Garlic For Herpes

For centuries, people have been partaking in garlic because they sensed that it was in some way good for them to do so, now modern science is finally catching up and telling us why this “Stinking Rose” is so good for us after all.

While much of the focus has been on the compound allicin, which gives garlic its distinctive pungency and taste some scientists are finding out that this herb is more than just a one trick pony. While allicin does seem to be a potent antioxidant that can help us fight off those nasty cancer causing free radicals, there are other compounds within garlic that also contribute to a healthy heart.

Researchers point to the sulfur compounds  (the stuff that gives it such odoriferous pungency), especially allicin as the reason why garlic is such a powerhouse of health benefits. Allicin is formed when garlic is chopped, crushed or chewed and makes its presence known by giving off that pungent scent that can both repel and attract. The more garlic is milled, the more allicin it creates but the allicin then start to quickly dissipate, especially after it is exposed to heat.

In the lab, the allicin compound has displayed the ability to kill off viruses, bacteria and fungus making garlic a potent weapon against bodily infections which are caused by bacteria, fungus, or viruses. During World War I, garlic was actually use to help stop the spread of gangrene on wounded soldiers. Garlic can be used infections of all kinds including coughs, colds, athlete’s foot and yeast infections. It can also be used to help stop the spread of skin infections such as herpes and warts.

Diallyl Sulphides are also formed, while not antifungal like allicin, these compounds are a bit hardier and are great for your heart and immune system. They can boost your circulation, lower your cholesterol, which in turn will help keep your body from being stressed out, keeping breakouts to a minimum.   Garlic also contains many other vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, B6, selenium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, manganese and flavonoids.
Natural Cure for Herpes

Since garlic is an all around disease fighter, it serves as a great natural alternative therapy for many common ailments including acne, cold sores and herpes complex viruses. It helps boost the immune system and fights off infections with its anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties.

While garlic can be used as a rub, it can be harsh on the skin and may even burn. It is better to ingest it and let it work on you from the inside out. Crush or cut two cloves of garlic and put it in some lukewarm water. Drink this twice a day with food. This will help detoxify your body and fight off infection. You can also put milled garlic into some warm olive oil and then spread it on your food right after cooking it. Garlic can disagree with you, so this treatment is not for everyone. If you have negative reactions to garlic, there are different garlic extracts that may prove beneficial .

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