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Garlic, also known as Allium sativum has been used medicinally, and as a culinary ingredient, for over 5000 years. Amazingly, the role of Garlic in human history could fill a book and people have known garlic was important and has health benefits for centuries.
World folklore is littered with references to its ability to protect us, such as in ancient Greece, where midwives hung cloves of garlic on the windows to ward off evil spirits during childbirth. Garlic's strength enhancing quality was honored by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Greeks feed garlic to their athletes before they competed in their Olympic sporting games and events. The Greeks also used it extensively: As far back as the first century, Dioscorides wrote of Garlicís ability to clear the arteries. Greek and Roman soldiers consumed garlic before going off to war. Ancient Koreans ate pickled garlic before passing through the mountains to keep tigers away as it was believed that they hated the smell. The Egyptians used to swear on cloves of garlic in the same way we swear on the Bible today as an act of indicating an honest testimony. Garlic was not only bestowed with sacred qualities and place in the tomb of Pharaohs, but it was given to the slaves that build the pyramids to enhance their endurance and strength. It was so highly valued that 15 pounds of garlic could purchase a healthy male slave. Garlic poultices were used to prevent wound infections from Roman times through World War I. In World War II this potent herb was called "Russian penicillin", which they used after running out of antibiotics. After World War II, Sandoz Pharmaceutical company manufactured a Garlic compound for intestinal spasms, and the Van Patten Company produced a compound using Garlic, for lowering blood pressure. The Europeans use this herb as an all-around treatment for preventing atherosclerosis, the cause of heart disease and strokes. Scientific studies found that certain forms of Garlic lowered blood pressure and total cholesterol levels. Early scientific studies propose regular use can help prevent cancer. Garlic is an effective antibiotic when it contacts the tissue directly. Garlic has also been suggested as a treatment for asthma, colds, and diabetes. Garlic suppositories work very well as a remedy for women experiencing yeast infections such as candida.
These health promoting benefits may be experienced by using garlic as both a food ingredient and a dietary supplement. Garlic is odiferous, tasty, and medicinal. Garlic was introduced into varios regions throughout the globe by migrating cultural tribes and explorers. By the 6th century BC, garlic was known in both China and India, the latter country using it for therapeutic purposes. The first medical textbook known to have discussed the use of garlic in medicine was the Collection of Commentaries on the Classic of the Materia Medica (Ben Cao Zhing Zhi Ju), written over 1,500 years ago.
For a small vegetable, garlic has a big, well deserved reputation. Although garlic may not always bring good luck, protection from evil, or ward off vampires, characteristics to which it has been assigned, folklorically, it is guaranteed to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy culinary experience. Garlic is arranged in a head, called a "bulb", which averages about 2 inches in height and diameter, consisting of numerous small separate cloves. Both the cloves and the entire bulb are encased in paper-like sheathes that can be white, off-white, or have a pink-purple hue. Although garlic cloves have a firm texture, they can be easily cut or crushed. The taste of garlic is like no other. It hits the palate with a hot pungency that is shadowed by a very subtle background sweetness. While elephant garlic has larger cloves, it is more closely related to the leek and therefore does not offer the full health benefits of regular garlic.
Fresh, dried and powdered garlic are available in markets thoughout the year. Fresh varieties from California are in season from June through December. Garlic constituents include allicin, citral, geraniol, linalool, phellandrene, s-methyl-1-cysteine sulfoxide. Currently, China, South Korea, India, Spain and the United States are among the top commercial producers of garlic.
Getting the medicinal benefits of garlic is easy, because it makes a delicious seasoning for so many foods. Add chopped raw garlic to cooked meats, poultry and vegetables, or use it in salads. Immerse crushed garlic in oil for a dressing or pickle whole garlic cloves for a tasty condiment. Garlic can also be made into a salve to help ease neuralgia, joint pain, sprains, corns and other skin afflictions.
THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF GARLIC
The sulfur found in garlic's essential oils makes it a potent disinfectant and a good defense for killing germs in the body. After garlic is ingested, it is absorbed into the bloodstream and then diffused through various organs. In this way, the skin, intestines, lungs and urinary system all profit from the highly effective healing properties of the garlic. Garlic is rich in essential oils, whose principal active agent is allicin. This compound is responsible for the characteristic odor of garlic, as well as for many of its healing properties. In addition, garlic contains calcium, selenium, potassium and zinc.
Eating a lot of garlic can give you bad breath and body odor because the essential oils are excreted through the respiratory system and skin. To lessen this effect, chew parsley, thyme or peppermint immediately after eating garlic.
GARLIC USES & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR HEALTH BENEFITS
Garlic has a very long folk history of use in a wide range of ailments, particularly ailments such as ringworm, Candida, vaginitis, colds, flus, and bronchitis, where its fungicidal, antiseptic, tonic and parasiticidal properties have proved of benefit.
