Garlic is used in cooking in cultures from all over the world. The bulbous plant has been used for seasoning and extra flavour in all types of cuisines. Garlic has a strong, spicy taste that can be sweeten when it is cooked.
We are not alone in our love and dependency of garlic to give our dishes that extra punch. Garlic has been used in China dating back to 2000 BC. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and the rest of the Mediterranean have been using garlic in their kitchens for centuries as well.
The benefits of this plant, related to the onion family, are plenty. It has been known that making a honey, garlic concoction to fight off a cold works wonder. Garlic has so many other uses that will help keep the body strong and healthy. Take a look at the benefits of adding garlic to your diet and the best way to get the full effects of this super plant.
Humans have benefited using onions throughout history. This plant may be the superhero of all plants!
During World War I and World War II, onion was applied as an antiseptic to fight gangrene.
Garlic is a great antioxidant.
One way to help bad skin such as acne is by adding garlic to our dishes. Want faster results? Rub a raw sliced clove on the skin when a pimple appears.
Garlic has been known to help lowers high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
This plant also aids in beating inflammation. Those suffering from the skin condition, psoriasis, have found that rubbing garlic on the affected area, relives the pain.
Yes it’s true, eating garlic on its own is actually quite gross but there is one way to consume it
Although the benefits of garlic are best used when consumed raw, this is not for everyone. Using honey with garlic will help downing the crushed plant down.
Cut and mix two to three cloves of garlic. You should do this 15 minutes before you are ready to eat them.
Eating garlic on an empty stomach is recommended as the body is able to absorb all the nutrients better.
Mix two to three garlic cloves with one tablespoon of honey everyday.
You will feel energized and healthier, reaping from the benefits of this powerful spoonful.
It can take days to feel better when you get sick.
You can make a garlic flu tonic that will get you feeling better a lot quicker and boost your immune system.
Try having these ingredients available at home at all times. On the first sign of feeling under the weather you whip this concoction up in no time.
1/2 yellow, chopped onion
5 chopped garlic cloves
2 chopped red chilli peppers
1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
1 squeezed lemon juice
raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
Use a 350ml to 500ml mason jar to store the mix.
You may want to use gloves in case you have sensitive skin. It’s important not to touch the eyes as the oil and chilli peppers will sting, a lot!
Add the onion, chilli peppers, and onion. Put the ginger on top and squeeze the lemon. Pour the apple cider vinegar last.
Leave room in the jar. Close and seal the mix and store it until needed. Give it at least 24 hours for all the ingredients to fully settle. This mix will be great when you are dealing with a cold or flu. It also helps to relieve a sore throat.
Honey is a great partner to garlic because it comes with its own vitamins and minerals to help the body stay healthy.
It is recommended to use raw honey as opposed to pasteurized. It has been argued that once honey is pasteurized it loses all the vitamins, enzymes, and minerals.
Once you mix the honey and garlic together in a jar, store it for at least five days.
This gives the garlic time to absorb some of the honey while the garlic also releases some of its nutrients into the honey.
Refrigerate afterwards and only use it when needed.
Some people don’t even chop the onion. Instead, they pop the honeyed onion in their mouths and eat it like a candy.
Garlic can be used when dealing with athlete’s foot or fungi infection.
Soak your feet in garlic water for relief. You can also rub a peeled onion on the foot and rinse afterwards.
Health stores are selling garlic in pill forms.
The pills contain allicin which is a concentrated form of garlic. Keep in mind allicin is an unstable compound that changes, also good to note how much allicin is in each pill for best results.