#thursdaythrive Garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#thursdaythrive   All about Garlic

  • Garlic has germanium in it. Germanium is an anti-cancer agent, and garlic has more of it than any other herb. In lab tests, mice fed garlic showed no cancer development, whereas mice that weren't fed garlic showed at least some. In fact, garlic has been shown to retard tumor growth in human subjects in some parts of the world.
  • Another benefit of garlic is it helps regulate the body's blood pressure. So whether you have problems with low or high blood pressure, garlic can help equalize it.
  • Garlic helps strengthen your body's defenses against allergies; helps loosen plaque from the artery walls; helps regulate your blood sugar levels; and is the best choice for killing and expelling parasites such as pin worms from the human body.
  • Garlic and onions are toxic to cats and dogs.
  • It is traditional to plant garlic on the shortest day of the year. Whether this is for symbolic or practical reasons is unclear.