There’s no question garlic is one of the most beneficial vegetables on the planet. Owing to its powerful medicinal properties, this plant has been part of holistic medicine for centuries now. Garlic can treat a wide array of health issues including:
- Streptococcus infections
- Methicillin-Staphylococcus Aureus resistant to methicillin
- Herpes simplex 1 and 2, parainfluenza type 3
- Candida and yeast infections
- Cytomegalovirus infections
- Klebsiella infection
- Vibrio infections
- Pseudomonas Aerigonosima
Moreover, garlic is used for anti-cancer treatment as well. Even the Greek physician Hippocrates highly praised this vegetable.
Eating about 5 crushed garlic cloves on a regular daily basis can effectively treat fungal infections. Just for the record, a head of garlic has 12 cloves. It’s also good to know that crushed garlic is the most health-beneficial one as you release the cancer-fighting enzyme called allinase by crushing the cloves and leaving them 15 minutes before consumption. This enzyme also has anti-fungal properties. There are a number of ways you can consume garlic – you can either eat it raw or add it to your meals. Be aware that garlic supplements don’t have the same anti-cancer and anti-fungal properties.
Over 4,200 studies have been conducted to test the wide spectrum of medicinal properties of garlic. All of the studies have found that garlic can treat more than 150 health issues including:
- plaque accumulation in the arteries,
- mercury poisoning,
- DNA damage,
- diabetes and many more.
While most studies were focused on garlic effects on cardiovascular diseases and cancer, one study found that garlic can treat 167 different health problems.
The video below can give you more information about garlic’s health benefits.