The wonders of garlic are numerous, not only is it a powerful therapeutic herb but it's a strong-flavored seasoning for food. Garlic helps lower cholesterol and high blood pressure and may help prevent heart attacks by reducing blood clotting.
Since Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers usually have infections more often than the general public, "raw garlic" can help them get over these sooner and may actually reduce inflammation in the body.
Garlic is a potent antibiotic and it's especially active against fungal infections and has immune-stimulating properties with antibacterial and antiviral effects.
Personally I use garlic everyday; from my a.m. juicing, as an addition to stir-fry or in salad dressing.
Interestingly enough, the compound principally responsible for garlic's disease-fighting ability (and pungent smell) is allicin, also found in lesser amounts in onions and other white vegetables.
Use garlic often, and remember allicin is formed from an inactive precursor compound only after garlic is mashed or chopped and exposed to air for at least a few minutes. I suggest using "ORGANIC" grown garlic when possible.
Have a glass of red wine while you wait with a piece of fruit or unbleached unbromated bread...
"Good Health to You!"
*Consult your Health Care Practitioner before adding spice or herbs to your diet while taking medications since interactions can occur.
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