One of the first plants documented to be used to treat disease and promote health Was the allium sativum or garlic. Garlic oil was found in both the ancient Greek temples and Egyptian pyramids.
Medical text from China, Rome, India, Egypt, and Greece all have references to using garlic and/or garlic oil as a reliable medicine. Even the text in the Bible refers to using garlic in medical prescriptions.
Civilizations around the world have all discovered on their own the many users and health benefits of garlic such as reducing fatigue. In ancient Greece is was given to Olympic athletes as a ‘performance enhancing’ substance. In some cultures, laborers used it to improve their work capacity.
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Garlic Oil Health Benefits and Uses
Garlic oil is a natural remedy for relieving acne. With its antiseptic and antibacterial properties it’s just what the doctor ordered. Prepare an acne fighting face mask using a mud pack and garlic oil.
Allyl sulfur, found in garlic oil, is known to inhibit cell cancer cell growth. In many forms of cancer such as breast, prostate, pancreatic, stomach, esophageal, and colon cancers garlic oil is used to treat and hopefully prevent as well.
Apply garlic oil to your hair and scalp to eliminate dry skin itch and stop the flakes by hydrating your scalp. Apply the oil every other week until you reach the desired results.
Toothache Pain Reliever
2-3 times a day put a few drops of garlic oil on a cotton ball and put the cotton ball on the painful tooth for 10 to 30 minutes, you’ll feel relief.
Garlic oil inhibits cancer cell growth, detoxifies the whole body system, aids in eliminating lead and mercury, and is packed with antioxidants which fight common colds and flu.
Garlic contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties making it beneficial in treating infections including both staff and yeast infections.
Improves Bone Health
There is an interesting study here showing a link between garlic and beneficial effects on osteoarthritis. There isn’t a great deal of depth to the studies in general, but it appears to confirm that garlic can minimize bone loss.
Promotes Healthy Hair
Garlic or contains the exact nutrients needed to feed the hair and maintain a healthy scalp particularly vitamin B6 but also vitamins E, C, and B1. These nutrients prevent
Improves Health of Your Heart
Garlic oil can help unclog blood vessel as it acts like a blood thinner. This means you can lower your blood pressure. It’s been known to help people avoid strokes and blood clots.
Can Treat Ear Infections
Ear infections can become very painful and even disorienting. With its antibacterial and antiviral properties, a little warm garlic oil gently placed in the ear can work wonders.
Side Effects and Precautions When Using Garlic Oil
When taken as directed and in small amounts garlic oil is safe and it’s unlikely you will have any ill effects. Some people do experience a burning sensation when ingesting, as well as some stomach issues like bloating and gas.
If you experience any of these or some other reaction then stop taking garlic immediately and consult your doctor. IF using on skin always check the product you’re using and use as directed. Test on a small area of skin first if it’s suitable for topical use.
If you’re on any medication, especially blood thinners, consult your doctor before using garlic oil specifically.
For thousands of years garlic and garlic oil was believed to have a wide range of health benefits. With the aid of science and controlled testing, we now know it’s very true. That’s the interesting thing about foods like garlic being used so many thousands of years ago.
Start using garlic more in your cooking as a seasoning and taking on supplemented amounts as directed if you have any of the health issues above. Remember, the compound allicin only works when the garlic is raw, cooking it first will change the level of compound drastically.
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