Garlic is also antibacterial, antifungal, and cholesterol-lowering properties. Garlic has also been suggested as a treatment for asthma and diabetes. Daily use of garlic in the diet has been shown to have a very beneficial effect on the body, especially the blood system and the heart.
Garlic is a member of the lily or Allium family and is a cousin to onions, chives and leeks. Garlic is rich in a variety of powerful sulfur-containing compounds including thiosulfinates (of which the best known compound is allicin), sulfoxides (among which the best known compound is alliin), and dithiins (in which the most researched compound is ajoene). While these compounds are responsible for garlic's characteristically pungent odor, they are also the source of many of its health-promoting effects. More recent research has identified additional sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for garlic's star status as a health-supporting food. These sulfur compounds include 1,2-vinyldithiin (1,2-DT), and thiacremonone. The hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) that can be made from garlic's sulfides has also been the subject of great research interest. When produced and released from our red blood cells, this H2S gas can help dilate our blood vessels and help keep our blood pressure under control.
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 is 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. In the latest study, performed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researchers extracted juice from supermarket garlic and added small amounts to human red blood cells. The cells immediately began emitting hydrogen sulfide, the scientists found. The power to boost hydrogen sulfide production may help explain why a garlic-rich diet appears to protect against various cancers, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, say the study authors. Higher hydrogen sulfide might also protect the heart, according to other experts. Although garlic has not consistently been shown to lower cholesterol levels, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine earlier this year found that injecting hydrogen sulfide into mice almost completely prevented the damage to heart muscle caused by a heart attack.
Finally, when thinking about the sulfur compounds in garlic, it is important to remember that sulfur itself is a key part of our health. Several research studies have noted that the average U.S. diet may be deficient in sulfur, and that foods rich in sulfur may be especially important for our health. In addition to all of the sulfur-related compounds listed above, garlic is an excellent source of manganese, a very good source of vitamin B-6 and vitamin C and a good source of selenium.
The Europeans use this herb as an all-around treatment for preventing atherosclerosis, the cause of heart disease and strokes. For example, demographic studies suggest that garlic is responsible for the low incidence of arteriosclerosis in areas of Italy and Spain where consumption of the bulb is heavy. Garlic slows the development of arteriosclerosis and lowers the risk of further heart attacks in myocardial infarct patients. Scientific studies found that certain forms of Garlic lowered blood pressure and total cholesterol levels. The cardioprotective benefits of garlic may partly rest on the production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas. Our red blood cells can take sulfur-containing molecules in garlic (called polysulfides) and use them to produce H2S. This H2S in turn can help our blood vessels expand and keep our blood pressure in check. Interestingly, some processed garlic extracts cannot be used by our red blood cells in the same way and do not seem to provide the same level of cardioprotection that is provided by garlic in food form.
Garlic oil is good for the heart and colon, and is effective in the treatment of arthritis, candidiasis, and circulation problems. To make garlic oil, add peeled whole garlic cloves to a quart of olive or canola oil. Experiment to find the number of cloves that gives the degree of flavor you like. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and rinse the garlic after peeling and before placing it in the oil. The peel may contain mold and bacteria that can contaminate the oil. Keep this oil refrigerated. This mixture will keep for up to a month before you need to replace it with fresh oil. Garlic oil can be used for sautťing, in salad dressings, and in a variety of other ways. If you find the odor too strong after you eat garlic, chew some sprigs of parsley or mint, or caraway or fennel seeds.
CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH & GARLIC
Most of the research on garlic and our cardiovascular system has been conducted on garlic powder, garlic oil, or aged garlic extracts rather than garlic in food form. But despite this research limitation, food studies on garlic show this allium vegetable to have important cardioprotective properties. Garlic is clearly able to lower our blood triglycerides and total cholesterol, even though this reduction can be moderate (5 to 15 percent).
But cholesterol and triglyceride reduction are by no means garlic's most compelling benefits when it comes to cardioprotection. Those top-level benefits clearly come in the form of blood cell and blood vessel protection from inflammatory and oxidative stress. Damage to blood vessel linings by highly reactive oxygen molecules is a key factor for increasing our risk of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and atherosclerosis. Oxidative damage also leads to unwanted inflammation, and it is this combination of unwanted inflammation and oxidative stress that puts our blood vessels at risk of unwanted plaque formation and clogging. Garlic unique set of sulfur-containing compounds helps protect us against both possibilities - oxidative stress and unwanted inflammation.
