Garlic can be used as a natural alternative to antibiotics
Garlic has generated much interest throughout history for it medicinal uses. Crushed garlic has been proven to have antibacterial properties which kill a vast range of bacteria including, Salmonella, Streptococcus, Helicobacter pylori and MRSA.
So what makes it garlic so effective?
Allicin, is the oxygenated sulfur amino acid that is present in high volumes and is responsible for garlic's super powers.Studies have shown that by taking garlic regularly it is possible to significantly reduce the risk of becoming susceptible to harmful bacteria.
How to make the most of this wonderful plant.
For best results, eat garlic as raw as possible as cooking reduces the presence of the allicin. Adding it to salad dressings or chopped fresh and sprinkled over a meal is ideal. Although it is important to point out that eating raw garlic can sometimes irritate stomach acid if the body is not used to it.
Garlic supplements can be taken as a milder alternative and are odorless. However it is best to avoid the oil or aged supplements and choose the powdered ones such as Garlic Powder capsules or Allicin Powder extract.