People in the ancient world have used many foods that they have considered to have healing properties. This tradition was transmitted from generation to generation. In the recent time, thanks to advance in technology, people have the ability to prove in a scientific way that these properties really exist.
Garlic is one of those vegetables, which bring benefits to human health on many levels. This might not be something new for most of the readers, but many are not sure how and when to take garlic. For example, there is an ongoing debate whether eating garlic on an empty stomach is good or not.
For some people this might sound like some old superstition, but the truth is that many things show that eating garlic on an empty stomach is actually very useful because this type of consummation of garlic can prevent and cure many diseases and infections.
Why Is Good To Eat Garlic on an Empty Stomach?
As we have mentioned before, researchers from around the world are conducting tests on different types of food and many of these researches confirm that eating garlic on an empty stomach can make the garlic act as an efficient antibiotic. Keep in mind that this is a natural antibiotic. The reason why you should eat it right after you wake up and before breakfast is simple – bacteria cannot find a way to hide when the stomach is empty and they cannot fight directly against the antibacterial properties of garlic.
Furthermore, you have probably heard how useful garlic is when it comes to hypertension. Garlic also improves the blood circulation and prevent possible heart health issues. In addition, garlic improves the work of the bladder and liver too. What is interesting is that eating garlic on an empty stomach has also proven to be a helpful way to get rid of smaller nerve problems. It has impact on the mood and makes people feel more relaxed which is important in modern time.
Many people use garlic when they feel certain problems with their stomach. Garlic is a natural metabolism booster, which means that it affects both appetite and digestion. It can also help people who are suffering from diarrhea.
What makes garlic different from other fruits and vegetables is the fact that garlic has been used as a natural healing food in every corner of the world where this vegetable grows for hundreds of years. The only difference today is that we have official scientific confirmation about its healing properties.
Garlic for Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine is getting quite popular these days and that’s not a surprise. Although conventional medicine is making tremendous progress in the past few decades, there are certain diseases, illnesses and health issues that modern medicine simple cannot solve. This is why many people turn to alternative medicine and using garlic on an empty stomach can be considered as a form of alternative medicine.
For example, garlic can be used in the process of detoxification of the body. This is a important process because modern lifestyle makes people lose the ability to efficiently eliminate toxins from their body which is the number one reason for occurrence of different diseases. Many experts in this field have confirmed that garlic can help the body remove the toxins and even some worms and parasites too. Garlic is a complex vegetable, which contains many ingredients, the ones that give most of its healing properties as diallyl disulfide and allicin.
Unfortunately, some people are allergic to garlic, but this is not the reason to avoid this powerful vegetable. They should only avoid eating it raw and if they notice any symptoms like headaches and increased temperature, they should simply stop using it in any form. According to some people, garlic can cause serious side effects in people who are following certain HIV/AIDS treatments.
The truth is that many people avoid consuming garlic because of its strong smell. However, this should not be the reason to remove it from your menu. Garlic comes in many forms and there are some powerful natural supplements based on garlic so you should consider them.
Other Benefits of Garlic
As before mentioned, people with certain respiratory diseases can witness the power of garlic too. It has been proven that garlic can help people with bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, catarrh etc.
Those suffering from tuberculosis can benefit a lot from consuming garlic, but they need to eat one bulb of garlic every day to see some results. They don’t have to eat the entire bulb at once; they can split it in several pieces and eat it throughout the day. Try to avoid boiling the garlic because many of its nutrients will be lost.
Those suffering from chronic bronchitis can create a simple garlic extract by putting 1.5 oz. (40 gr) of garlic (cut into small pieces) and 3.5 oz. (100 ml) of 90% alcohol into a well-sealed bottle. After soaking for 5-6 days, the solution should be ready. Drink a cup of this solution every day. A similar solution can be created for asthma and catarrhs sufferers. They can add between 15 and 30 drops in a small amount of water and drink it. If the solution is too strong they can add some mint extract.
According to some analysis, garlic consumption may reduce the risk of developing cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.
Garlic is good for external application too. You can ease colds by applying a garlic-based poultice on the abdomen. Applying garlic on warts can help you remove them.
Finally, it is good to point out that garlic cures ear aches, constipation and hemorrhoids too.
These are only some of the healing properties of garlic. People who regular eat garlic on an empty stomach, can feel more of the benefits that this amazing vegetable provides.
Source: Step To Health