Garlic - What's It Good For?

Garlic contains methyl allytrisulfide, or allicin. This is a primitive but effective antibiotic. Garlic was used for protection against infection by many ancient cultures long before microbes or wee beasties were even discovered. Nearly every culture of people from ancient Chinese to early American settlers used garlic for health and longevity.

Garlic is also very sulfur rich, like onions. All amino acids are made from sulfur and it is the building blocks of protein. So, garlic is not only an antibiotic, but also a builder of strong bones, teeth, gums, ligaments, skin, and blood vessel walls. Arthritic joint disease and its inflammation can be helped because the weak joint lining is made stronger. The joint lining often breaks down on weight bearing or repetitive use. The joints can be slow to heal because they don’t have enough sulfur building blocks.

Candida and fungal infections often respond well to garlic. At 2 to 4 capsules per day you can watch swimmers ear, athletes foot, or chronic bowel gas lessen and go away. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can have their root cause in simple liver congestion. Garlic enhances liver metabolism. The ALT and the GGT can be seen to normalize on the blood test when liver congestion is their cause. Best of all, garlic is not a prescription item so it is reasonably priced and does not come in a little box with a long list of side effects from your pharmacist.

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