What Are The Benefits Of Garlic?

Wonder herb garlic has been used by the herbalists since times immemorial for treating patients of ulcer, snakebite, wounds, headache, measles, cancer, heart related diseases, skin related diseases, tumors etc. Garlic is very effective for controlling the Blood Pressure of body, which is a very common ailment in today’s time.

If you want to live a healthy life, it is advised to eat a single piece of garlic every day empty stomach. Some people dislike garlic due to its smell but you can consume garlic like a capsule with water. You won’t even notice when you have swallowed it.

Garlic is very much used in cooking food. Garlic is an important ingredient in Indian particularly south Indian food items. In some areas people use garlic for making pickle. You can add garlic in your gravy, you can decorate salad by grating garlic on it, you can use garlic in pizza and you can also use garlic in soups. Garlic in food is a natural fighter for the body.

Garlic is of great medicinal value. Due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-oxidant properties, garlic is the first choice of herbalists for removing above-mentioned categories of diseases. It is very effective in keeping your body, heart and mind healthy.

If you are suffering from a running nose or cold and cough, 2-3 pieces of garlic are very useful. You can consume garlic in raw shape or you can cook it also. However, raw garlic is proven to be much effective in treating cold and cough. Due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-oxidant properties, it is good in killing infection without any side effects.

Garlic is also skin friendly. If you want glossy and shiny skin, eat 2-3 pieces of garlic with cozy water empty stomach regularly. Garlic has the quality of a blood cleanser. By cleaning blood it can even cure pimples. But one thing you must keep in mind that when you are doing this course of 1 month, you should not eat spicy and junk food. For better results, drink plenty of water daily. Garlic is also effective in reducing wrinkles. 3 pieces of garlic a day are sufficient to save your pocket, as anti-aging creams are very costly.

Garlic has so many health benefits and also helpful in reducing body weight. One glass of lemon water (cozy lemon water) with 2 pieces of garlic two times a day can do magic. For better results, it is advised to consume lemon water with garlic in the morning and at night before sleep.

Garlic is also effective in controlling cholesterol level. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, garlic is a sure remedy for controlling body cholesterol. Its regular use is also effective in preventing cancer and tumors.

For pregnant ladies garlic is very useful. It increases the body weight of the baby and also reduces gastric problems during pregnancy. In summers many insects can cause you big trouble by biting you. Children are especially sensitive in this regard. In case of insect bite, crush a bulb of garlic and apply it on the affected area for reducing pain and skin burn.

The Medicinal Benefits Of Cinnamon

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) is a herb used by herbalists for treating problem related to stomach, throat, heart and skin. It means sweet wood in Greek language and indeed it’s a sweet herb that is used in cooking. It is taken from the inner bark of an evergreen native tree of Sri lanka and Egypt. In ancient times, cinnamon was considered more expensive than gold. It was considered as the best gift that a citizen could give to his monarch.

It was used by ancient herbalists for treating gastric problems, cold and cough, flu, infection in urinary tract, diabetes etc. This herb got popularity in the beginning of 15th century. It is now used by medical scientists and herbalists to treat diarrhea, nausea, queasiness, indigestion, colic, nose bleeding and excess discharge in menstrual period.

For its best use it should be used in a proper way. First step of its preparation is to dry the inner bark, then scroll it and cut this scroll into sticks of 2-3 inches. Grind it to make powder. Its powder is more aromatic than its sticks. Due to its strong aroma, you should use a little amount of this powder in your dishes for taste.

Two types of cinnamon are available in market. 1st is cinnamomum Verum and 2nd is Cinnamomum Aromaticum or Cassia. Cinnamomum Verum is grown in Sri lanka and Southren India. Yellowish brown color of cinnamon is prefered by consumers and this colour is found in cinnamomum verum only. It is considered to be of best quality and is preffered in european countries for its sweet taste but it is a little bit costly. On the other hand, Cinnamomum Aromaticum or Cassia that is grown in China, Indonesia and Vietnam is less expensive and less popular. Its color is grayish brown.

Cinnamon is helpful in treating gastric problems and diarrhea. It is also helpful in curing morning sickness. Cinnamon also helps in curing preblems related to urinary tract. Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, cinnamon is helpful in rermoving infections of unrinary tract. It is also helpful in controlling sugar level in the body. It makes fat cells of our body more responsive to insulin and to the harmones that control sugar metabolism. In this way cinnamon controls sugar metabolism and thus controls glucose level in the blood. One pinch of cinnamon powder daily is sufficent for controlling diabetes.

Due to its anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties, cinnamon is helpful in protecting body against many infections. It is helpful in treating  cold and cough. For better results, it is seggested that cinnamon should be consumed with ginger. It is useful in preventing head lice and acts as a pain killer also. It is a wonder herb as far as muscular pains are concerned.

Its anti-inflamatory, anti spasmodic, and anti-clotting components make it helpful in treating rheumatic and other inflammations. It is helpful in treating patients of nausea, stomach cramps, intestinal spasms and stomach ulcers.