One of the most beneficial vegetables on earth, garlic is found in every kitchen in the world. Apart from giving food a specific flavor, it also treats a number of health issues.
Eating raw garlic can help you with a lot of medical conditions and even doctors recommend it. It can help you lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent coronary heart disease and heart attack. It’s also very beneficial in reducing the effects of atherosclerosis.
Garlic can also relieve common health issues including hay fever, traveler’s diarrhea, cold and flu, bug bites and fungal infections. It can also help you manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis, diabetes, and an enlarged prostate. It’s an excellent immune system booster and can give you a full body detox. Moreover, if you mix it with onion and ginger it can alleviate chemo side-effects.
How to use garlic?
The best way to consume garlic is raw, because allicin, its active ingredient is decentralized by heat. Crush and slice the clove and leave it for 15 minutes before consuming it. When you crush the bulb, it activates a reaction that makes allicin more bio available.
It’s also best if you eat the garlic on an empty stomach because it’s easier for your body to absorb the nutrients when your stomach is not full.
Raw Garlic and Honey
Chop 2-3 garlic cloves into small pieces. Mix them with a tablespoon of honey. If you take this combination every day, you will feel more energized and healthy.
Garlic Flu Tonic
Wear gloves if you have sensitive skin and don’t rub your eyes when you make this tonic because some of the natural oils can trigger a skin rash or burn.
½ yellow onion (chopped)
5 garlic cloves (chopped)
2 red chili peppers (chopped)
1 tbsp. of chopped ginger
Squeezed juice of 1 lemon
How to prepare it?
Get a 350-500 ml mason jar. Put the roughly chopped onion, garlic, chili peppers and ginger inside. Next, add the lemon juice. Fill the mason jar with apple cider vinegar, leaving about 1 cm at the top. Close the lid tightly and store the remedy in a cold and dark place. You can start using the tonic remedy for sore throat, cold, and flu.