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Health Benefits of Garlic & Garlic Supplements


Garlic was lovingly christened “the stinking rose” by the Romans around the first century. Since then, knowledge of eating garlic health and medicinal benefits has spread around the world.

And many garlic health studies show that eating garlic and other allium plants with allicin, such as onions, leeks or chives, on a regular basis offers a whole list of extraordinary health benefits. Plus, garlic is a tasty condiment and planting garlic and growing garlic is extremely easy.

Garlic Health and Medicinal Benefits

The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Indians and Chinese used garlic for the treatment of wounds, tumors, fatigue, worms, parasites and infections. And there’s mounting scientific evidence proving the ancients were right about the health medicinal benefits of garlic.
  • Garlic enhances the immune system to help protect you from bacteria, viruses and infections. It also helps remove heavy metals from the body, like lead and mercury.

  • Raw Garlic is a potent, natural antibiotic, which can kill strains of bacteria that have become resistant to modern antibiotics without the negative side effects.

  • Anti-oxidants in Garlic help prevent certain cancers, especially of the digestive system, can reduce the size of tumors and help prevent them from growing larger.

  • Garlic has also been found to help regulate blood sugar, reduce yeast infections from Candida and is the best source of sulfur, for healthier, less painful joints.

  • And studies show Garlic can lower heart disease and stroke risk by reducing blood pressure, triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, arterial plaque buildup and blood clots.
Planting and Growing Garlic

It's easiest to buy bulbs for seed from someone growing garlic locally. Plant the cloves in the fall, when soil temperatures average about 60 degrees F.

Separate the cloves and plant the larger ones pointy end up, 2 to 3 inches deep and 6 inches apart. Soil should be well drained, composted and healthy, preferably with a pH of 6 to 7.

In the spring, when lower leaves start turning brown, your garlic is ready to harvest. Dig up a bulb to make sure. Growing garlic is pretty much pest free, especially if you're planting healthy garlic cloves. However, a few discriminating rodents are partial to it.

Growing garlic can also protect roses from mildew and black spot and help keep the moles and voles away from your garden. (Not to mention vampires!)

Taking Garlic Supplements

Eric Block, a garlic specialist at New York State University in Albany, has found that many commercial garlic preparations are pretty much worthless. “People are just throwing their money down the garlic hole by buying things that aren’t properly made.”

And Larry Lawson, garlic researcher at the Plant Bio-active Research Institute in Orem, Utah, says he has found, “huge variations in the amount of allicin in commercial supplements.”

Since allicin is the component that gives garlic both its odor AND its powerful effect, deodorized products are of no value whatsoever. That's why you must use "the stinking rose" in all its odiferous glory in order to enjoy the many health medicinal benefits of garlic!

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