Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium.
Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo. With a history of over 7,000 years of human consumption and use, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterraneanregion, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used both as a food flavoring and as a traditional medicine.
Garlic (Allium sativum), a herb used widely as a flavoring in cooking, has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases.
Various garlic health benefits have long been claimed and the “stinking rose” treatment has been used extensively in herbal medicine (phytotherapy) down the centuries. Many of the claims are best unproven, however there are some very positive garlic health facts that are now widely accepted. Amongst the most interesting potential applications are suggestions that garlic might be able to assist some people in the management of blood pressure cholesterol levels.
Modern science has shown that garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic, albeit broad-spectrum rather than targeted. The bacteria in the body do not appear to evolve resistance to the garlic as they do to many modern pharmaceutical antibiotics. This means that its positive health benefits can continue over time rather than helping to breed antibiotic resistant “superbugs”.
How To Use Garlic
Garlic is also used for earaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual disorders, abnormal cholesterol levels caused by HIV drugs, hepatitis, shortness of breath related to liver disease, stomach ulcers caused by H. pylori infection, exercise performance, exercise-induced muscle soreness, a condition that causes lumps in the breast tissue called fibrocystic breast disease, a skin condition called scleroderma, and lead toxicity.
Combining garlic with honey is a great way to add raw garlic to your diet:You should take 2-3 cloves of garlic, chop them into small pieces and mix it with a spoonful of honey.
How To Make A Garlic Flu Tonic
Another study found that colds were on average 61% shorter for subjects who ate 2.56 grams of aged garlic extract per day, compared to a placebo group. Their colds were also less severe.
If you often get sick with a cold or flu, eating garlic can help reduce your symptoms or prevent your illness entirely.
If you have sensitive skin, we recommend you to wear gloves:
- 5 cloves of chopped garlic
- Half a chopped yellow onion
- 2 chopped chili peppers
- 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
- Apple cider vinegar, unfiltered and raw
- Juice of 1 lemon
Take a 350ml-500ml mason jar and fill it with the onion first. Add the garlic and the red chili peppers and afterward add a layer of the ginger.
Squeeze the lemon in another bowl, discard the seeds and pour the juice into the jar. In the end, you should add the apple cider vinegar.