of the 21st century, including laboratory antibiotics.
Natural Pharmaceutical Treasure Chest
Known for 3500 years around the world for its healing as well as preventative properties, garlic is today being rediscovered by scientists. At last count, researchers have found that garlic contains over 400 different health-enhancing chemical components and compounds – a veritable all-natural pharmaceutical treasure chest. The breakdown of allicin in garlic releases the majority of the chemical components of garlic, particularly by crushing or chewing raw garlic. Powerful sulfur compounds in garlic kill and inhibit an astounding assortment of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, parasites and worms, frequently on contact. They also work within the body’s vital systems, such as the circulatory, digestive, immunological, to promote detoxification, cleansing, lowering blood pressure, strengthening the immune system and healing. All in all, garlic helps promote good health.
What Garlic Can Do: A Short List
- Fights respiratory diseases
- Inhibits cancer
- Kills herpes on contact
- Thins blood
- Is an anti-oxidant
- Lowers blood sugar
- Lowers cholesterol
- Treats HIV/AIDS infections
- Strengthens the immune system
Remarkably, researchers at such prominent institutions as Mayo Clinic and Loma Linda University Medical School in California have found that garlic can be effective and shows promise in treating some of the dreaded diseases of our time, such as coronary heart disease, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS infections. Garlic is also competing with the major conventional antibiotics as an effective killer of now such superbugs as Streptococcus and Staphylococcus, potentially very dangerous bacteria, now becoming more and more resistant to many laboratory antibiotics. While bacteria such as enterococcus, staphylococcus and streptococcus can and do develop a resistance to conventional antibiotics such as penicillin, tetracycline, vancomycin and others, they cannot develop a resistance to garlic! Also, while conventional antibiotics destroy the intestinal flora, garlic typically will not.
If anything can be called a “wonder-drug” it would have to be GARLIC.