Garlic : Homemade Medicine
Garlic is closely related to onions, leeks, shallots, scallions, and chives. Garlic is used for many conditions related to the heart and blood system. These conditions include high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, inherited high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, reduced blood flow due to narrowed arteries, and “hardening of the arteries”.
Some people apply garlic oil to their skin or nails to treat fungal infections, warts, and corns. It is also applied to the skin for hair loss and thrush. Garlic is used in the vagina for yeast infections. Garlic is injected into the body for chest pain. In foods and beverages, fresh garlic, garlic powder, and garlic oil are used to add flavor. For many years, it’s been claimed that garlic can help fight cancer and infection. It’s also said that garlic may be beneficial for stomach and abdominal problems. Below is shows some of the benefits of garlic..
It’s Reducing Your Cancer Risk
Studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas and breast.
Garlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defenses against cancer, and may have the potential to reduce tumor growth. Studies suggest that garlic can reduce the incidence of stomach cancer by as much as a factor of 12! Research suggests that eating garlic can reduce the risk of developing colon or rectal cancer. Also, in people diagnosed with a certain type of colon and rectal tumors, taking high doses of aged garlic extract daily for 12 months seems to reduce the risk of developing new tumors.
High Blood Pressure
several studies show that garlic lowers blood pressure, the exact mechanism of how it does so warrants more study, according to researchers of a study published in Nutrition Research. Garlic by mouth can reduce blood pressure by as much as 7% or 8% in people with high blood pressure.
Men in China who eat about one clove of garlic daily seem to have a 50% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.population research shows that eating garlic may be associated with a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.
Treat athlete’s foot with garlic.
Garlic is an excellent way of getting rid of scratchy and itchy athlete’s foot. Boil some water and add crushed garlic to it to soak your feet in. You will certainly get relief in a week.
Also, applying a gel containing 1% ajoene, a chemical in garlic, seems to be effective for treating athlete’s foot.