The following provides a list of sulfur-containing garlic's constituents that help lower our risk of oxidative stress:
Alliin Allicin Allixin Allyl Polysulfides (APS)* Diallyl Sulfide (DAS) Diallyl Disulfude (DADS) Diallyl Trisulfide (DATS) N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) N-Acetyl-S-Allylcysteine (NASC) S-Allylcysteine (SAC) S-Allylmercaptocysteine (SAMC) S-Ethylcysteine (SEC) S-Methylcysteine (SMC) S-Propylcysteine (SPC) 1,2-Vinyldithiin (1,2-DT) Thiacremonone
* "Allyl polysulfides" is a general term that refers to a variety of compounds.
On the anti-inflammatory side of the equation, garlic's 1,2-vinyldithiin (1,2-DT) and thiacremonone are the compounds that have been of special interest in recent research. Both compounds appear to work by inhibiting the activity of inflammatory messenger molecules. In the case of thiacremonone, it is the inflammatory transcription factor called NFkappaB that gets inhibited. In the case of 1,2-DT, the exact anti-inflammatory mechanisms are not yet clear, even though the release of inflammatory messaging molecules like interleukin 6 (IL-6) and interleukin 8 (IL-8) by macrophage cells has been shown to be reduced in white adipose tissue by 1,2-DT. The combination of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative stress compounds in garlic makes it a unique food for cardiovascular support, especially in terms of chronic degenerative cardiovascular conditions like atherosclerosis.
In addition to the ability of garlic to help prevent our blood vessels from becoming blocked, this allium vegetable may also be able to help prevent clots from forming inside of our blood vessels. This cardiovascular protection has been linked to one particular disulfide in garlic called ajoene. Ajoene has repeatedly been shown to have anti-clotting properties. It can help prevent certain cells in our blood (called platelets) from becoming too sticky, and by keeping this stickiness in check, it lowers the risk of our platelets clumping together and forming a clot in the blood vessels.
Equally impressive about garlic is its ability to lower blood pressure through the actions of one of its components, methyl allyl trisulfide, which dilates blood vessels. Researchers have known for about 10 years that the allicin made from alliin in garlic blocks the activity of angiotensin II. A small piece of protein (peptide), angiotensin II helps our blood vessels contract. (When they contract, our blood is forced to pass through a smaller space, and the pressure is increased.) By blocking the activity of angiotensin II, allicin form garlic is able to help prevent unwanted contraction of our blood vessels and unwanted increases in blood pressure. The actions (lowering blood pressure, preventing plaque buildup in coronary arteries and thinning blood preventing clots helps protect against heart attack and stroke.
More recently, however, researchers have found that garlic supports our blood pressure in a second and totally different way. Garlic is rich in sulfur-containing molecules called polysulfides. It turns out that these polysulfides, once inside our red blood cells (RBCs), can be further converted by our RBCs into a gas called hydrogen sulfide (H2S). H2S helps control our blood pressure by triggering dilation of our blood vessels. When the space inside our blood vessels expands, our blood pressure gets reduced. (H2S is described as a "gasotransmitter" and placed in the same category as nitric oxide (NO) as a messaging molecule that can help expand and relax our blood vessel walls.) Interestingly, our RBCs do not appear to use processed garlic extracts in the same way that they use polysulfides in food-form garlic.
Garlic's numerous beneficial cardiovascular effects are due to not only its sulfur compounds, but also to its vitamin C, vitamin B-6, selenium and manganese. Garlic is a very good source of vitamin C, the body's primary antioxidant defender in all aqueous (water-soluble) areas, such as the bloodstream, where it protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation. Since it is the oxidized form of LDL cholesterol that initiates damage to blood vessel walls, reducing levels of oxidizing free radicals in the bloodstream can have a profound effect on preventing cardiovascular disease. Garlic's vitamin B-6 helps prevent heart disease via another mechanism: lowering levels of homocysteine. An intermediate product of an important cellular biochemical process called the methylation cycle, homocysteine can directly damage blood vessel walls. The selenium in garlic can become an important part of our body's antioxidant system. A cofactor of glutathione peroxidase (one of the body's most important internally produced antioxidant enzymes), selenium also works with vitamin E in a number of vital antioxidant systems. Garlic is rich not only in selenium, but also in another trace mineral, manganese, which also functions as a cofactor in a number of other important antioxidant defense enzymes, for example, superoxide dismutase. Studies have found that in adults deficient in manganese, the level of HDL (the "good form" of cholesterol) is decreased.
Early scientific studies propose regular use can help prevent cancer. It is also said to have anticancer activity.
