Sometimes called nature’s “wonder drug,” garlic is a powerful antibiotic that fights bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses. Studies have shown it to be more effective in some cases than penicillin. A growing body of research shows its effectiveness in preventing heart disease and stroke by lowering both cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Garlic contains many preventative, anti-cancer compounds and antioxidants. It is good for colds as a decongestant and expectorant and works as an anti-diarrheal. Helps relieve gas. Garlic works as an antidepressant. It also helps trap toxic lead and mercury in the body and remove them so it is great for detoxing!
Cooking the garlic inactivates its enzymes and significantly reduces its effectiveness.