Actions and Uses: Detoxifies the body and protects against infection by enhancing immune function. Lowers blood pressure and improves circulation. Lowers blood lipid levels (cholesterol). Helps stabilize blood sugar levels. This herb aids in the health issues: Arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, cancer, circulatory problems, colds and flu, digestive problems, heart disorders, insomnia, liver disease, sinusitis, ulcers and yeast infections. Good for virtually any disease or infection.
Phytochemical and Nutrient Content: Allllicin, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, quercetin, rutin, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc; vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.
General Information: Garlic is one of the oldest remedies known to humans and it contains many sulfur compounds and volatile oils which give it its healing properties. It is a potent internal and external antiseptic and stimulates our immune system. If all of garlic’s healing weren’t enough, it is just plain tasty. The best way to take advantage of garlic’s healing powers is to add it to your meals like stir-fries, sauces, soups, pickle it and make herbal oils. Roasted garlic makes a very healthy substitute for butter.
Caution: Not recommended for people who take anticoagulants, as garlic has blood thinning actions.