GARLIC & CANCER PREVENTION
While not as strong as the research evidence for cruciferous vegetables, research on the allium vegetables, including garlic, shows that these vegetables have important anti-cancer properties. Interestingly, high intake of garlic (roughly translated as daily intake of this food) has been found to lower risk of virtually all cancer types except cancer of the prostate and breast cancer. However, moderate intake of garlic (roughly translated as several times per week) has been repeatedly found to lower risk of only two cancer types - colorectal and renal cancer. This difference between "high" versus "moderate" garlic intake may be a real difference that suggests we all need to eat more garlic if we want to maximize its cancer-related benefits. Or it may be a difference that is more related to research complications involving the options given to research participants when reporting their food intake. Still, garlic has a consistent track record with respect to general anti-cancer benefits, and there are good research reasons for classifying garlic as an "anti-cancer" food.
The allyl sulfides found in garlic may play a key role in its cancer-prevention benefits. These garlic compounds are able to activate a molecule called nuclear erythroid factor (Nrf2) in the main compartment of cells. The Nrf2 molecule then moves from the main compartment of the cell into the cell nucleus, where it triggers a wide variety of metabolic activities. Under some circumstances, this set of events can prepare a cell for engagement in a strong survival response, and in particular, the kind of response that is needed under conditions of oxidative stress. Under other circumstances, this same set of events can prepare the cell to engage in programmed cell death (apoptosis). When a cell recognizes that it has become too compromised to continue functioning in a healthy manner with other cells, it stops proceeding through its own life cycle and essentially starts to dismantle itself and recycle its parts. It is critical for a cell to determine whether it should continue on or shut itself down, because cells that continue on without the ability to properly function or communicate effectively with other cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. The ability of garlic's allyl sulfides to activate Nrf2 suggests that garlic may be able to help modify these all-critical cell responses and prevent potentially cancerous cells from forming.
One especially interesting area of research on garlic and cancer prevention involves meat cooked at high temperatures. Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are cancer-related substances that can form when meat comes into contact with a high-temperature cooking surface (400°F/204°C or higher). One such HCA is called PhIP (which stands for 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazopyridine). PhIP is thought to be one reason for the increased incidence of breast cancer among women who eat large quantities of meat because it is rapidly transformed into DNA-damaging compounds.
Diallyl sulfide (DAS), one of the many sulfur-containing compounds in garlic, has been shown to inhibit the transformation of PhIP into carcinogens. DAS blocks this transformation by decreasing the production of the liver enzymes (the Phase I enzymes CYP1A1, CYP1A2 and CYP1B1) that transform PhIP into activated DNA-damaging compounds. Of course, your best way to prevent formation of PhIP is not to bring your meat into contact with a 400°F/204°C cooking surface in the first place. But this area of research still bolsters our view of garlic as an allium vegetable with important cancer-preventive properties.
ANTIBIOTIC, ANTISEPTIC, ANTIBACTERIAL & ANTIVIRAL BENEFITS OF GARLIC
Garlic is an effective natural antibiotic when it contacts the tissue directly. Externally, the expressed juice is an excellent antiseptic for treating wounds. It is a potent immune system stimulant and should be consumed daily. It can be eaten fresh, taken in supplement form, or used to prepare garlic oil.
GARLIC HELP FOR COLDS
Fresh garlic mixed with honey is an effective home remedy for colds, hoarseness and inflammation of the throat. Use a garlic press or a mini food processor to crush 1 ounce of fresh garlic cloves. Mix the crushed garlic with 1 cup of honey. Let the mixture sit for 1 hour to infuse the honey with the garlic's essential oils. Store in a cool place. At the first sign of a cold, take 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mixture and then repeat after every hour thereafter. Also. should the cold get worse, this remedy can be effective for relieving severe chest congestion and painful coughing.
The traditional use of garlic in herbal medicine has been to kill parasites. It is used by itself for hookworms and pinworms, and in combination with other herbs for other kinds of parasitic infections. The plant produces inhibitory effects on gram-negative germs of the typhoid-paratyphoid-enteritis group, indeed it possesses outstanding germicidal properties and can keep amoebic dysentery at bay. Garlic suppositories work very well as a remedy for women experiencing yeast infections such as candida.
ANTIBACTERIAL & ANTIVIRAL BENEFITS OF GARLIC
From a medical history standpoint, the antibacterial and antiviral properties of garlic are perhaps its most legendary feature. Garlic contains an amino acid derivative, alliin. When garlic is consumed, the enzyme alliinase, which converts alliin to allicin, is released. Allicin has an antibiotic effect; it exerts an antibacterial effect estimated to be equivalent to 1 percent of that of penicillin. This allium vegetable and its constituents have been studied not only for their benefits in controlling infection by bacteria and viruses, but also infection from other microbes including yeasts/fungi and worms. (One particular disulfide in garlic, called ajoene, has been successfully used to help prevent infections with the yeast Candida albicans.) Very recent research has shown the ability of crushed fresh garlic to help prevent infection by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa in burn patients. Also of special interest has been the ability of garlic to help in the treatment of bacterial infections that are difficult to treat due to the presence of bacteria that have become resistant to prescription antibiotics. However, most of the research on garlic as an antibiotic has involved fresh garlic extracts or powdered garlic products rather than fresh garlic in whole food form.
