Garlic is one of the most powerful plants. Together with onion, they belong to the same family – Allium. It grows in a lot of parts of the world and it is used as an ingredient in cooking, due to its delicious taste, strong smell and also spicy flavor. It gives good taste to the food and also it is one of the most powerful antibiotics. People use it to heal a lot of ailments and popularly known for its antioxidant, antibiotic, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory and also antibacterial properties.
Nutritional facts for garlic:
Garlic cloves have very high levels of minerals and vitamins. 100 g. provides (in % of the recommended daily intake):
- 95% of vitamin B-6
- 38% of vitamin C
- 18% of calcium
- 22% Phosphorus
- 80% of manganese
- 13% of iron
Consuming it raw have myriads of health benefits and it also works as a powerful medicine. There are a lot of uses of garlic in traditional Chinese medicines.
- It is scientifically proven that it decreases high blood pressure and cholesterol. Daily consumption of it also prevents heart attack and coronary heart disease.
- If you have problems like bug bites, flu, fungal infections, cold, traveler’s diarrhea you should definitely consider trying garlic.
- It can enhance immunity and the body’s ability to remove toxins. If you combine it with onion and ginger it can detoxify your body of chemotherapy.
How to use garlic?
The best way to consume it is raw. That is because allicin, its active ingredient is decentralized from the heat. Before consuming it, you need to crush and slice the clove, and then leave it for 15 minutes.
The fact is, it works best when you eat it on an empty stomach.
How to consume raw garlic and honey:
- Chop 2-3 garlic cloves into small pieces. Take a tablespoon of honey and mix them well.