Garlic is can be considered as a wonder herb as it can be use for a myriad of things. Below is a list of the 7 most outstanding medicinal uses of garlic.
1. Preventing Cancers
Garlic is used to prevent colon cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer.
In relation to prostate cancer research has shown that men in China who eat about a clove of garlic daily seem to have a 50% lower risk of developing prostate cancer. (see http://www.webmd.com)
2. Treating Cancers
Garlic has been used in the treatment of prostate cancer and bladder cancer.
3. Preventing and treating bacterial and fungal infections.
Garlic can be used to prevent and treat fungal infections like ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot and mouth sores. Garlic contains allicin, which has the property to destroy germs which are not killed by penicillin. As such, it is a very powerful germicidal.
4. Preventing and Treating Respiratory conditions
Garlic has a special effect on the bronchial and pulmonary secretions. It can be used to prevent and treat conditions such as cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis.
5. Digestive disorders
Garlic is a gastric stimulant & helps with digestion. It can be used to treat and stomach ulcer, diarrhea, amoebic dysentery, worms, parasites.
6. Cardiovascular disease
Garlic prevents and even reverses the build up of plaque in the arteries and therefore prevents and reverses atherosclerosis. It has been used in post-heart attack therapy, post-stroke therapy, claudication (limpness or pain in legs).
7. Skin problems
It is a great antiseptic. It can be used to treat acne, boils, eczema, fungal infections, insect bites and stings.
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