Garlic's antibiotic qualities have been used to treat ulcers. Overgrowth of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in the stomach - a key risk factor for stomach ulcer - has been another key area of interest for researchers wanting to explore garlic's antibacterial benefits. Results in this area, however, have been mixed and inconclusive. While garlic may not be able to alter the course of infection itself, there may still be health benefits from garlic in helping to regulate the body's response to that infection. For best results, eat 7 to 9 cloves of garlic throughout the day, either with milk or spread-on bread. This amount of garlic is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers.
Garlic is also effective against fungal infections, including athletes's foot, systemic candidiasis, and yeast vaginitis, and there is some evidence that it may also destroy certain viruses, such as those associated with fever blisters, genital herpes, a form of the common cold, smallpox, and a type of influenza. For athlete's foot, warts, skin infections and acne, place a freshly mashed garlic clove in a piece of gauze. Rub it over the affected area.
It has also been shown that garlic aids detoxification of chronic lead poisoning.
Recent research has shown that Garlic may help improve the body's metabolism of iron. That is because the diallyl sulfides in garlic can help increase production of a protein called ferroportin. When iron is stored up in our cells, one of the key passageways for it to be moved out of the cell and returned into circulation involves Ferroportin. Ferrportin is a protein that runs across the cell membrane, and it forms a bridge-passageway that allows stored iron to crossover and leave the cells, becoming available in circulation as it is needed.
In addition to being a good source of selenium, garlic may be a more reliable source as well. Garlic is what scientists call a "seleniferous" plant: it can uptake selenium from the soil even when soil concentrations do not favor this uptake.
Recent research has also indicated that garlic reduces glucose metabolism in diabetics,
While still in its very early stages, research suggests that garlic consumption may actually help to regulate the number of fat cells that get formed in our body. 1,2-DT (1,2-vinyldithiin) is one of the unique sulfur compounds in garlic that has long been recognized as having anti-inflammatory properties. But only recently have researchers discovered that some of our fibroblastic cells (called "preadipocytes") only evolve into full-fledged fat cells (called "adipocytes") under certain metabolic circumstances involving inflammatory system activity. 1,2-DT may be able to inhibit this conversion process. Since obesity is increasingly viewed by researchers as a chronic state of low-grade inflammation, the inflammation-related benefits of garlic's 1,2-DT may eventually be extended into the clinical area of obesity.
GARLIC SELECTION, STORAGE, PREPARATION & NUTRITIONAL PROFILE
GARLIC SELECTION & STORAGE
For maximum flavor and nutritional benefits, always purchase fresh garlic. Although garlic in flake, powder, or paste form may be more convenient, you will derive less culinary and health benefits from these forms.
Obtain garlic that is plump and has unbroken skin. Gently squeeze the garlic bulb between your fingers to check that it feels firm and is not damp. Avoid garlic that is soft, shriveled, and moldy or that has begun to sprout. These may be indications of decay that will cause inferior flavor and texture. Size is often not an indication of quality. If your recipe calls for a large amount of garlic, remember that it is always easier to peel and chop a few larger cloves than many smaller ones. Fresh garlic is available in the market throughout the year.
Store fresh garlic in either an uncovered or a loosely covered container in a cool, dark place away from exposure to heat and sunlight. This will help maintain its maximum freshness and help prevent sprouting, which reduces its flavor and causes excess waste. It is not necessary to refrigerate garlic. Some people freeze peeled garlic; however, this process reduces its flavor profile and changes its texture.
Depending upon its age and variety, whole garlic bulbs will keep fresh for about a month if stored properly. Inspect the bulb frequently and remove any cloves that appear to be dried out or moldy. Once you break the head of garlic, it greatly reduces its shelf life to just a few days.
GARLIC PREPARATION & COOKING
TIPS FOR PREPARING GARLIC
The first step to using garlic is to separate the individual cloves. An easy way to do this is to place the bulb on a cutting board or hard surface and gently, but firmly, apply pressure with the palm of your hand at an angle. This will cause the layers of skin that hold the bulb together to separate.
Peel garlic with a knife or alternatively, separate the skin from the individual cloves by placing a clove with the smooth side down on a cutting board and gently tapping it with the flat side of a wide knife. You can then remove the skin either with your fingers or with a small knife. If there is a green sprout in the clove's center, gently remove it since it is difficult to digest.
Chopping or crushing stimulates the enzymatic process that converts the phytonutrient alliin into allicin, a compound to which many of garlic's health benefits are attributed. In order to allow for maximal allicin production, wait at least 5 minutes before eating or cooking the garlic. Also observe this 5-minute "time out" period before adding any high acidic ingredient to the garlic (for example, lemon juice). Ingredients with a pH below 3.5 can also deactivate the enzymatic process.
