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What Are Garlic’s Natural and Supernatural Powers and Benefits?

Garlic is delicious and flavorful, especially in stews, pasta, casseroles, and roasted garlic. On its own, it is a delightful snack. It may be smelly, and no one may want to be around you for days if you eat raw garlic. However, you will want to use this fantastic vegetable that belongs to the same family as the onion, which is part of the allium family, and leeks, shallots, and chives are part of that family, too. Onions not only have so many physical benefits but also supernatural benefits. In honor of Garlic Day on April 19th, let’s discuss this superfood’s physical and supernatural benefits, what are garlic’s powers?


Garlic’s Powers

The ancient Greek doctor Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, believed in garlic as the best cure for many ailments, and he prescribed garlic to treat patients. In ancient times, it was not known how garlic could be so beneficial for healing health. In addition, many cultures, such as Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Roman, and Greek, have always believed that garlic could ward off evil spirits, vampires, and the evil eye.

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Therefore, garlic’s physical and supernatural benefits have been known since ancient times. Over the centuries, researchers have found proof that garlic does have some excellent medicinal properties. Before exploring garlic’s supernatural benefits, let’s discuss its physical properties, which is why you will want to consume this superfood or add it to most dishes.

Garlic Can Help Ward Off Colds and Viruses

Garlic has sulfur compounds that are responsible for its pungent smell. Still, these compounds provide the medicinal benefits of garlic, and one of the many wonderful things garlic can provide is that it helps to ward off colds and viruses as it helps boost your immune system. It also helps protect your host cells, as viruses cannot enter them so easily if garlic is in the system. Therefore, when it is cold, flu, and COVID-19 season, you will want to add garlic to your dishes, and you can even take supplements if you are not too keen on the taste. That will increase your odds of staying healthy.

Garlic Can Keep Your Blood Pressure Normal

High blood pressure can increase your chance of ending up with cardiovascular ailments. However, studies have shown that the compounds in garlic can help reduce your chances of heart disease because it can help keep blood pressure regular. Studies have even known that garlic supplements can reduce blood pressure in ways that blood pressure medication can help those who struggle with hypertension.

That is because garlic contains a compound known as allicin, which limits the production of a particular hormone responsible for hypertension. Therefore, if you are at risk for hypertension because it is genetic, then you may want to look into taking garlic supplements, but always talk to your physician or naturopathic doctor first.

High LDL, the bad cholesterol, can be a risk for hypertension and heart disease. Garlic can also help lower LDL levels, which is good for blood pressure.

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Garlic Can Keep Your Brain Healthy

As you age, oxidative damage due to free radicals can cause a decline in cognitive abilities, leading to dementia. Research has shown that garlic has antioxidants that can protect the brain from those free radicals, which will keep the brain healthy and help reduce the chances of dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease.

Allicin may also protect against that and can help keep your brain healthy. However, besides garlic, keeping yourself intellectually stimulated, such as reading, doing crossword puzzles, and word searches, or answering trivia questions, will aid your brain and keep it strong, so the chances of developing dementia become slim.

Garlic Is Good For Your Bones

Studies have found that garlic can help strengthen bones, so post-menopausal women need to take garlic supplements. The reason for this is that research shows that the compounds in garlic can limit oxidative stress and that stress can lead to osteoporosis. In 2018, a study showed that women who took garlic supplements for three months had better bone health and less joint and muscle pain. If you have brittle bones, you may want to talk to your physician or naturopathic doctor about taking garlic supplements to help strengthen your bones.

Garlic Can Remove Heavy Metals In the Body

There is a good chance you have lead and other heavy metals in your body, and those are toxic as they can lead to hypertension and headaches. Studies have shown that the sulfur compounds in garlic can keep organs protected and help reduce lead levels in your body. There was a study in 2012 that found that those who worked at a car battery plant, which caused lead exposure, and took garlic supplements had an almost 20 percent reduction of lead levels in their bodies. They also got fewer headaches and had better blood pressure. Therefore, garlic can also purify you in many…

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