Garlic is unquestionably one of the most commonly used culinary and medicinal herbs in the world. In spite of its small size, it is unarguably the food which has generated and fed the most legends. Was it its scent, which repelled vampires and witches? Or in fact, was it because of its therapeutic properties, which promoted longevity and fought off pestilence? Possibly a bit of both!
Garlic, true panacea
Studies have revealed its antibiotic, antiviral, anti-parasitical, antioxidant, hypotensive, cardio-protective, diuretic, detoxifying and anti-arthritic properties as well helping tumour prevention activity, notably stomach and intestinal cancers.
Garlic and Cardiovascular diseases
Garlic is a key protector against cardiovascular diseases.
Its hypotensive action helps reduce moderately elevated arterial tension;
It helps improve peripheral blood circulation, a diabetes complication often associated With cardiac troubles;
Its hypolipidemic action helps reduce cholesterol;
It has also revealed anti-platelet activity (blood thinning);
It also helps prevent Atherosclerosis, a disease which affects arterial walls and signifies that these walls are obstructed by deposits of plaque and fatty substances;
- It helps decrease the risk of reoccurrence in instances of existing cardiac troubles.
Garlic has been the object of thousands of scientific studies and is, in most instances, proven to be most effective therapeutically in its aged form.- Back to previous page -