Since crushing and chopping are the food preparation steps that activate garlic's enzymes, these steps can help you obtain many of garlic's special benefits. For example, research has shown that microwaving or boiling garlic in uncrushed, whole clove form will deactivate its enzymes, preventing these enzymes from working. For this reason, we recommend that you chop or crush the garlic cloves prior to heating. According to research on garlic preparation methods, it only takes 60 seconds of microwaving whole cloves to lessen some of garlic's health benefits. By contrast, many of garlic's health benefits (including its anti-cancer properties) are preserved if the whole cloves are crushed and allowed to sit for 10 minutes prior to cooking.
THE HEALTHIEST WAY OF COOKING GARLIC
Raw garlic is recommended for use in many recipes for its full health benefits. If it is a cooked dish you are preparing and you cannot tolerate raw garlic, add chopped garlic towards the end of the cooking time to retain maximum flavor and nutrition. Too much heat for too long will reduce the activity of the health-promoting sulfur compounds that have formed by letting it sit for 5 to 10 minutes; it will also make garlic bitter. Therefore expose garlic to heat for as little time as possible (5 to 15 minutes).
If you would like to combine garlic with oil, avoid high-temperature heating of this oil-garlic mixture. Keeping the heat at 250°F/121°C or lower will help preserve the health benefits of both the garlic and the oil. This same principle applies to the oven roasting of garlic bulbs themselves. The 350°F/177°C temperature range that you will find in many recipes and on many websites is not recommended. Once again, a lower temperature is needed to help preserve health-protective compounds in garlic.
A FEW QUICK SERVING IDEAS
Puree fresh garlic, canned garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil and lemon juice to make quick and easy hummus dip. Healthy Saute steamed spinach, garlic, and fresh lemon juice. Add garlic to sauces and soups. Puree roasted garlic, cooked potatoes and olive oil together to make delicious garlic mashed potatoes. Season to taste.
The sulfur compounds in garlic are perhaps its most unique nutrients. There are literally dozens of well-studied sulfur molecules in garlic, and virtually all of them have been shown to function as antioxidants. In addition, many provide us with anti-inflammatory benefits. The very presence of sulfur in some many different garlic compounds may also play an important role in our nourishment.
This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Garlic provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to a Food Rating System. Additional information about the amount of these nutrients provided by Garlic can be found in the Food Rating System Chart. An In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Garlic, featuring information over 80 nutrients, can be found under the Food Rating System Chart below.
Nutrient Amount DV
Manganese 0.30 mg 15.0 10.1 Excellent Vitamin B-6 0.22 mg 11.0 7.4 Very Good Vitamin C 5.62 mg 9.4 6.3 Very Good Selenium 2.56 mcg 3.7 2.5 Good Calcium 32.58 mg 3.3 2.2 Good Tryptophan 0.01 g 3.1 2.1 Good Phosphorus 27.54 mg 2.8 1.8 Good Vitamin B-1 0.04 mg 2.7 1.8 Good Copper 0.05 mg 2.5 1.7 Good
Rule Excellent DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
Very Good DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
Good DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%
Additionally, garlic is an excellent source of manganese. It is also a very good source of vitamin B-6 and vitamin C. In addition, garlic is a good source of thiamin (vitamin B1) as well as the minerals phosphorus, selenium, calcium, and copper. The indepth profile below includes information on a full array of nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugar, soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and more.
