Garlic can for sure be considered to be a super food as it is a natural antibiotic that can treat many diseases. It has been used since ancient times, namely Egyptians buried it with their dead, in the medieval Europe it was used against plague and as an insect repellent.
This veggie contains potent antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties, and all thanks to the content of an active compound known as allicin. Garlic is high in vitamin B9, B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. Furthermore, it belongs to the family of onions and the ‘bulb’ of this plant is commonly comprised of 10 to 20 smaller sections known aspods. Each pod shows powerful medicinal properties and strong flavor. It has high nutritional value as in every 100 grams of garlic there is around 131 calories, 33 grams of carbohydrates, 6.36 grams of protein, in addition to the contained vitamins and minerals.
Therefore, it has been widely used in many natural remedies as it was proven to be an effective remedy against various ailments.
Many studies have performed studies on the various benefits of the use of garlic which revealed its following health advantages:
Shows powerful antibacterial and antifungal effect thus being able to fight off infections.
Reduces high blood pressure.
Boosts the health of the cardiovascular system by lowering cholesterol, triglyceride and blood lipid levels.
Reveals an anti-tumor effect.
Inhibits further development of cancer cells.
In this article we shall present you an effective remedy based on garlic, honey and apple cider vinegar. Each one of the used ingredients showsgreat benefits for the overall health and body. For instance, apple cider vinegar is high in vitamins B1, B2 and B6, biotin, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid and vitamin C.Plus, it contains minerals like iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
This vinegar can be used alone or along with honey in the treatment of various health issues like sore throat, sinus problems, osteoporosis, hypertension, cholesterol, infections, arthritis, weight loss, cramps, leg pain, upset stomach, and buildup toxins in the body.
Recipe of a Natural Antibiotic
8 cloves of garlic
Half a cup of apple cider vinegar
1 cup of honey
Start with peeling and then washing the garlic cloves. After that, add the apple cider vinegar and honey. Combine these ingredients for 15 to 20 seconds, and then transfer the remedy into a glass jar. Place the jar in the fridge for 5 days. Stir the remedy once a day in order for the ingredients to brew. When this period passes, the remedy is ready for consumption.
Use: Add 2 tablespoons in a large glass of warm water, mix it, and then consume it on an empty stomach. Make sure to always dilute the mixture with water because it is really strong.
Aside the fact that garlic is extremely healthy ingredient, some people may experience adverse effects like nausea, heartburn, bloating,and diarrhea.
The consumption of garlic is not recommended for breastfeeding women as it changes the taste of their milk, for people who are on blood thinners medications, and for people who have just undergone surgery.
On the other hand, the intake of apple cider vinegar can cause allergic reactions in people who suffer from sulphite allergy.
Honey should not be given to children under one year of age because it cancause infant botulism.