Garlic, scientifically namedAllium sativum, can be used as a medicinal plant being effective in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases because it decreases blood pressure, bad cholesterol, promotes a slight dilation of blood vessels, facilitating the passage of blood, and hampers blood clotting, and are therefore effective in preventing thrombus and thromboembolic events.
To take full advantage of the medicinal properties of garlic, recommended to his raw consumption, as these properties are lost in the garlic cooking process.One can take 1 capsule daily garlic or take 2 cups garlic flavored water per day to achieve the same benefits.
Flavored water Recipe garlic
1 clove fresh garlic, peeled and crushed
100 ml water
Soak the garlic clove beaker with 100 ml of water for 6 to 8 hours (while sleeping, for example) and take fasting, the morning.
Allicin is the active substance in garlic responsible for its medicinal benefits, giving him also his intense aroma.For this recipe you should use raw garlic.
The benefits of garlic to extend further to the gastrointestinal tract by reducing intestinal fermentation processes also alleviating gastric discomfort.