GARLIC IN-DEPTH NUTRIENT ANALYSIS
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Amount 1.00 oz-wt Total Weight 18.00 g BASIC COMPONENTS Nutrient Amount %DV Calories 26.82 1.49 Calories From Fat 0.81 Calories From Saturated Fat 0.14 Protein 1.14 g 2.28 Carbohydrates 5.95 g 1.98 Dietary Fiber 0.38 g 1.52 Soluble Fiber -- g Insoluble Fiber -- g Sugar - Total 0.18 g Monosaccharides -- g Disaccharides -- g Other Carbs 5.39 g Fat - Total 0.09 g 0.14 Saturated Fat 0.02 g 0.10 Mono Fat 0.00 g 0.00 Poly Fat 0.04 g 0.17 Trans Fatty Acids 0.00 g Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0.00 Water 10.54 g  : Ash -- g VITAMINS Nutrient Amount %DV Vitamin A IU 1.62 IU 0.03 Vitamin A RAE 0.08 RAE A - Carotenoid 0.16 RE 0.00 A - Retinol 0.00 RE A - Beta Carotene 0.90 mcg Thiamin B-1 0.04 mg 2.67 Riboflavin B-2 0.02 mg 1.18 Niacin B-3 0.13 mg 0.65 Niacin Equiv 0.32 mg Vitamin B-6 0.22 mg 11.00 Vitamin B-12 0.00 mcg 0.00 Biotin -- mcg -- Vitamin C 5.62 mg 9.37 Vitamin D IU 0.00 IU 0.00 Vitamin D mcg 0.00 mcg Vitamin E Alpha Equiv 0.01 mg 0.05 Vitamin E IU -- IU Vitamin E mg -- mg Folate 0.54 mcg 0.14 Vitamin K 0.31 mcg 0.39 Pantothenic Acid 0.11 mg 1.10 MINERALS Nutrient Amount %DV Boron -- mcg Calcium 32.58 mg 3.26 Chloride -- mg Chromium -- mcg -- Copper 0.05 mg 2.50 Fluoride -- mg -- Iodine -- mcg -- Iron 0.31 mg 1.72 Magnesium 4.50 mg 1.12 Manganese 0.30 mg 15.00 Molybdenum -- mcg -- Phosphorus 27.54 mg 2.75 Potassium 72.18 mg 2.06 Selenium 2.56 mcg 3.66 Sodium 3.06 mg 0.13 Zinc 0.21 mg 1.40 SATURATED FATS Nutrient Amount %DV 4:0 Butyric 0.00 g 6:0 Caproic 0.00 g 8:0 Caprylic 0.00 g 10:0 Capric 0.00 g 12:0 Lauric 0.00 g 14:0 Myristic 0.00 g 15:0 Pentadecanoic 0.00 g 16:0 Palmitic 0.02 g 17:0 Margaric 0.00 g 18:0 Stearic 0.00 g 20:0 Arachidic 0.00 g 22:0 Behenate 0.00 g 24:0 Lignoceric 0.00 g MONO FATS Nutrient Amount %DV 14:1 Myristol 0.00 g 15:1 Pentadecenoic 0.00 g 16:1 Palmitol 0.00 g 17:1 Heptadecenoic 0.00 g 18:1 Oleic 0.00 g 20:1 Eicosen 0.00 g 22:1 Erucic 0.00 g 24:1 Nervonic 0.00 g POLY FATS Nutrient Amount %DV 18:2 Linoleic 0.04 g 18:3 Linolenic 0.00 g 18:4 Stearidon 0.00 g 20:3 Eicosatrienoic 0.00 g 20:4 Arachidon 0.00 g 20:5 EPA 0.00 g 22:5 DPA 0.00 g 22:6 DHA 0.00 g OTHER FATS Nutrient Amount %DV Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.00 g 0.00 Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.04 g AMINO ACIDS Nutrient Amount %DV Alanine 0.02 g Arginine 0.11 g Aspartate 0.09 g Cystine 0.01 g 2.44 Glutamate 0.14 g Glycine 0.04 g Histidine 0.02 g 1.55 Isoleucine 0.04 g 3.48 Leucine 0.06 g 2.37 Lysine 0.05 g 2.13 Methionine 0.01 g 1.35 Phenylalanine 0.03 g 2.52 Proline 0.02 g Serine 0.03 g Threonine 0.03 g 2.42 Tryptophan 0.01 g 3.12 Tyrosine 0.01 g 1.03 Valine 0.05 g 3.40 OTHER INGREDIENTS Nutrient Amount %DV Alcohol 0.00 g Caffeine 0.00 mg Sugar Alcohol -- g Glycerol -- g Inositol -- g Mannitol -- g Sorbitol -- g Xylitol -- g Organic Acids -- mg Acetic Acid -- mg Citric Acid -- mg Lactic Acid -- mg Malic Acid -- mg Choline 4.18 mg 0.98 Taurine -- mg Lutein Plus Zeaxanthin 2.88 mcg Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Note: The nutrient profiles provided in this website are derived from Food Processor for Windows, Version 7.60, by ESHA Research in Salem, Oregon, USA. Of the 21,629 food records contained in the ESHA foods database, most of them - including those of the World's Healthiest Foods - lacked information for specific nutrients. The designation "--" was chosen to represent those nutrients for which there was no measurement included in the ESHA foods database.
GARLIC CULTIVATION & HARVESTING
Garlic, a close relative of the onion, has been cultivated and prized since ancient times.
Back then, Garlic was used as an herb and medicinal plant by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Its healing values were recognized in a classic English Renaissance text on herbs, which noted that garlic "healeth the body extremely". Today's research has confirmed that garlic has many uses in addition to flavoring culinary dishes. For instance, it has broad antiseptic and antibiotic effects, reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels and contains several anticoagulant compounds, which slow or prevent blood clotting. Garlic also helps to fight off colds and flu and aids in relieving indigestion. There is evidence that garlic may actually reduce the risk of certain cancers.
