Garlic enjoys the reputation as nature’s most potent weapon against germs when it comes to fighting infection. For thousands of years, people have used Garlic as a food and a medicine. Along with its antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Garlic also may offer cardiovascular benefits, with its antihypertensive effects. The multitude of sulfur compounds found in Garlic extract is responsible for its effect on blood pressure and each works in a different way to offer protective benefits. Garlic is one of the most valuable foods. It is good for the heart, liver, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, and lungs. Garlic Bulb extract detoxifies, even chronic lead poisoning, builds the blood and is an overall great herbal extract. Its expectorant action makes it useful for chronic bronchitis. It has also been used for sickle cell anemia, chronic stomach problems, and stomach catarrh. It has been found to be used with all intestinal infections, such as parasites, dysentery, cholera, typhoid and parathyroid fever. Garlic bulb herbal tincture has been used for atherosclerosis, high and low blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Garlic is thought to a powerful antibiotic that helps to destroy harmful bacteria and leaves behind beneficial bacteria for the body to utilize as an infection fighter.
Garlic contains the compound allicin, which not only gives its odor but its benefits as well. Research has suggested that Garlic bulb extract increases overall health by reducing cholesterol and blood pressure. One way that Garlic bulb helps lower blood pressure is by promoting vasodilation, or relaxing of the artery walls, so that blood can flow freely without constriction. Other studies have shown that Garlic significantly decreases LDL, or bad cholesterol while increasing high-density lipoproteins (HDLs or “good” cholesterol). This activity reduces the tendency of the blood to clot, thereby increasing circulation and reducing blood pressure and the risk of arteriosclerosis, stroke and heart attacks. Studies have indicated that people who suffered heart attacks and then were given Garlic, had a lower incidence of a second attack. Garlic is believed to play a role in helping to reduce the risk of preeclampsia and its complications.
Garlic helps to detoxify the body. It is said to stimulate the lymphatic system to throw off waste materials. A natural detoxifier it helps to strengthen blood vessels, providing protection against pollutants and heavy metal toxicity. It is believed to cleanse the kidneys and increase urine flow. Allicin is thought to be as potent as penicillin in its antibiotic properties and is important in reducing struvite kidney stones. It stimulates the production of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide which will relax the blood vessels. This improves the circulation of the kidneys and prevents the formation of stones and the B-6 contained in Garlic may reduce urinary oxalate. It also exerts a diuretic action, which helps to flush out small stones. Diuretics cause you to lose water by excreting a greater volume of urine, which can help to speed the metabolism. By increasing metabolism, the fat is released from the body’s cells faster. This action may lead to weight loss.
Garlic is considered a powerful anticoagulant that is thought to normalize blood platelet adhesion by reducing the stickiness of the blood and stimulating fibrinolysis, a process in which blood clots are dissolved. This action also helps to improve blood circulation and combat arteriosclerosis. Another benefit of Garlic bulb extracts is that they can help to regulate the body’s blood pressure. So whether you have high or low blood pressure, Garlic may help to equalize it.
Garlic has been thought to be beneficial in ridding the bowels of parasites and is thought to be one of the best choices for killing and expelling parasites such as pinworms, from the human body. It has also been shown to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium implicated in the formation of ulcers in the digestive system (peptic ulcer). This wonderful herb is thought to enhance good digestion by increasing bile production and reducing stomach gasses.
Garlic is used as an antiviral and antifungal. The activity of the parasitic fungus that is associated with AIDS is said to be inhibited by the presence of Garlic, and the growth of the yeast organism. Garlic is considered to be an antioxidant that helps to promote healthy immune system function and inhibit destructive, free radical or oxidative damage to tissues or cells. Garlic is said to strengthen the immune system and build the body’s defense against harmful infectious invasion and malignant disease.
Garlic is thought to support healthy blood-sugar levels in late-onset diabetes, as it helps regulate blood-sugar levels by tying up the chemical receptors that would otherwise deactivate insulin, the hormone that controls sugar usage and also stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin. It accomplishes this without stimulating weight gain (a common side effect with certain prescription medications). A study was done in 1976 and it was reported from the British medical journal Lancet, noting that Garlic (and onion) is very hypoglycemic in nature and can lower blood sugar levels in diabetics (people with high or low blood sugar levels should always consult their physicians before using).
Applied directly to the ear canal, Garlic is a traditional remedy for earaches; it retards the growth of Aspergillus and Candida, two fungi that sometimes cause ear inflammation.
Nutrients: Calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, and C.
Ingredients: Garlic Bulb, Distilled Water, 50% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Taking therapeutic doses of Garlic during pregnancy and lactation may cause indigestion. Because of Garlic’s anti-clotting properties, people taking anticoagulant drugs (Coumadin, aspirin, etc.) should check with their physicians before taking Garlic. Those scheduled for surgery should inform their surgeons if they are taking Garlic. Because Garlic is hypoglycemic in nature, diabetics and people with low blood sugar levels should always consult their physicians before using.