Garlic is so ancient that no one is sure of its origin; it is thought to have evolved from the wild garlic family of central Asia and has been used for centuries for its health giving benefits. Allicin is one of the active ingredients responsible for garlic’s ability to suppress the formation of cancer cells and enhance the immune systems ability to slow the spread of malignant tumors. It its antibacterial, antimicrobial, cting against a wide range of bacteria, garlic also has the ability to stimulate the production of white blood cells, preventing blood clots.
Garlic is an essential herb when considering anti aging remedies, the reason for this is due to the powerful antioxidants it contain,s including quercetin, vitamin C and selenium an antioxidant known to mop up free radical damage. In addition, garlic contains manganese, an important building block of the antioxidant enzyme called superoxide dismutase, an enzyme that helps repair cellular damage and reduces the damage done to them by superoxide, which is the most common free radical known in the body, found both in the dermis (lower layer of the skin and the epidermis the protective layer of the skin. it is the key to the production of healthy fibroblasts, the skin-building cells, research has shown that superoxide dismutase, acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in the body, neutralizing free radicals that cause wrinkles and precancerous cell mutations.
Garlic has numerous benefits for natural beauty, even with the development of modern antibiotics and a more sophisticated understanding of microbiology, garlic is still regarded by many health practitioners as the first line treatment for infectious disease. Garlic fights gastro intestinal infections and infestations such as dysentery, typhoid, threadworm and tapeworm, it is unique in the fact that it contains a volatile oil, that is mostly excreted through the lungs, making it an excellent remedy for respiratory disorders such as bronchitis, catarrh, influenza and whopping cough. Garlic combats fungal infections such as yeast infections, athlete’s foot and ringworm and is a standard ingredient in anti Candida diets, as it encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria and inhibiting pathogens.
One of the most important popular medicinal uses for garlic is for treating cardiovascular disease. It acts on the circulatory system to reduce the level of blood fat and cholesterol and decreases the tendency of the blood clot, over time garlic will also significantly lower blood pressure. Garlic is a superfood that has numerous health benefits, for many, the pungent smell is to intense when taken in its natural state , but this can be neutralized by taking parsley.