Updated: Apr 18, 2018
Garlic is used in hundreds of dishes throughout the world today and is a very powerful anti viral food that has many great health benefits. Lets take a closer look at garlic and some of the health benefits below:
Garlic and Cancer
Garlic has antibacterial properties and has the ability to block the formation of cancer causing substances and also enhance DNA repair and cause cancer cells to die off. Lets take a closer look at cancer and get a better understanding how cancer forms in the body. Only 5-10% of cancers are hereditary, and even being hereditary, you still are able to kill cancer cells. On the other hand, majority of cancer comes from our food that we eat and consume on a daily basis. Also our environment, toxins in the environment, chlorinated water from our shower, processed foods, sugar, lotions and potions we rub into our skin daily etc... Cancer also comes from a deficiency in certain vital minerals and vitamins that we are not getting from foods; such as D3, deficiency in D3 has been linked to over 17 different types of cancer as well as heart disease.
High Blood Pressure
Cold/flu and other infections
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Best Ways to Consume Garlic
Garlic is best used in it's raw form, but cooked garlic still has a lot of medicinal benefits as well. You can add garlic to salads, soups, any vegetables and garlic definitely intensify the best flavors when cooked with meats. When my kids have been sick in the past, I would chop garlic into fine pieces and put on a teaspoon, pour just a little raw honey on top and let them eat this 4-5 times daily. You can also add 1 bulb of garlic (peeled) to room temperature water and let it sit for 3-4 hours, add honey and lemon and drink up!
Garlic tea, boil water and add garlic cloves and grated ginger, boil for 20 minutes, add lemon and honey.
Garlic capsules (make sure to purchase aged garlic extract or black garlic)
You can even use garlic for healthy hair- garlic contains minerals such as calcium, zinc and sulfur which are essential for healthy hair. It is antimicrobial and this can help kill bacteria that can cause damage to the scalp and lastly it helps purify and strengthen hair follicles.
How To Make Garlic Oil for Hair
6 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of carrier oil (olive, coconut, castor, etc)
Crush the garlic in a crusher
Heat the oil on the stove in a pan and add the garlic to the oil
Cook until the pulp starts to turn brown and then turn off
Once the oil has cooled, strain it and discard any remaining pulp
Put in an applicator bottle and apply to scalp in sections, gently massage your scalp while applying
Put a shower cap on for 30 min and let it sit, then shampoo and condition as normal.