Food As Medicine - Garlic
Aug 25, 2020
Food as Medicine - Garlic
Hey there everybody! We have heard and read a lot about medicinal herbs and how they’re useful for our health. So here’s a little piece about garlic as one of the best essential herbs that you can grow at your home. It is one of the most commonly used herbs in recipes to enrich it with a delicious flavor and taste as well but the herb works stupendously for certain health care aspects.
Known by a range of names globally, garlic is believed to be native to Siberia but had a global widespread about 5000 years ago. However, it had been essential in medical practices since ancient times. The words of the well-known ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, also widely known as the Father of Western Medicine claimed ~ “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”. He had incorporated the practice of prescribing garlic as a medicine to those in need which almost tells us that it has always been crucial to medicine and health.
Benefits of Garlic:
Discussed below are a few benefits of garlic that could be observed when used appropriately with the right dosage. Garlic is rich in Allicin, a chemical compound, and contains minerals like phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. It is also loaded with Vitamin C, K, Folate, niacin, and thiamine. These elements make it medically rich and effective.
It’s good for cardiac health as it reduces cholesterol levels.
It works efficiently in preventing repeated cough and cold infections.
Raw garlic is highly beneficial in improving digestive problems and works as an anti-inflammatory herb. It also helps in boosting your immunity. Zinc and Vitamin C in garlic does the work!
It’s highly known as an agent that promotes brain health and effectively acts against neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Garlic is also believed to be effective in preventing cancer and peptic ulcer and improves renal health. Its medicinal aspect is also effective in fighting UTI and helps diabetic patients to maintain their blood sugar level.
One of the things I always say is, "You can never have too much garlic in a dish" I truly believe this. I use this in almost all my cooking, except when I'm making a dessert, and love using it raw in dressings and marinades.
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