Garlic | Nutrition Guide | Herbal Guide

Garlic (Allium sativum) is famous for being a natural antibiotic throughout history. It has powerful antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities.

Garlic is the most widely used medicinal plant in history. It prescribed for medical applications in ancient medicinal texts from Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and India.

Garlic Nutrition Herbal Guide

In which conditions garlic can assist?

According to traditional medicine, garlic can support the following conditions when eaten daily or taken as a supplement:

  1. preventative treatment for poor blood circulation
  2. supportive remedy for high blood pressure
  3. reduces cholesterol level
  4. protective against hardening of the arteries
  5. strengthens the immune system against recurrent infections
  6. fight colds and continual coughs  
  7. help to get rid of intestinal worms
  8. helpful in allergic asthma and hay fever 
  9. helps to maintain healthy flora in the intestines
  10. garlic may have a role in the prevention of cancer
  11. considers being beneficial to diabetes since it can help to lower fasting blood glucose

Garlic belongs to the onion family; it has a large variety of uses, both medicinal and culinary.

Garlic has antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal effects due to allicin, the main active compound.

Allicin is a compound produced when garlic is crushed. 

When garlic is chopped or crushed, the enzyme alliinase is activated and produce allicin.

Garlic Nutrition Herbal Guide

 How to prevent garlic breath?

Raw apple, raw lettuce, and mint leaves significantly reduced garlic breath.

Four volatile compounds (diallyl disulfide, allyl mercaptan, allyl methyl disulfide, and allyl methyl sulfide) cause the odour after eating.

So I recommend drinking mint water, eating a lettuce salad or fresh apple to refresh your breath and reduce garlic breath.

How to choose garlic?

Many kinds of garlic are bleached (mostly the ones sourced in China).

Organic garlic is a reliable way of avoiding the bleaching that may be done to make the bulbs look perfectly white.

Garlic Nutrition Herbal Guide

Spicy paste- Zhug recipe

Garlic Nutrition Herbal Guide

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of coriander (washed and dried)
  • 2 medium green chilli peppers
  • 3 cloves of garlic – peeled, crushed (with a wooden spoon and left for about 10 minutes in their skin.
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of olive oil (adjust according to your taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 3 cardamom pods (use only the seeds)

How to prepare?

Blend all the ingredients in the food processor. Keep up to 5 days in a sealed jar in the fridge.

In conclusion, to enjoy garlic health benefits combine it in your diet on a daily basis.

So, cook with garlic and add few cloves of raw garlic to your salads, bread, and sauces 🙂


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