Garlic is one of the ingredients used in our daily food. When ginger and garlic are combined together a great flavor and the delicious taste are added to our food. The Garlic which we use in our homemade gravies contains hundreds of phytochemicals. The garlic which is used in many foods also acts as a medicine to many of the diseases that affect human beings.
The ayurvedic pharmacopeia of India book says that garlic is a brain tonic, antiepileptic, and cures seizure disorders, antimicrobial, etc. It is a carminative, appetizer, tonic, alterative, stimulant, expectorant, diuretic, and antihelminthic.
Garlic is an antibiotic, bacteriostatic, fungicide, antihelminthic, antithrombotic, decreased hypotension, decreases the sugar of the body (hypoglycemic), decrease the cholesterol in the blood, controls the respiratory problems, controls the age dependant vascular changes, and capable of killing the microbes (anti-microbial), diuretic, expectorant too. Here are the 15 Medicinal Benefits of Garlic has been used as a natural medicine since ancient times.
Medicinal Benefits of Garlic
#1 It Reduces Inner Tongue Growth (Uvula)
Some people will have growth in the inner tongue (uvula). So there will be irritation in the throat. The garlic juice is applied to that so that it shrinks and turns back to the normal size and the pain also will decrease.
#2 It Reduces Low Blood Pressure
Low blood pressure is dangerous than high blood pressure. It creates more physical and mental tiredness. They can boil the garlic in milk and eat to cure this and reduce it.
#3 It Cures Amoebiasis
Garlic is boiled and mashed with ghee and sugar and then eaten in the morning and evening for a gooseberry size cures amoebiasis.
#4 It Protects Body from Nicotine
Smoking is an important reason for male infertility. The poisonous substance nicotine which comes out by smoking causes many dangerous things. Garlic has the capacity to protect the body from nicotine.
#5 It Cures Dysentery
Take 5-10 pieces of garlic and boil with milk, add ghee and sugar as required and mash it well. If it is eaten dysentery is cured.
#6 It Cures Earache and Pus
2 piece of garlic is mashed and soaked in one teaspoon of gingelly oil and if it is poured on ears on drops, the earache and pus from ears are cured.
#7 It Removes Sprain and Wounds
Few pieces of garlic are added with salt and mashed and applied externally to cure the sprain and the pain due to that. When the garlic juice is mixed with water and washed the wounds with pus, they start to cure.
#8 It Removes Toxins from the Tumors
When the garlic is mashed and applied to the tumors externally the tumors may burst and the toxins will be removed.
#9 It helps to Cure Asthma
Garlic contains antioxidants called Allicin. This antioxidant improves the immune system of our body. Prepare and intake garlic juice 20 -30 drops before or after food to cure asthma. It is the best medicine to cure all types of allergies.
#10 It Removes Ring Worm
Garlic is crushed and the juice is applied on the ringworm after washing it can be cured a few days.
#11 It Removes Gastric and Stomach Pain
Garlic is boiled in the milk vapors and mashed along with palm jaggery, honey and dried ginger powder and made into a paste and taken twice in a day to remove the gastric problems and stomach pain.
#12 It May Best Medicine to Cure TB
Garlic is crushed and 20-30 drops of the juice are taken and sugar is added to that. This is the best medicine to cure TB in a natural way.
#13 It Cures Urinal Problems
When the urine is not excreted garlic is crushed and boiled with water and tied on the abdomen to excrete the urine.
#14 It Cures Murmur
When there is high fever, chickenpox there will not be good sleep and the people use to murmur. At this stage, garlic is crushed and tied on the feet to get good sleep.
#15 Which May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack
Intake daily 5 pinches of garlic which helps reduce the high cholesterol level in blood and prevent heart attacks to claims many lives. Garlic cures not only heart diseases it can be used to treat ascariasis, laxative and all type of join pains of our body and increases the memory power too.
Things to consider before consuming garlic
- There are some instructions given in the Ayurvedic books while using the garlic as a medicine. That is it should not be eaten after heavy exercise, and after coming home after roaming in the hot sun, or while getting angry. Because of all these situations, the body temperature is increased. If we intake garlic at this time, the temperature will rise even more and affects health.
- It is good to avoid the garlic a few days before the surgeries. It increases the clotting time of the blood or it decreases the platelet aggregation. So it will take time to cure the wounds and there will be wastage of blood.
- When garlic is applied externally if you feel irritation just wash it away or else there will be bubbles on the skin.