Garlic is an herb that is grown around the world. It is related to onion, leeks, and chives. It is thought that garlic is native to Siberia, but spread to other parts of the world over 5000 years ago.
Garlic is used for many conditions related to the heart and blood system. These conditions include high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, inherited high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, reduced blood flow due to narrowed arteries, and “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis).
Some people use garlic to prevent colon cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, and lung cancer. It is also used to treat prostate cancer and bladder cancer.
Garlic is commonly used and grown all over the world and this is mostly because it has numerous health benefits.
It is very rich in vitamins A, B-complex and vitamin C. It is also very abundant in minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium and iron.
Garlic is also rich in amino acids, glycosides and other rare essential trace minerals such as germanium, selenium and tellurium.
And another property of garlic is that it doesn’t lose any of the medicinal properties in the cooking process.