Garlic has long
been praised for a multitude of purposes based in fact, lore,
superstition and science.
Everything from superstitions or occult properties like fending off the
undead, living dead and
spectres; to sound, scientific uses like fending off illness and
disease. Its attributes are many
and people's interest have resurfaced over the past 20 or more years
kindling remarkable studies and modern myths as well. The
sparks of popularity it has kindled throughout history definitely comes
and goes but one constant is it's many unwaivering attributes and
legends whether real or imagined.
Here are a few
- Studies show that garlic
houses similar properties as penicillin causing the same mechanism of
action! Like, allicin, (garlic's main component) Penicillin inhibits
the activity of bacterial sulfydral enzymes. And without the side
effects possible of penicillin.
- Each bulb contains properly
balanced doses of many vitamins: A, B1, C & E. Including the
- Sulfur, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, & iron
as well as a score of trace elements.
- It is one of the few foods
which contains an adaptogen called germanium. Germanium is a substance
that promotes healing by alerting the immune system, reducing harmful
deposits and destroying free radicals -- those dangerous by-products
that float throughout the body and cause a breakdown in health. Also
radiates Gurwitch rays, a peculiar type of ultraviolet ray emitted by
garlic. These rays are known to stimulate cell growth and activity and
have a rejuvenating effect on all bodily functions.
- Over 70 different sulfur
compounds in garlic will work together to initiate such biological
Overcomes the threat of hurtful organisms that are in the system and
lie in wait to initiate illness. It is confirmed to be
antibiotical against botulism, diarrhea, staph, dysentery,
tuberculosis, typhoid and the list goes on! One researcher has recorded
72 different infections that could be overcome with the use of garlic.
Giving garlic the broadest spectrum of any antimicrobial
substance thus far identified. Suggesting that garlic may well be
the perfect food.
Helps to protect against pathogenic yeast of the candida species and
dermatophytosis or skin infections as seen on the feet.
- Antiviral: Useful against various influenza
disorders, herpes and skin lesions such as warts.
- Other possible attributes
which have thus far yielded dramatic results but require more research
for confirmation include, though have not been limited to:
immunity - Research indicates that garlic assists in the
destruction of 140-160% more cancer/killer cells than those who do not
- Blood pressure
- Garlic's legendary reputation for lowering blood pressure is becoming
closer to factual evidence instead of theory every day. Physicians who
treat their patients with garlic for high blood pressure noticed a
significant decrease, 20 to 30 mm. in one week by taking large amounts
of garlic preparations!
- Garlic is becoming recognized as capable of reducing blood
cholesterol and actively protect against heart disease. Specifically
important is its capacity to thin the blood and prevent embolisms
(internal blood clots).
- Garlic contains Gurwitch Rays which have the property of reducing
cancer growth and may even prove to be a potent preventative.
something so good
give you such bad
Allicin is the offender here. Allicin, the
powerful and volatile chemical
in garlic, remains dormant until the bulb is crushed, bruised or
violated; the strong smell is prone in both types whether purple or
white. Try these remedies to decrease the unpleasant side
mouth with lemon juice in warm water (the stronger the lemon
juice the better some say).
peel to sweeten your breath. Orange peel is considered to be
consume raw garlic for it's benefits try doing so with grated carrots.
This will often decrease the after garlic, garlic breath.
anise, fennel or dill seed.
a roasted coffee bean is said to cleanse the breath.
Eating a freshly washed apple
is also said to be beneficial in decreasing
- Garlic in East
Indian Homes: "Rashona" is a tonic of digestive,
reproductive, and circulatory systems. In Sanskrit, rashona means
one taste", garlic lacks the sour taste.
- Garlic root is hot and pungent, high in sulphur-bearing
amino acids for
- Garlic leaves are bitter, pulling the toxins out of the
- Garlic Seed is sweet and nutritive.
- Raw cloves, two or three eaten daily has these
effects: Garlic thins
the blood, premotes circulation, and cleanses fungus from the lungs and
can reduce blood pressure.
- Garlic is a hot, stimulating herb that is not recommened
for those with
inflammatory condition, fevers, and thin blood.
- Herbal Lore of
Garlic: The Herb of endurance, having magical powers
against evil. Some cultures believed like repelled like; others
attraced like -- regardless, the Garlic was sacred and
It is particularly associated with the Greek Goddess Hecate
or the Roman
preceding information appears strictly as a curiosity, historical
notation and FAQ. None of the information is implied or intended
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be that dietary, medical or otherwise. Nor does it intend to
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doing so will get the anticipated or described results. Any use
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Created: 8:26 PM 3/15/1995
Updated: 1:38 AM 9/25/2004