Best known as a pungent seasoning, of course, Garlic is also a powerful medicinal plant. Supporting the immune system, digestive function, and cardiovascular health, garlic is most used today as a cholesterol lowering and blood-thinning tonic for high blood pressure and related heart disease. Study after study has confirmed its usefulness for even advanced cases of clogged arteries and the resulting high blood pressure.
Garlic is also an excellent immune tonic, supporting the body’s defenses against many bacteria, viruses and germs, and is a strong antioxidant protectant to many tissues.
Garlic’s main constituent, allicin, has been shown to be a better antibiotic than penicillin or tetracycline. It is also very helpful to clear up sinus or lung congestion and soothe coughs.