Amazing history and uses of Garlic

HISTORICAL USE

Garlic is native to Central Asia and Iran although it is now common worldwide.

China produces some 80% of the world supply of garlic and it dates back thousands of years.

Garlic was placed by the ancient Greeks on the piles of stones at crossroads, as a supper for Hecate (Theophrastus, Characters, The Superstitious Man).  Greek and Roman soldiers used it during war to keep themselves healthy.

According to Pliny, garlic and onions were invoked as deities by the Egyptians at the taking of oaths.

In his Natural History, Pliny gives a list of scenarios in which garlic was considered beneficial (N.H. xx. 23).

Garlic was rare in traditional English cuisine (though it is said to have been grown in England before 1548) and has been a much more common ingredient in Mediterranean Europe. When the English came to America, they brought their anti-garlic attitude with them, and it took almost three hundred years – likely because of continuing puritanism influence – for this viewpoint to diminish, though garlic was used as a folk medicine.

PARTS USED AND STORAGE

Peeled cloves may be stored in wine or vinegar in the refrigerator. For personal use, garlic is stored warm (above 64 degrees F) and dry to keep it dormant in a hanging position. Garlic will keep longer if the tops remain attached.

 

 

NUTRIENTS

In the typical serving size of 1– 3 cloves (3– 9 grams), garlic provides no significant nutritional value, with the content of all essential nutrients below 10% of the Daily Value (DV) (table). When expressed per 100 grams, garlic contains several nutrients in rich amounts (20% or more of the DV), including vitamins B6 and C, and the dietary minerals manganese and phosphorus.

If you want the medicinal value, do not cook garlic. The enzyme alliinase is inactivated by heat.

 

 

Just how does it function?

Allicin additionally makes garlic odor. Some items are made “odorless” by maturing the garlic, yet this procedure could likewise make the garlic much less efficient.  The allicin in garlic is stable in the blood and gastric juices of the stomach, but is inactivated by pancreatic juices. Garlic stimulates the gastric juices and has active carminative properties to correct any fermentative and gaseous conditions in the stomach. It arrests intestinal putrefaction and infection, while stimulating the healthful growth of the “friendly bacteria”.  Wherever there is pus, it is a certain and safe remedy.

Garlic preparations standardized for alliin-the storage form of allicin, the key compound of garlic-as well as garlic oil have also demonstrated inhibition of platelet aggregation. (excessive stickiness of blood platelets, which is a risk factor for heart disease and strokes.).

It is effective for those with Asthma because garlic Inhibits lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenases, which generate inflammatory prostaglandins and thromboxanes.

In this country the US Dept of Agriculture has discovered that garlic has large amounts of sulphur compounds-more than other members of its family including the shallots, onions, and leeks. The matter has been investigated only once in India, but what was found coincided well with Soviet discoveries-that those afflicted with high blood pressure have unusually low sulphur levels.

 

MEDICINAL USES

Anciently it was used in both healing and nutrition, as it was known to build physical strength and energy. It is a valuable nervine tonic and is especially useful in lowering hypertension. In the case of low blood pressure, more oxygen is needed to correct this condition. Garlic is a good oxygen carrier.

Various usages consist of therapy of high temperature, coughs, stomach pains, sinus blockage, gout pain, joint discomfort, piles, bronchial asthma, respiratory disease,  reduced blood sugar level, snakebites, bowel issues, consumption, bloody urine, diphtheria, whooping coughing,  sensitivity of the teeth, gastritis, scalp ringworm, and also a sexually transmitted illness called genital trichomoniasis.

 

Garlic is additionally been useful for for:

  • earaches
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  •  menstruation conditions
  •  irregular cholesterol degrees triggered by HIV medicines
  •  liver disease
  • shortness of breath pertaining to liver condition
  • stomach abscess brought on by H. pylori infection
  •  exercise-induced muscular tissue pain
  • cystic fibrocystic breast illness
  •  scleroderma
  •  lead poisoning
  • many different types of cancer

 

A gal used it for canker sores when nothing else worked.  She ate several cloves of garlic throughout the day and it worked.

Garlic has demonstrated significant antifungal activity. 1 clove of fresh garlic is a good dose to effectively treat chronic candidiasis.

Garlic was used as an antiseptic to prevent gangrene during World War I and World War II.

MAKING THE GARLIC IMMUNE FORMULA

This video shows how to make an extract using garlic and other herbs.  Dr. John R Christopher created this formula back in the eighty’s to help ward off the bubonic plague.  If you want to keep viruses away, this is the formula to do just that.

How about using cayenne with garlic!  The capsicum and garlic work in harmony together. The capsicum distributes the virtues of garlic more evenly throughout the system, and, unknown to many, accelerates the antibiotic activities of garlic at a more rapid pace. The equivalent would be taking liquid penicillin orally.

GARLIC-SO MANY USES

There are so testimonies of people that have benefited from the use of garlic.  What is your story?  Please write it in the comments below.  If you know anything else about garlic that I didn’t mention, I would love to hear about that too.

 

Good Health to You

Crystal