Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic has long been a popular herb to add to recipes for the flavor and smell that it adds to favorite dishes. Few people however realize the health benefits that fresh or supplemental garlic can provide. Over the years, garlic has long been used as an herbal medicine to treat a variety of conditions.
Heart and Blood System
Garlic is used to treat a wide variety of heart and blood system conditions including:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- heart disease
- heart attack
- atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
Immune System Support
Taking garlic supplements or eat garlic can reduce your risk of catching a cold virus as well as help you feel better faster when you do get sick. Other immune system support conditions include:
- stomach ache
- sinus congestion
- health liver function
Garlic is a warm herb, meaning it warms the body so it also follows that garlic would be effective as an anti-fungal medicine. Some people use garlic oil on their skin to treat fungal infection, warts, corns, rung woe, athlete’s foot, and other skin irritation issues.
Other Health Benefits of Garlic
Other lesser known health benefits of garlic include preventing tick bites, snake bites, diarrhea, bacterial infections, and some types of cancer. Some also use garlic to treat an enlarged prostrate.
Garlic can be taken in a capsule form or fresh/raw in your favorite recipes.
My family and I enjoy the health benefits of garlic in a variety of forms including the following: