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The world of garlic

Welcome to the wonderful world of garlic where we will be looking at garlic and its many uses.

Garlic in the kitchen

As a child growing up, there was a certain time of day when the smell of garlic would come from the kitchen and guess who it be? It would be my father, he loved to cook. One of the ingredients that he used was garlic. Garlic has such nice aroma and flavor, especially when used to season foods

I love the kitchen also and use garlic at times to add that BANG or WOW to my food. Garlic has a flavor that can wake up just about any dish. This herb can be added to soups, gravies, steam foods, broil foods and even a pinch can give your rice that added flavor.

Medical purposes

Garlic is famous for its use for medical purposes, the added benefit of using garlic is that this herb is all natural so you don’t have to be concerned about side effects. I have used garlic over the years for health issues and have proven that these herbs really works.

And example of this is a sore throat,  boil two or three cloves of garlic in 1-1 1/2 cup of water can actually bring relief or better yet chewing a clove and swallowing the juice can also soothe a sore throat. I believe that you would prefer boiling and drinking 2-3 tbsp a day. Because even though chewing garlic is better it is not fun.

chewing uncooked garlic really can burn, but the end result is that it will work wonders for you. I have use garlic also to help fight the common cold, boiling a few cloves in 1/2 – 1 cup of water and drinking. what other benefits are there with garlic?

A word of caution

It is believed that persons that are on medication to thin their blood should stay away from garlic because it can disrupt this process, so if you are using medication of this sort be sure and check with your doctor first.

Other benefits of garlic

1. Garlic is used as a blood purifier.

2. Lowers blood pressure.

3. Helps to prevent lung cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer.

4. Garlic helps to prevent heart disease.

5. Garlic can be used as a body detox.

6. Immune booster.

7. Aids in weight loss.

8. Garlic has been known to treat athlete’s feet.

9. Can help to bring cure from infections.

10. Helps to heal cold sores.

These are just a few of the benefits of the healing wonders of garlic, so now you see we cannot afford not to make this miracle herb a part of our diet.

History and fun facts about garlic

The use of garlic is said to be dated back to ancient Egypt and  Greece, that is as far back as hundreds of years ago. The use of this herb is not new, but it only goes to show that garlic still carries its healing wonders.

1. In ancient Greece women that got married carried and arrangement of garlic and herbs instead of flowers.

2. Persons many years ago wore garlic around their necks because they believed that this would protect them from evil spirits.

3. Garlic is used to repel insects.

4. It is said that China is the largest producers of garlic.

5. Garlic is used to make glue.

6. Garlic is used to treat toothaches.

7. April 19th is known as national garlic day.

8. Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated crops.

9. Warts are treated with garlic.

10. There are over 3oo varieties of garlic worldwide.

11. Consuming too many garlic can cause you to have garlic breath.

13. Garlic is a member of the onion family.

14. Garlic is used to treat acne.

15. The taste of uncooked garlic has an intense burning, like pepper.

Garlic Vitamin Content

The Vitamin content of garlic includes

Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, selenium, phosphorus.

Final word

Garlic has and awesome history and the ways in which this herb is used is just so amazing. So why not make this herb a part of your diet and reap the benefits. You will be glad that you did.

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32 comments

  1. williamsb says:

    I dont knew that the garlic is used as a natural medicine, and he has much benefits.. It have many uses as i see. Realy helpful content for those who don’t knew what kind of vegetable is the garlic, as me! 🙂 I think i will ad your website to my favorites and i will read more about healty eating. Thank you for writing this! Great job!

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello williamsb it is so niceto meet you, Gralic has so many benefits, Glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.

  2. Simon says:

    Love how well you’ve structured the information regarding Garlic, cheers! One of the most powerful antioxidants for sure, alright.

    It’s vitamin content is also quiet powerful. I must also say that some of the interesting facts that you’ve listed such as the women wearing garlic and herbs instead of flowers on their wedding day, was really fun and cool.

    I’m seriously considering buying a garlic in the form of a dietary supplement. However, can you recommend me an odorless one? Don’t want to drive the people around insane lol.

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Simon it is so good to meet you, garlic is of great benefit and do work wonders for our bodies. I agree with you, garlic is great but it leaves a strong ordor in your mouth. You can try ordorless garlic capsules for men, odorless tablets or pills. Anyone of these can be purchased from your local supermaket, health store or pharmacy. Hope this helps, all the best to you and that have a good day.

  3. Alex says:

    Wow, I didn’t know Garlic has medical effect on you that’s amazing.
    I love garlic, I put it in pretty much evrything I eat, so good. So it’s cool to see that garlic can help in things, like losing weight and prevent heart diseases.

    Thanks for the very informative post!

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Alex it is so good to meet you, I am glad that I could help, garlic is just so amazing. All the best to you, thanks for commenting and have a good day

  4. Jon says:

    I’m always looking for natural ways to improve my health and I really found this post useful. I have heard about the health benefits associated with garlic but your article has revealed so many health benefits associated with this natural medicine more than just heart health. This was a refreshing post. Thanks for writing it.

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Jon so good to see you, gralic sure is amazing and has so many benefits. I am glad that could help and thanks for those kind words, all the best to you and have a good day.

  5. Kathy says:

    Hi Norman,
    Garlic is a staple in my kitchen. My husband and I always say, “You can’t have too much garlic.” It not only make everything taste good; it also makes everything healthier. My parents make drink with fresh garlic, fresh ginger, water, and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Any time they come down with cold symptoms, they take a swig of their “concoction”. I’ve tried it; I have to add a bit of raw honey in order to get it down, but it is healthy. Great information here. Thanks!
    Kathy

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Kathy so good to see you, garlic is so awesome and is of great benefit to our bodies, thanks for sharing that awesome story. All the best to you and have a good day.

  6. Madelaine says:

    Hey Norman!
    It’s nice to learn something new everyday! I had no idea Garlic could be used as medicine. Very nice
    Garlic truly does help a tooth ache. I’ve had some bad ones before, but I used Garlic the last time, and it really helped!
    The next time I have a soar throat, I’ll really try to push through that unpleasant, burning sensation. I’ll avoid doing it in front of my husband though. LOL!
    It’s always great to hear from you, or to read your posts!
    Truly, Always
    Madelaine C.

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Madelaine it is so good to hear from you, I am glad that I could help, thanks for those kind words. All the best to you and have a good day.

  7. Michael says:

    I found a few typos, but we are all human! Willl share this site with my wife. Spring is coming and she is already planning the garden. Always looking for natural remedies and advice. Colorful, informative, and easy to read. And, agree.. never is there too much garlic. Great site!

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Michael so good to see you, thanks for letting me know, I will check and make the corrections. Thanks for those kind words. All the best to you and have a good day.

  8. Daniella says:

    Hi Norman,

    Great article, I loved the reading!
    Garlic is one of my favorite ingredients. I use it almost in all my recipes. When it is cooked, then it doesn’t have any smell, but when it is not cooked, god what a smell:) I can not speak to anyone the day I eat garlic. I’ve heard there are some tricks to make the smell disappears like for example, eating coffee beans. Have you heard about this?

    Thank you for this excellent post

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Daniella my good friend it is so good to see you, it is so amazing how garlic can be used in so many ways and the good part is that this herb has so many benefits. Eating coffee beans, this is the first that I have heard of it, I would have to look into this God’s willing. Thanks for sharing, all the best to you and have a good day.

  9. valval says:

    I absolutely love the information you have presented about garlic. Even though I already use garlic on a regular basis for cooking and to help with things like the common cold, I really didn’t know about the history of it. Thanks for sharing that. I’m curious though, have you ever tried growing your own garlic? I’ve always wanted to try, just haven’t got around to doing it. If you have, do you have any advice for me?

