Allium sativum, is a species in the onion genus Allium. Garlic whether it is braided, loose, paste, preserved, used as a medicine or simply to ward of vampires. It’s use goes back thousands of years and in so many ways. It’s a gift originating in Asia a staple in the Mediterranean. The ancient egyptians used it as well. Because garlic was thought to increase strength, the slaves were fed garlic to increase their productivity while building the pyramids. The Codex Ebers (the medical text of Ancient Egypt) prescribed it for improving circulation, along with various other ailments.it has proven it has real health benefits, from hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure,dementia, cancer, common cold and much more.
Spiritual and religious uses. In Europe cultures have used garlic for protection or what was referred to as white magic. Protections against demons, werewolves and vampires. Explore our site it contains everything to do with this wonderful plant. From history, medicine, folklore to recipes. Enjoy it.
Types of Garlic
How to Get Rid of Garlic Breath
We have all been there at one point or another, garlic breath! Whether we consumed it in pasta, garlic bread or to protect ourselves from evil, we love garlic! The aftermath is, unfortunately, garlic breath, yuck!
Here are some of the best ways to get rid of the offending garlic odor coming from our breath.
Parsley ,Cardamom, mint, fennel, cloves, anise seeds – these seeds and herbs are very effective in neutralizing garlic odors. Try chewing on parsley after eating garlic.
Eat Apples, Raw Apples – Acts as a natural deodorant to bad-breath causing sulphides in garlic. have an apple it will do more than just keep the doctor away.
Eat minty foods to freshen up your breath. Fresh parsley, mints and minty tea can all remove the odor from onion and garlic. Gum with xylitol is particularly good for freshening up your mouth.
Drink Lemon Juice – Lemon is good in neutralizing odor of garlic and will kill bacteria. Try sucking on a lemon wedge after eating garlic. The acid in lemon juice neutralizes alliinase, an enzyme produced by crushing garlic that causes our unfortunate offensive breath.
Green Tea and Fluids and peppermint, contain polyphenols that reduce the sulfur that garlic produces. Drink tea while or after eating garlic. Green tea is very high in antioxidants, as with the enzymes in the apple, polyphenols cover up the odor-causing chemicals in garlic.
Drinking milk, preferably whole milk, helps reduce the odor of garlic in one’s breath.
Mustard. Take a teaspoon of mustard and swish it around your mouth for then spitting it out. Then take a second and swallow it. This will get rid of the smell throughout your body.
Brush your teeth it is always an effective remedy.
Chew Gum This will cover the of the garlic and help get rid of any garlic that is stuck in your mouth. try , mint spearmint, or cinnamon flavored gum.
Mouthwash Swish around some mouthwash for two minutes and you’re good to go!
Garlic Helps Reduce Dementia and Heart Disease Risk
According to a study by the American Society of Nutrition, garlic extract (AGE or Kyolic) reduces dementia and Heart Disease.
Heart disease, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and inflammation, increase the risk of dementia, including its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Oxidative damage is a major factor in heart disease and dementia, diseases whose risk increases with age. Garlic, extracted and aged to form antioxidant-rich aged garlic extract (AGE or Kyolic), may help reduce the risk of these diseases. AGE reduces cholesterol synthesis. Inhibition of cholesterol, LDL oxidation, and platelet aggregation. AGE, inhibits arterial plaque formation; AGE decreases homocysteine, lowers blood pressure, and increases microcirculation, which is important in diabetes, where microvascular changes increase heart disease and dementia risks. AGE also may help prevent cognitive decline by protecting neurons from Abeta neurotoxicity and apoptosis, thereby preventing ischemia- or reperfusion-related neuronal death and improving learning and memory retention. In other words reducing dementia. Although additional observations are warranted in humans, compelling evidence supports the beneficial health effects attributed to AGE in helping prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and lowering the risk of dementia and AD.
Bottom line is garlic will help reduce heart disease and reduce dementia, excellent reasons to consume more garlic! If you fear garlic breath we have an article for you right here, bon appetite!