planting Garlic (Allium sativum L.) - herbaceous perennial bulbous plant the lily family with flat linear leaves with small flowers, gathered in an umbrella.The healing properties of this plant have been known since the Sumerians, who in about 2300 years BCwas used for the removal of heat, the treatment of tumors and for poisoning.The ancient Egyptians used it extensively for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases among the slaves employed in the construction of the pyramids.Legionnaires and gladiators of ancient Rome is actively used it to increase the forces in the military campaigns and gladiatorial battles, and Claudius Galen, using garlic in his balm, sought full recovery of wounded gladiators.
Avicenna considered it a remedy for all diseases.Western medicine also drew attention to the healing properties of garlic.But the truly scientific study of medicinal properties of garlic started only in the 70s of this century.
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Healing properties of garlic are known to man since ancient times.Garlic tried to cure every known ailment - and I must say that quite a large percentage of cases, it brings a certain result.
For example, if you are not completely healthy heart, any doctor necessarily among other medications you prescribe drugs containing potassium, vascular disorders - vitamin-mineral complexes, for colds recommended calcium, anemia - iron.
Just go back to the previous chapter, and see: all these substances are contained in garlic.
But we should start from the other: the garlic - it is the strongest disinfectant drug that acts on viruses, disease vectors, whichever way he may enter the body.And disinfecting effect of sulfides (sulfur compounds) is enhanced by the presence of allicin in garlic, which, as mentioned earlier, can be considered as quite a strong antibiotic.
Among other kinds of beneficial effects of garlic on the human body in the first place we should mention the following:
Already in ancient writings we find recommendations to consume garlic during heavy physical exertion and for the speedy recovery of health after a serious illness.
Simultaneously, garlic has a positive effect on blood composition and condition of the blood vessels, with vitamins and salts of rare metals, ie the action is carried out complex.
Perhaps for this reason, pediatricians recommend garlic preparations impaired children who suffer from dysbiosis.In children, by the way, very often gastrointestinal diseases are cured only one garlic.
Special mention should be the benefit that provides regular consumption of garlic in severe and chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system.
At the end of the last century, the University of Pennsylvania (USA) issued a special bulletin, which is the title: "Garlic reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease."American scientists conducted studies have shown that garlic lowers cholesterol.Recall that the cholesterol plaques in atherosclerosis - the main reason that narrows blood vessels lumen and advancing serious blood disorders, which may eventually lead to such serious diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke, etc.
about "anti-cholesterol"..action garlic folk healers known for a long time, but now scientific medicine based on the experimental data confirms: yes, thanks to the regular use of fresh garlic or drugs based on it the blood cholesterol level is reduced in some cases by 12-16%.
However, the above benefits brought by garlic, not exhausted.One of the most important applications of garlic - and at home, and in folk and clinical medicine - its powerful preventive effect.
Probably everyone knows that during the epidemic outbreak of influenza or SARS increased intake of garlic can protect you from infection - volatile viruses, met with garlic volatile production, on the fly and die.
However, not everyone knows that the possible prevention of garlic such "disease of the century" as a permanent stress or chronic fatigue syndrome.
garlic distinctive feature is the ability to elements of its chemical composition to join a fast connection with organic substances, which provides a high preventive effect.
should not just forget that the amount of generated garlic compounds depends on the condition of the plant: untouched, whole head is almost neutral, but after machining (eg pureed, pounded or simply chopped garlic not only contains the previously mentioned nutrients(minerals, organic acids, pectin, vitamins), but it dramatically activates many compounds - sulfur and other, so in most recipes indicated that it is desirable to cook garlic fresh preparations before each use
First of all, it should be noted that over the centuries.tested and simple -. only eat once a day for half a medium-sized garlic head
by processing garlic processing has been allocated sulfur compound ajo It has a strong anticoagulative action, inhibits the growth of pathogenic fungi Numerous studies confirm the anticancer activity of ajo for tumors of the stomach..Bladder.Currently it is known that garlic contains 100 more sulfur components, with special medicinal properties.Another
garlic sulfur compound S-allyl cysteine lowers blood cholesterol, especially triglycerides, play a major role in the development of atherosclerosis.Japanese scientists have received the compound of garlic, has a protective effect in liver disease.
preparations of garlic have become indispensable for diseases of coronary heart disease, stroke and others.