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello valval it is so good to meet you, garlic has such a great taste and the benefits are so awesome. To learn more on how to grow garlic follow this link. Thanks for commenting, glad that I could help and have a good day.http://gardenofedengardencenter.com/how-to-grow-herbs

  10. Lidia says:

    Hi Norman,
    Great article on garlic – you covered a lot of things about it I didn’t know, so thanks. My mom always encourages me to use garlic as it was always a herb used around our home as kids. We loved it in rice – as you pointed out, it gives it that added flavor.

    As a Spiritual practitioner, I stopped using members of the onion family a long time ago because it is traditionally known to agitate and dull the mind so it makes it very hard to meditate if used in excess. However, it does offer a lot of health benefits as your article indicates, so it’s always best to use it in moderation for sure. And, I might start adding it to my rice again from time to time. 🙂

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Lidia so good to meet you, garlic is such a wonderful herb that can benefit us in so much ways. In this day and time many persons are turning to a more natural lifestyle because natural is more safe once we use it in morderation, we don’t have to worry about side effects.

      Thanks for commenting, I am glad that I could help, all the best to you my dare lady.

  11. Rhett says:

    Luckily I use garlic all the time when cooking; it is one of my very favorite ingredients. As a line cook I learned to use it often and liberally to make many fantastic soups and sauces. Garlic along with its cousin, shallots, were among the most used ingredients in the kitchen!

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Rhett thanks for sharing, garlic sure do work wonders and has so many benefits. All the best to you, thanks for your comments and have a good day.

  12. Bets says:

    Nice, i didn’t know there is 300 kind of garlic.
    I also love garlic and eating garlic with combined with honey it gave a boost of energy each time.

    Also, it helps me with cold in very fast way each time, and the more i eat garlic the less i get cold or feel sick, and combine with onions and its powerful recipes 🙂

    Thank for your article I’ve learned new thing about garlic

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Bets, it is so good to meet you, garlic sure is a wonder herb that dose wonders for us. Thanks for sharing, I am glad that could help, have a good day.

  13. Ruby says:

    Love garlic in food and love the way it smells. I do not care if other people find it to be an unpleasant smell. I think it is a comforting aroma!
    I did read somewhere that in the old days it was planted around the outside of a garden to keep pests away from the vulnerable plants growing toward the center. I think I will try that out this year. Do you know anything about this idea?

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Ruby so nice to here from you, garlic sure is a wonderful herb that can work wonders. Garlic is used to keep insects from out of vegetable gardens and flower beds. Garlic is usually planted around the border of the planting area to act as a barrier, some persons may even plant them through out the planting area. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good day.

  14. Steve says:

    Just last night I was explaining to my kids the benefits of the garlic. I had probably added a little too much to the spaghetti sauce! I told them that it was good for them and that it would help with my daughters cold. They thought I was telling a tall tale until I showed them this very post. We all sat down in the living room and I read your entire post to them. They were actually amazed by all the benefits that garlic has to offer and now my son may use some of the info you provided in an up coming school project.
    Thanks so much for this!

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Steve it is so good to meet you, you made my day with those kind words. Garlic is such a beneficial herb that can do so much for us from cooking with them to using them as natural medicine. I am so happy to know that your son may use some of the information from my website for his project. I wish him great success with his project, all the best to you my friend. Have a good day.

  15. Liz says:

    Should garlic be taken as a pill or is it better to just eat with on foods like bread? (yum) Garlic is seems so powerful so will taking it in a pill cause the smell of garlic to smell out our pores? just curious..Either way I can’t wait to check out these garlic pills you recommended! Thanks for the post!

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Liz so nice to hear from you. Garlic sure do work wonders and are so beneficial to our bodies. The heat from cooking may weaken the effects but the pill will ensure that you get more of the strength. No the smell will not come out of your pores from taking the pill because the pills are odorless. Hope this help, all the best to you.

  16. hassim says:

    Wow ! I learnt so much about food and its health benefits by reading your posts.I’m hungry right now ! You know your stuff !

  17. hassim says:

    This is beneficial to my family’s well-being.I have to use this website as a guide to feed them healthy foods !

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