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G . . . . Garlic

Discussion in 'Ailments & Natural Remedies' started by Snowbaby, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Garlic is a member of the onion family and is nature's most versatile medicinal plant. Garlic has been used all over the world for thousands of years for a wide range of conditions.
    • It has been prized since the first records of civilization for its uses in treating wounds, infections, tumors, and intestinal parasites.
    • lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, thins the blood (which reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke) and fights bacteria like an antibiotic
    • Garlic is a potent antioxidant that has been found to inhibit tumor cell formation and is currently being studied by the National Cancer Institute. It may be effective in fighting stomach, skin and colon cancer
    • Although Garlic directly attacks bacteria and viruses, it also stimulates the body's natural defenses against foreign invaders
    • It is generally regarded as a preventative measure for colds, flu and other infectious diseases
    • Garlic has also been used in treating upper respiratory infections (especially bronchitis), late-onset diabetes, urinary infections, acne, asthma, sinusitis, arthritis, and ulcers
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