In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that eating garlic appears to boost our natural supply of hydrogen sulfide.
Hydrogen sulfide is actually poisonous at high concentrations — it’s the same noxious byproduct of oil refining that smells like rotten eggs. But the body makes its own supply of the stuff, which acts as an antioxidant and transmits cellular signals that relax blood vessels and increase blood flow.
“People have known garlic was important and has health benefits for centuries,” said Dr. David W. Kraus, associate professor of environmental science and biology at the University of Alabama. “Even the Greeks would feed garlic to their athletes before they competed in the Olympic games.”
Garlic also helps prevent and treat many different health problems:
- help liver problems and diseases
- prevent and treat baldness
- cleanse your arteries and purify the blood
- relieve the symptoms of the cold and the flu
- helpful with other respiratory problems
Did you know that the Egyptians chewed raw garlic, for its powerful antibiotic and medicinal properties, while they were constructing the pyramids? The most potent compound found in garlic is allicin. You can increase its powers when you crush the garlic, but you will destroy it if you cook it.
This is why you should crush it, leave it for 15 minutes and then eat it. You can add some vegetable oil and parsley, to eliminate the strong odor.
Why put garlic underneath your pillow?
You’ve probably heard that some people put garlic under their pillow, before they go to sleep – to improve their sleep, right? Other people put garlic in their pockets – for good luck. And many people around the world rub their pans and pots with this vegetable, to eliminate the negativity from those spirits, that might have contaminated the food.
And many people around the world rub their pans and pots with this vegetable, to eliminate the negativity from those spirits, that might have contaminated the food.
This is why you should try this simple method. Just put a garlic clove in your pocket or under your pillow. It will help you sleep much better and help you eliminate all negative energy around you. It sounds silly but just try it. What do you have to lose?