For obese, flabby people suffering from shortness of breath: Mix 400 g of ground garlic, juice of 2-4 lemons, pour into a jar with a wide neck, tie the cheesecloth and put for 2-4 days.Take 1 time before going to bed 1 hour. Spoon mixture with 1/2 cup water.Shake before use.After 10-14 days of fatigue disappear, a good sleep will be.
One of the most effective properties of garlic is its an antibacterial effect. It is believed that during the catarrhal epidemics enough to put on a child's neck a necklace of garlic cloves, and it will protect against disease-causing viruses and bacteria.
Garlic syrup is prepared in diseases of the upper airways, hoarseness, sore throat.
10-12 heads of garlic mince.Thin layers, to spread the resulting mass and alternately layers of sugar, fill the jar.Insist two days.Strain through a cloth.Take as any cough syrup.
Several heads of minced garlic, place into a clean glass jar and fill liquid honey at room temperature.Insist day.Take a pain in the throat, bronchitis, cough every half-hour on a teaspoon.
Sandwiches cold. Two lemons pour over boiling water, grate.In the resulting mass add a clove of garlic, and grated.Stir, add 200 g of butter, which is soft as well to beat with a mixer.These sandwiches are well fed still brewed herbal tea.
To prevent colds and flu help garlic drops instilled into the nose.Crush some garlic, squeeze the juice, add 10 parts of water, drops ready.
colds, bronchitis and pneumonia will help the garlic patch.Crush 5-8 garlic cloves to a paste.Put a layer on a sheet of loose (blotting paper, cloth), paper and attach the adhesive tape to the paper side of the chest, the top cover with a thick cloth, and then wipes.Keep no more than 20 minutes.
Or you can just sniff.In a small bottle (available from under the drugs), as long as it was by a narrow neck, put sliced garlic, close lid.Do 10-15 breaths.Then a break.
garlic is effective in case of intestinal disorders.Garlic has excellent choleretic properties allohol formulation which includes garlic, is widely used.Japanese scientists demonstrate the ability of garlic to rid the body through the intestines various toxic substances, in particular salts of heavy metals - lead, mercury, cadmium and other harmful substances
Prepare a mixture of 1 liter of honey, juice of 10 lemons and 10 heads of grated garlic.Leave for a week in a closed jar.Take 4 h. Spoon 1 time a day, but not immediately, but slowly, slowly, one spoonful after another.Days not to miss.This amount is enough for two months.
garlic is effective and with less serious problems.Garlic, boiled with milk, accelerates ripening of abscesses and softens painful calluses.Warts, lichen, eczema and other skin diseases are treated with fresh garlic juice or gruel.
When dry corns and warts need for the night to put the crushed raw garlic, covering it with a sterile gauze or a cotton glove and fixing all the plaster.
fungal infections, try garlic hot compress.3-6 cloves of minced garlic mixed with 0.5 liters of hot water, then add an additional 0.5 liters of boiling water.Let the mixture cool down so that it does not burn, soak it in a cloth napkin and apply on the affected area of skin.Keep the compress remains humid and hot, which watered down at him with hot garlic mixture.For each subsequent compress the mixture should be prepared fresh.
To strengthen the hair juice rubbed into the skin.
Garlic can replace iodine with small cuts.The ancient Greeks believed garlic indispensable tool against the bite of poisonous snakes.The Slavs in ancient and the Middle Ages, too, used it from snake venom, so they called the garlic "grass snake".In cooking, garlic is added to salads, borscht, prepared sauces.Eat fresh, pickled or salted.
offer to cook eggs garlic.To do this, crushed 1 clove of garlic with the salt, add 1/2 cup walnut nucleoli and again crushed;soak in the water slice of white bread, squeeze out, mix with garlic and nuts.The resulting mass beating with a wooden spoon until a puree, adding 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil.To puree add the lemon juice, vinegar, put on a plate and garnish with olives.
Garlic marinated .garlic head put into cold water for three days, changing it 2-3 times a day.Then divide the garlic cloves on, rinse and put into sterilized jars.In each jar drop 1 bay leaf 5 and peas allspice (or clove).Prepare the marinade: 0.5 liters of water - 3 tbsp.spoons of sugar and 1 tbsp.spoon of salt, boil.Add to each jar 3 tbsp.spoon of vinegar, immediately pour boiling marinade and close the lids.Keep refrigerated.
