Garlic P.E. 4:1
Garlic is the dried root of Allium sativum, a member of the lily family. Garlic grows in a bulb that consists of a number of cloves. Each clove is protected by a layer of skin, but all are held together in one larger unit by additional layers of skin. The plant has been used for both culinary and medical reasons. The plant has been used to protect against infections, to lower blood cholesterol and fat levels, and to help with digestion. It has antibacterial, antiviral as well as lipid lowering properties and the intact fresh herb contains alliin which is degraded by the enzyme alliinase to the end product allicin. Garlic essential oil is overpowering, and should not be used by people suffering from acute lung or digestive problems, when skin ailments such as eczema are present, or with any metabolic illness.
Here are some of the uses: -Garlic lowers blood pressure a littleGarlic lowers LDL Garlic helps reduce atherosclerotic buildup (plaque) within the arterial system -Garlic lowers or helps to regulate blood sugar. -Garlic helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of strokes and thromboses -Garlic helps to prevent cancer, especially of the digestive system, prevents certain tumors from growing larger and reduces the size of certain tumors. -Garlic may help to remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the body. -Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. -Garlic has anti-oxidant properties and is a source of selenium