Garlic- A Power Food


English: A basket of garlic (allium sativum) o...

A Basket of Garlic

 

One of oldest medicinal herbs

Found on Sumerian tablets from 3000 B.C.

Pasteur observed antibacterial properties in 1858

In W.W.I. it was used in bandages to prevent infections

When there was a shortage of antibiotics during W.W.II. it was used by Russian soldiers

It was called the Russian penicillin

Sulphur compounds reduce carcinogenic effects of nitrosamines and N-nitroso compounds

(created in overgrilled meat and during tobacco combustion)

Its family alliaceous promotes apoptosis(cell death in colon, breast,lung, prostate cancers and leukemia)

Studies suggest reduction in kidney and prostate cancer in people who consume the most garlic

Demonstrates properties for protection from heart disease and strokes

Contains anti-inflammatory compounds which aid in protection from asthma and arthritis

Has antiviral and antibacterial compounds that fight harmful microbes that can cause colds, stomach viruses and yeast infections

Regulates blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure and also decreases LDL(bad chlorestoral levels in blood)

 

Check out Anti cancer-A New WAy of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.

Credit is given this doctor for his factual and very detailed information about garlic.

Some facts were also gleaned from Gary Null‘s Power Foods

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