The Health Benefits of Garlic

The health benefits of garlic:

  • Fights infections
  • Contains cancer-preventing chemicals
  • Thins the blood
  • Reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Prevents and relieves chronic bronchitis
  • Acts as an expectorants

Fights Infections


There’s no doubt that garlic destroys bacteria. The compound in garlic that acts as an antibiotic is allicin, which is formed when garlic is crushed.

If the aroma – hence allicin – is destroyed, as in cooking, garlic is no longer a microbe killer, although the health benefits of garlic don’t stop there, it can perform other therapeutic functions.

Tests even have found raw garlic more powerful than penicillin and tetracycline.

Literally hundreds of studies confirm garlic braod-spectrum antibiotic activity against a long list of microbes, including botulism, tubercolosis, diarrhoea, Candida infections, staph, dysentery and thyphoid.

According to one count, seventytwo separate infectious agents are deafeted by garlic.

A researcher said: “Garlic has the broadest spectrum of any antimicrobial substances we know of. It’s antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiprotozoan and antiviral.”


Posted on January 1, 2013, in Herbal Foods. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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