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The Healing Properties Of Garlic
The Healing Properties Of Garlic

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It is difficult to find such a person who would not know garlic and eat it at least once in his life. This spicy vegetable is added to dozens of dishes: in salads, an appetizer is made with it, and a huge amount of garlic is also required for various harvesting vegetables or mushrooms for the winter.

Many fans of this vegetable simply take a bite of it with hot borscht or cabbage soup. And if you take a bun and lightly brown it until crisp in a frying pan with sunflower oil, and then grate the hot surface with a chopped clove of garlic!

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Here, as they say, you can swallow your tongue, but you can also put a sprat or two on top of this crouton, and then add a slice of salted or fresh cucumber … And you can no longer continue - everyone reading these words is already salivating. And the reason for this is garlic, its aroma and burning taste.

Therefore, this burning spicy culture is planted in almost every area. You can find many publications on the secrets of growing garlic in the beds on our website: both about shooting garlic (winter), and non-shooting garlic (spring). In these articles, you will learn everything about the rules of agricultural technology, varieties, reproduction, rejuvenation of bulbs, and storage of crops.

We're going to talk about the medicinal properties of this popular culture. According to scientists, garlic originates from Central Asia. It was there that they first began to eat it, and the healing properties of this vegetable were also appreciated there. How to imagine a real Uzbek pilaf without garlic! And it gradually spread throughout Asia and Europe. Somewhere more appreciated its culinary properties, in other places - medicinal.

Even the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, recommended the use of garlic for many diseases, primarily gastric. And the historian Herodotus wrote that garlic, onions and radishes were indispensable in the diet of the builders of the Egyptian pyramids, because they strengthened health and strength.

When the plague raged in Europe in the Middle Ages, people, trying to survive, consumed garlic daily.

According to scientists, garlic came to Russia via trade routes from Central Asia. Since ancient times, it has been eaten by Russians and served as a medicine for many diseases; many folk recipes for using this vegetable for medicinal purposes have survived to this day.

The useful and medicinal properties of garlic are explained by the presence of many elements valuable for the human body. It contains carbohydrates, protein, nitrogenous and sulfurous substances, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphoric and silicic acids, vitamins C, PP, B1, B2, B5, B6, choline, essential oils and phytoncides, glycosides. Garlic is also rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant.

With the help of garlic, folk medicine, and then the official one, began to cure many diseases, starting with an elementary cold and ending with serious heart and vascular diseases. It turned out that garlic is a natural antibiotic that helps to strengthen the immune system, it helps to remove harmful bacteria, intestinal parasites from the body, and viruses from the blood.

Recent studies have shown that garlic has anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. Recently, there was a report on the Internet by American scientists that the use of garlic inhibits the development of brain cancer. In addition, it helps the body resist negative environmental factors such as cold, slush, and sudden changes in temperature.

The sulfurous substances contained in garlic have a positive effect on the condition of the walls of blood vessels, making them more elastic, they prevent the formation of blood clots in them, help to lower blood pressure, preventing the occurrence of angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and sclerosis.

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There are many recipes for using garlic to prevent and treat various diseases. The pharmaceutical industry produces several medicinal products from garlic. For example, garlic tincture and allylsat (alcoholic extract from garlic bulbs). It is used for intestinal atony, to suppress the processes of putrefaction and fermentation in it, as well as in atherosclerosis and hypertension.

In pharmacies, you can find allahol tablets, a preparation based on dry garlic extract. It is used for acute inflammation of the liver and gallbladder, as well as for the usual constipation.

Garlic extract in the form of a tincture is used for respiratory diseases - bronchitis, tracheitis, tracheobronchitis, pneumonia. Used for adults only.

In folk medicine, the range of application of garlic and its preparations is much wider.

Treatment of angina and laryngitis with garlic

To obtain a remedy, you need to peel and finely chop 5-6 medium cloves of garlic. The resulting gruel must be diluted in a glass of fresh milk, and then boil this milk. After cooling this remedy, it must be taken for these diseases, one teaspoonful several times a day.

Garlic tincture


To obtain it, you need to place 300 grams of peeled garlic in a half-liter jar with a tight-fitting lid and pour vodka to the top. Insist for at least three weeks in a dark place, regularly shaking the jar with the contents.

It is recommended to take this tincture 20 drops every day, diluting it in half a glass of warm milk. Such a remedy helps to cleanse blood vessels, stomach, reduces blood pressure, relieves cerebral spasms.

This tincture can also treat angina. To do this, ten drops of the medicine are dissolved in a glass of warm water and the throat is gargled with this liquid. This should be done at least three times a day.

Fortifying infusion of garlic

To obtain it, 4-5 cloves of garlic need to be chopped and filled with 200 ml of wine. Insist for at least three hours. Take an infusion of one teaspoon three times a day before meals. It has a tonic and anti-cold effect.

Garlic relieves worms

To obtain the drug, 2-3 cloves of garlic are ground well, and then poured with half a liter of warm milk. With the help of the resulting liquid, enemas are given to get rid of pinworms.

Tibetan Garlic Elixir

To prepare a tincture according to a Tibetan recipe, which became widely known in our country at the end of the last century, you need high-quality garlic of a new crop, in which all the useful substances of this vegetable are preserved. It is recommended to use only natural materials in the process of work - wood, glass, clay.

Garlic is peeled and washed, dried, and then crushed with a wooden pestle in a wooden mortar.

To obtain the elixir, 350 g of garlic is crushed, and this crushed mass is placed in a glass bottle, preferably dark in color. Then 200 ml of alcohol (70%) is poured there. The bottle is sealed and placed in a cool and dark place for 10 days. Then the liquid is filtered, the precipitate is squeezed out, and the elixir is infused in the same bottle for about a week. After the end of the infusion, this elixir is taken according to a rather complicated scheme with an increase and then a decrease in the number of drops per dose.

The scheme is something like this: drink the filtered elixir, starting with 1 drop, diluting it in a tablespoon of milk three times a day before meals. On the first day, drink 1 drop for breakfast, two for lunch, and three for dinner. On the following days, the dose is increased by a drop for each meal, and after the fifth day, when the intake in the evening is 15 drops, they begin to reduce the rate by the same drop.

Starting from the eleventh day, use 25 drops a day until the elixir runs out.

This course of treatment is recommended to be repeated no earlier than five years later. There is also a simpler regimen for taking this medication. It is for those who do not have time to count the drops. It is recommended to drink 5 drops of the elixir three times a day, diluting them in 50 ml of milk.

According to the healers, this elixir has a beneficial effect on atherosclerosis, angina pectoris, heart attack, stroke, tuberculosis, hypertension, improves vision, makes the immune system more resilient, cleanses the entire body from toxins, cleanses the blood and blood vessels.

Garlic with climacteric neuroses

To eliminate insomnia and headaches, it is recommended to eat 2-3 cloves of garlic.


Garlic is not recommended for gastritis with high acidity and for exacerbations of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, with diseases of the liver and kidneys. Since it is a blood thinner, it should not be used for hemorrhoids.

It is best not to eat garlic for women during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Before starting treatment, it does not hurt to consult a doctor.

Anatoly Petrov

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