The world grows over 2 million tons of garlic a year .Do you know why? Cheops in 4000Bc ordained that all the workers building the pyramids must be given an adequate daily ration of garlic for more than fifty ailments. Ancient Greeks & Egyptians were aware of its medicinal properties & they worshipped it as a food for gods.
Allicin contained in garlic gives it the anti-biotic properties. Allicin in raw garlic has been found to be even more powerful than penicillin. Garlic has the broadest spectrum of any anti-microbial known substance. It is rich in sulphur, phosphorus, calcium & iron. Intake of garlic in large amount daily helps reduce the bad cholesterol HDL & increases the level of good cholesterol HDL.
Louis Pasture confirmed the antibiotic effects of garlic in 1858 & proved in laboratory that garlic juice could kill bacteria.
Experiments show that garlic alone can cause a reduction in systolic blood pressure of 20 to 30 points & a diastolic drop of 10 to 20 points. It is an effective blood thinner &reduces body’s production of fat.
Since long garlic is known for its great antiseptic, antibiotic & antifungal properties. Garlic vapour is known to halt germs at a distance of 25cm &its germ killing power remains potent in blood for about 24 hours. It is a proved fact that when bacteria were put in garlic in garlic extract, they became unproductive & died.
All types of ailments except people suffering from piles & dysentry can be cured with intake of garlic .It is a tonic for sexual debility &impotency also.
Always use fresh garlic because once cut, its oil starts disappearing &its aroma is lost. In that way it does not remain a microbe killer. It is raw garlic alone which can kill bacteria & promote immune functions. Cooked garlic does not lose all its properties . It can still thin blood, lower cholesterol & act as a decongestant.