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Garlic and the Swine Flu The H1N1 viruses, more commonly known as the swine flu, is once again in the public spotlight as flu season descends upon us like a bull on the crowded streets of Pamplona causing panic and health official running amok screaming about flu shots.

Garlic 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.

Garlic freshly crushed for a healthy heart 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.

Raw Garlic and Heart Health The latest scientific research indicates that raw garlic that has been freshly chopped or crushed is much better for overall hearth health then garlic that has been cooked or dried.

Garlic and Your Health Garlic’s curative power lies within the substances that give it that pungent odor and taste:  Diallyl Sulphides and Allicin. These substances act as powerful natural broad spectrum antibiotics and antioxidants enabling you to fight off foreign invaders such as germs and free radicals. While garlic’s healing powers might not be as strong as an over the counter antibiotic, our bodies also do not seem to build up a resistance to it. This allows the positive health effects of garlic to build up over time.

Using garlic to cure athletes foot Garlic has found its place among vampire lore as an effective repellent of those dastardly creatures of the night. Aside from its repute as vampire repellent, garlic can also be used to ward off other creatures that may come to prey on us human beings, namely bacterium, viruses, fungi and other parasites that are lurking out there.

Uses of Garlic Garlic has been called “nature’s antibiotic”. It has long been used as an antiseptic  and is very effective against fungus, yeast and viral infections Garlic has been  used in army field hospitals during World War 1 ,  touted by Louis Pasteur in the late 1800’s and even used to  help prevent anthrax in cattle.

Wanted: Garlic Allium Sativum (garlic) belongs to the Alliaceae (onion) family and shares many properties of its close relatives: onions, leeks, chives, and shallots. Like its cousins, the most useful part of garlic is its bulb which is called a head of garlic.

Garlic and Moles Back in the 17th Century, fashionable men and women would actually place faux moles on their visage in order to convey a certain sense on regality. That being said, other moles, especially oddly shaped ones or ones with hair growing out of them, are considered to be something other than a beauty mark. 

Garlic helps fight yeast infections Garlic has many healing properties and one of its benefits is that it is a natural anti fungal agent. Many women have actually used garlic as a natural remedy to help with mild to moderate bouts of yeast infection. There are several ways that this can be done.

Top Ten Garlic Remedies Garlic originated from Asia with reports of it use dating back five thousand years. It was revered by the Egyptians and Sumerians, written about by the first Greek doctors and thrives today as an all important culinary ingredient and medicinal herb. Adding garlic to your diet can help increase your vitality and general well being and even protect you against parasites. Many at home remedies can be prepared using garlic, the most effective utilizing raw garlic which retains more of the plants healing properties when compared to garlic that has been cooked, powdered or otherwise preserved.

Garlic, Cancer and You The studies on garlic have revealed that garlic’s benefits are not limited to any specific species, to any particular tissue or even to a specific type of carcinogen. However, there is a strong link between garlic and the prevention on prostate and stomach cancers.

Garlic versus the cold The latest research has shown the people who take daily garlic supplements reduced the risk of contracting a cold by about 50%.

Garlic, Liver and Heavy Metal While the best way to avoid heavy metal toxicity is to avoid these toxins in the first place (it is still okay to listen to Anvil), garlic is a great way to help minimize any effects of liver toxicity if exposure is unavoidable. Given the fact that garlic is healthy for you in so many ways, it is almost a no-brainer to take it whether you think you may be exposed to heavy metals or not.

Garlic - The Anti Everything Garlic has also shown the ability to be a potent antibiotic even against strains of drug resistant bacteria. 

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