unpleasant odour in garlic is due to ifs sulphur content. Garlic juice
has a most beneficial effect on the entire system. The ethers in garlic
juice are so potent and penetrating, that they help dissolve accumulation
of mucus in the sinus cavities, bronchial tubes and the lungs. They help
in the expulsion of
poisons from body through pores of the skin.
Attack Garlic helps to break up cholesterol in the blood vessels,
thereby preventing any hardening of arteries which leads to high blood
pressure and heart attack.
Cancer Garlic preparations, including extracts and juices, have
been used successfully against cancer. Garlic preparations have been found
to retard tumour growth not only in animals, but also in human beings.
Digestive Disorders Garlic is good for the lymph, and aids elimination
of noxious waste matter in the body. It movement of the intestines and
the secretion of the digestive juices. Crushed cloves of garlic may be
infused in water or milk and taken for all disorders of digestion. It
has an antiseptic effect and is an excellent remedy for infectious diseases
and inflammations of the stomach and intestine.
The herb is an excellent worm expeller. It
is also good in treating various forms of diarrhoea. Problems such as
colitis, dysentry and many other intestinal disorders can be successfully
treated with fresh garlic or garlic capsules. One garlic capsule taken
thrice a day is usually sufficient to correct mild cases of diarrhoea
or dysentery. For more persistent cases, upto 6 capsules a day can be
taken. Garlic has the ability to destroy harmful bacteria in the intestines
without affecting the beneficial organisms which aid digestion.
Garlic is one of the most effective remedies for lowering blood pressure.
Pressure and tension are reduced because it has the power to ease the
spasm of the small arteries. It also slows the pulse and modifies the
heart rhythm The average dosage should be 2 to 3 capsules a day to reduce
the blood pressure.
Rheumatism Garlic is used extensively in
the treatment of rheumatism and associated diseases. . Its anti inflammatory
property accounts for its effectiveness in the treatment of arthritis
Whooping Cough Syrup of garlic should
be taken in doses of five drops to a teaspoon, two or three times a day
in treating this condition. it should be given more often if the coughing
spells are frequent and violent.
Blood Disorders The herb is regarded as a
rejuvenator. It help remove toxins, revitalise the blood, stimulate circulation
and promote intestinal flora, or colony of bacteria that prevent infection
by harmful bacteria.
Skin Disorders Pimples disappear without a scar when rubbed with
raw garlic several times a day. Even very persistent forms of acne, have
been healed with garlic. The external use of garlic helps to clear the
skin of spots pimples and boils.
Diphtheria Chewing a clove of garlic cures
the infected mucous membranes, reduces temperature and provides relief.
About 30 to 60 grams of garlic can be used in this way in three or four
hours for the membranes to disappear in a week.
Garlic reduces foetidity or stinking of the breath in pulmonary gangrene
and in the treatment of tuberculosis. Garlic boiled in milk is a wonderful
drug for tuberculosis. One gram of garlic, 250 ml of milk and a litre
of water are boiled together till its reduces to one fourth of the decoction.
It should be taken thrice a day. Taken in sufficient quantities, it is
a marvelous remedy for pneumonia.
Asthma Three cloves of garlic boiled in milk,
can be used every night with excellent results in asthma. A pod of garlic
is peeled, crushed and boiled in 120 ml pure malt vinegar. It is strained
after cooling and an equal quantity of honey is mixed and preserved in
a clean bottle. One or two teaspoons of this syrup can be taken with fenugreek
decoction in the evening and before retiring. This has been found effective
in reducing the severity of asthmatic attacks.