lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and regulates good (HDL) cholesterol
helps to build the immune system
works to dispose of fat in meals
powerful natural antibiotic
helps rid the body of toxins, heavy metals and radiation damage
recognized as having anti-inflammatory properties
fights bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and parasites
known for anti-bacterial properties
Do not refrigerate fresh garlic - it's flavor will diminish and refrigeration makes it susceptible to mold. Garlic needs air - you can store it in a mesh bag, a wire-mesh basket or a garlic keeper, away from strong light. When stored properly, garlic will last for several months.
Although garlic is a vegetable, it is sometimes referred to as a living herb. Garlic has been around for thousands of years and always had an honorable place among medicinal plants. Wherever you look, you can find books and other information on its many uses.
Garlic is easily stored and has a long shelf life. Using garlic raw or lightly cooked gives you the greatest health benefit. Garlic is extremely versatile and is consumed in many different ways.
Plan ahead so you can cut, crush, or chop your garlic and let it sit for 15 minutes or more before using it to activate the enzymes that turn into allicin. This provides the most flavor and aroma.
There are many medicinal qualities of garlic, such as: