Jan. 15, 2022, 6:11 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 356 views)
Garlic (Allium sativum), is used widely in cooking, but it has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history.Studies show that roasting, boiling, heating, or pickling garlic can significantly reduce its allicin content.Therefore, while consuming cooked garlic is beneficial, opting for raw garlic instead maximizes its nutritional value.
1)Garlic Water:This combination of having raw garlic and water first thing in the morning helps you detoxify your body. Garlic is a great alternative to detoxify your body.
Process:Take 5/6 cloves of garlic & mince it.Pour some warm water,add half a lemon juice and drink it on empty stomach before you start your day.
2)Garlic and honey have been used in traditional medicines around the world.Combination of honey and garlic is very beneficial for weight loss and boosting immunity.
Process:Take 12 garlic cloves and remove the papery layer, make sure you don’t peel it,Put these cloves in the jar.Slowly pour the cup of honey in the jar,Do ensure that the cloves are fully submerged in the honey,Cover the mixture with the lid and leave it for a few days,After a few days, open the lid and have it every day to witness great results on your body.
Raw,fresh garlic contains a component Alliin . An enzyme called alliinase is activated when the clove is chopped or crushed. This enzyme converts alliin into Allicin, which has a lot of health benefits.Pure allicin only remains stable in freshly crushed or cut garlic for a short time. But letting garlic sit for 10 minutes after crushing or cutting it may help boost allicin levels.
The best way to consume garlic is by eating raw garlic on an empty stomach as the fresh garlic contains Allicin which gets diluted during the process of cooking.
Health Benefits:Allicin may help guard against health issues like heart disease and cancer.It may also protect against blood vessel damage by helping to lower your:
Blood sugar Blood pressure (both systolic & diastolic BP)Cholesterol(LDL & total)
Some studies have also found that allicin may help your muscles recover faster after you work out.The compound boosts immunity and warding off agents that cause illness, such as viruses and fungi.
Treat athlete’s foot: Garlic also fights fungus. If you have athlete’s foot, soak your feet in garlic water or rub raw garlic on your feet to attack the itch-causing fungus.
Allicin may help ease inflammation and block free radicals that harm cells and tissues in your body.Helps in weight loss.Selenium present in Garlic, can cleanse the liver. It can trigger liver enzymes, and naturally flush out the toxins from your body.
Allicin poses few known side effects and health risks. These may include digestive issues like heartburn,belching and risk of bleeding because this helps keep blood clots from forming drug interactions especially with warfarin,aspirin,vitaminE.
Children, people who are pregnant or nursing, or people who have health conditions should check with their health provider before using Allicin.
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
These famous words are attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often called the father of Western medicine who prescribed garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions.