Garlic, of scientific name Allium sativum,L., belongs to the Lilac family and its bulb is widely used in cooking and home medicine. Since antiquity, garlic has been attributed the effect it had on abdominal gases and gastric flatulence. In 100g of garlic, we can find calcium salts, phosphorous and iron, lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), Niacin, vitamin C, ajoena and allicin. Vitamins play an important role in health, stimulating the body to eliminate toxins and even preventing certain types of cancer. Ajoena, is the substance present in garlic that prevents bacteria from secreting the ramnolipid toxin, which destroys the white blood cells in the body. With these benefits, garlic can aid in the treatment with conventional antibiotics.
Benefits Behind Garlic
Allicin, is a yellowish-colored liquid that only appears from when garlic is chewed or cut. This substance plays a very important action in defending the plant against insects, fungi and bacteria existing in the soil fauna itself, besides being responsible for its strong characteristic odor, besides, of course, these substances being the main responsible for the medicinal benefits that the eye has. It is able to eliminate 23 types of bacteria, including salmonella. It is indicated for respiratory problems, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, pneumonia, phlegm, etc. They cause the sputum to lose its purulent appearance. It fights cough, being a great remedy against colds and flu. It can be used in the treatment of varicose veins. Crumpled with olive oil has positive effect against constipation, favors digestion, fights intestinal toxins and favors the expulsion of worms, even solitary. As vermífugo uses garlic infused to milk. It has good results when used as tonic, antiseptic, blood purifier, diuretic, febrile and as an aid in the treatment of diseases such as diabetes, uric acid, cholera, insomnia, rheumatism and ulcers. Externally can be used garlic against calluses, warts, scabies, spots on the skin, among others. There may be an allergic reaction in people with hypersensitivity to allicin. At high doses symptoms such as stomach pain, kidney pain, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness may appear.
Treatments that garlic can help
Uric acid: Take garlic water 3 or 4 times a day. Knead the garlic and soak with water for 6 hours and strain.
Asthma: Garlic juice with lemon and propolis is recommended. Beat in the blender 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 20 likes of propolis. Divide into 4 portions and take throughout the day.
Bronchitis: Garlic juice with lemon and propolis is recommended. Beat in the blender 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 20 likes of propolis. Divide into 4 portions and take throughout the day.
Phlegm: Garlic juice with lemon and propolis is recommended. Beat in the blender 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 20 likes of propolis. Divide into 4 portions and take throughout the day.
Flu: Can be used in infusion with water, lemon and ginger.
Insomnia: Take garlic water.
Worms: Boil 250 ml with some crumpled garlic cloves. Take throughout the day.
– BALBACH, A., BOARIM, D. Vegetables in Medicine. 2a ed., p.69-75, 1992.
– OUR GARLIC. Free distribution of ANAPA. June 7, 2010. Benefits of garlic. p. 18-19.