Garlic Medicinal uses. Garlic has been used in cooking and in natural medicine for centuries. Healers of Ancient India, China, Egypt, Middle East, Greece and Rome, Arabia and early Europe knew of its effectiveness in combating common conditions. Recent scientific studies affirm that garlic is an antioxidant, an antiviral and broad spectrum antibiotic.
Here is a list of some of the main health uses of garlic: In his the Healing Power of Garlic Paul Bergner states that "Garlic has been shown to kill or inhibit" bacteria, fungus and parasites. This is a list the the pathogens included in his list..
Bacteria: Acinetobacter caleoacetieus, Escherichia coli (E coli), Micrococcus luteus,Mycobacterium phlei, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, salmonella typhimurium, Shigella dysenteria, Shigella flexneri, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Mold fungus, yeast:
Parasites: Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma gondii
Virus herpes simplex virus type 1, herpes simplex virus type 2, Vaccinia virus, Vesicular stomatitis virus,
Other Garlic Medicinal Uses. In recent years some practitioners have suggested garlic as part of the treatment for lyme disease. A major problem in the use of Garlic Medicinal uses. Many people who take garlic as part of their daily health care do not realize that they are NOT benefiting from it because the form they are using has destroyed the medicinal properties. If you want to avoid such errors read: How to preserve the benefits: Garlic Medicinal Uses
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