Garlic clean, mince, put them into a glass jar and pour vegetable oil.Such garlic seasoning can be stored for 2-3 years.Close the plastic cover on top.
autumn garlic dry well, heads put in a pot or in glass jars.
Cover the pot up to the top the usual dry salt.Top to tie a cotton cloth, but in any case does not cover.Salt should "breathe."Put the container at any place.You can not go to sleep with salt, and millet - Garlic is also well maintained throughout the winter and does not dry out.
Lovely marinade or seasoning obtained from the arrows of garlic.Break off they should not over-mature, so that they are not rigid.With
therapeutic purposes need to use freshly harvested garlic as antibacterial activity of garlic which had been stored for four months in the refrigerator is reduced as compared to freshly harvested approximately doubled.
Garlic stored at room temperature, after eight months, completely loses its Phytoncidal properties.
In folk medicine for therapeutic purposes from the leaves of garlic prepare decoctions and infusions, and garlic bulbs take in fresh, boiled, steamed, baked, stewed, fried and burning form.But the most commonly used infusion of purified bulbs.
Requires: 40 grams of mashed garlic, 100 grams of alcohol or vodka, a little mint to smell.Mashed garlic, place in a glass jar, pour alcohol or vodka, seal the lid and leave for at least 10 days in a dark place.The taste and odor of the tincture will be more pleasant if you add to it a little mint.Take tincture recommended 10 drops 2-3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating.
Inhalation Aerosol of minced garlic are effective in the treatment of exacerbations of chronic pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, and in combination with vitamin A they are used to improve the functional state of the bronchial mucosa in professional dust bronchitis.
Research conducted by Russian scientists in the middle of the last century revealed that garlic volatile volatile in the first few minutes of the experiments kill staphylococcus, streptococcus, typhoid fever bacteria, dysentery bacillus, putrefaction bacteria and many other pathogens.For the 15-minute exposure to an aqueous extract of garlic reduces the tubercle bacillus, and after 30 minutes it dies or is exposed to sudden changes.
describes a pronounced positive effect of inhaled treatments for chronic tonsillitis: their conduct fresh garlic juice, diluted with distilled water at a ratio of 1:10 or 1:50.
Inhalation sweet smells of garlic is recommended not only for diseases, colds, but also for the disinfection of premises.In the latter case, a slurry of finely grated garlic, place it on the saucer.
• For individual inhalation should prepare a clean, dry teapot, a small head of garlic and a piece of medical bandage.Garlic pound and the resulting mass smear on the surface of the bandage.Put a bandage in the kettle, cover.Take the spout in the mouth and, holding the nostrils with your fingers, slowly breathe in the smell of garlic.Then, opening his fingers, make a calm exhalation.The duration of inhalation - from 2 to 10 minutes, repeat 2-4 times a day.At each subsequent inhalation should be made fresh weight and take a clean bandage.
Garlic inhalation can be made and assembled with other herbs.
• Take 3 tbsp.tablespoons dried chamomile, 3 tbsp.spoon of dry mint, 3 tbsp.spoon of dry oregano, 1 head of garlic, 1 liter of water.Boil water in a separate bowl, mix and mash chamomile, mint and oregano.Pour boiling water over the mixture.Garlic peel and mash.Garlic mush put in the broth immediately prior to inhalation.Cover your head with a towel and breathe over the broth for 10 minutes.
In folk medicine, known various methods for the preparation of dosage forms of garlic.Consider the method of preparation of garlic oil.
This type of oil has a characteristic sharp flavor.Natural essential oil is extracted from onions and green garlic Allium sativum by steam distillation.It has strong antimicrobial, mild hypotensive and diuretic, lowers cholesterol.It is recommended to use in hypertension, edema, various gastrointestinal infections and parasitic infestations, sore throat, flatulence, insomnia.
Garlic oil can be prepared at home or ready to buy pharmaceutical drug.
• For garlic oil should be rubbed the head of garlic, put in a jar and pour equal volume of vegetable oil.A day in the oil infusion to pour the juice of one lemon and stir.Insist 7 days in a dark cool place.Strain.Take garlic oil should be diluted in milk for half a spoon 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals for strengthening blood vessels and blood purification.The course is not more than 1 month, one month can be repeated.
• Inside are one drop with breadcrumbs while eating at worm infestations;Strain.