Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and it’s been credited
with fighting heart diseases, lowering blood pressure and helping to fight
The therapeutic qualities of garlic are nothing new. Sanskrit records
reveal that garlic remedies were pressed into service in India 5,000 years
ago, while Chinese medicine has recognized garlic’s powers for over 3,000
years. Although Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928 largely
took over from garlic, World War I overwhelmed the capacity and garlic was
again, the antibiotic of choice.
When cloves are chewed, crushed or cut, they release a sulphur-bearing
compound called allicin – the chemical that gives garlic its pungent taste
and smell. And it’s the allicin that scientists have discovered is the
magic ingredient thought to be responsible for garlic’s therapeutic
There is a sulfur agent found in garlic’s essential oils that makes it a
potent disinfectant and a good defence for killing germs in the body.
Garlic also contains calcium, selenium, zinc and potassium. It helps keep
blood clots from forming in the blood vessels, and from having plaque
building up in cornorary artieries.
In this book the subjects is covered to its full. We try our best to cover
every aspect of garlic, its medicinal and industrial use along with home
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