A member of the onion family, garlic, or Allium sativum has been used by people for more than 7,000 years dating back to Egyptian times and before. The first recorded strike in history took place when Egyptian slaves didn’t get their ration of garlic due to a tardy shipment and refused to work. It is useful for both cooking and medicinal purposes.
- Anti-viral anti-fungal and antibacterial
Crushing garlic releases allicin, an antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal compound. This is also what gives garlic it’s pungent smell.
- Vitamins and minerals
Garlic contains a large helping of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Manganese, Selenium, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Iron.
- Anti cancer
Garlic has been shown to have anti-tumor and anti-cancer effects, inhibiting tumor formation. Powerful stuff!
- Protects Against Heavy Metals
The sulfur-containing compounds in garlic protect the organs against heavy metal damage and can reduce blood levels of heavy metals.
- Graceful Aging
Garlic is full of potent antioxidants that guard against alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and dementia.
So crack open a bulb of garlic today and reap the health benefits!