In the Middle Ages, garlic cloves were not used medicinally and in cooking - they were also considered a charm against witches and evil spirits. Their alleged ability to frighten away vampires is well known.
Garlic is a member of the lily family. The herb forms a round main bulb containing many smaller bulbs known as cloves. The bulb is covered with a white to light violet, papery skin. Stems that grow as high as 2 feet sprout from the main bulb. Flowers surrounded by a leaf appear on the ends of the stems in the months of July and August.
Garlic plants prefer a lot of warmth and sunlight. Garlic should be planted in humus-rich soil supplemented with compost. The stalk grows 1.5 to 2 feet before blooming.
Gardeners find that garlic is very easy to care for and is subject to very few diseases or pests. Water garlic regularly if there is no rain to ensure that the cloves mature well. After the leaves start to turn yellow, stop watering and bend the plant over at ground level.
Garlic prefers a warm climate, but it can also be grown in protected areas in cold winters. If you want to grow garlic mixed in with other crops, avoid putting it near members of the cabbage family or legumes, such as peas and beans. Instead, garlic loves to be planted among carrots; plus it will repel carrot rust flies. Or try growing garlic near tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, head lettuce and spinach. When planted under roses, it is believed to keep aphids away.
GROWING GARLIC OUTDOORS
1. Prepare the bed in August or September. Loosen and smooth the soil, adding organic materials, if needed. Make the rows 4 to 6 inches apart.
2. Plant the cloves 1 to 2 inches deep in rows, with the points of the cloves facing upward.
3. Garlic sprouts quickly. Water regularly if the weather is dry so that the cloves develop well and the bulbs can ripen.
4. After the ground freezes, apply 3 inches of mulch over the plants to prevent the ground from heaving and pushing the cloves from the ground.
5. In the spring when the weather warms, remove the mulch from around the plants. Water regularly if there is no rain. The bulbs should ripen by the end of June or July.
HARVESTING & HANDLING
Harvest garlic bulbs beginning in September and during the months of September and October, once the leaves turn yellow. Dig up the bulbs and allow them to dry in a warm, humidity-free spot for a few days. Form bunches or braid the leaves and stems together and hang them in a dry airy place with no chance of frost.
There are several varieties of garlic available from mail-order seed or herb companies. Plants may be propagated in early spring or late autumn in well-drained, enriched soil. When you find a garlic variety that flourishes in your garden, reserve enough cloves from each harvest to plant the following year. Leave harvested garlic outside for a few days to dry, and then store it in a cool, dry place.
You can use the little bulblets, or secondary bulbs, that form inside the flower's sheathlike leaf to grow more garlic. However, 2 years will pass before any garlic bulbs can actually be harvested.
SUGGESTED USES AFTER HARVESTING
Garlic is used raw or cooked to flavor soups, sauces, salads, and meat dishes, lending many Mediterranean and Balkan dishes their characteristic aromas. Garlic-infused vinegars and oils are also popular. For medicinal purposes, the cloves are primarily taken internally to counteract high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis and gastrointestinal complaints. But garlic can also be applied externally to the skin.
5 or 6 bulbs of garlic
1 small ginger root
1 tablespoon salt
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup white wine vinegar
1. Peel the garlic. Peel and slice the ginger.
2. Place 1 quart of water in a saucepan. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Add the garlic and simmer 3 to 5 minutes; drain well.
3. Place the garlic, bay leaf and peppercorns in a small jar with a screw-on cap.
4. In the same saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of water with the ginger, sugar and vinegar. Boil the mixture, and then immediately pour it over the garlic. Store the closed jar at room temperature for 1 week.
When Buying Garlic: Choose solid, firm bulbs. The outer skin should be taut, unbroken and white or violet in color. Avoid bulbs with soft or damp spots. Storing Garlic: Store garlic in a cool, dry place. It will keep for several weeks. A ceramic garlic keeper is best for storage because it lets air circulate. Braided Strands of Garlic: Braided strands may look attractive, but unfortunately most of the bulbs are likely to spoil before you get around to using them. Garlic Cooked or Ages: Garlic loses its antibacterial effect when it is cooked or aged for more than 24 hours. Therefore some of the garlic you eat should be raw. Finely chopped raw garlic to make it more palatable, and eat it with other foods, such as salads. Garlic-In-Oil-Preparations: Garlic preserved in oil can cause botulism if not prepared properly. When you make homemade garlic oils, refrigerate them and keep them no longer than 10 to 14 days. Commercial products are safe when they contain an acidifying agent, such as citric or phosphoric acid.
GARLIC DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION
USING FRESH RAW GARLIC
Parts Used: Bulb
Typical Preparations: Garlic oil can be applied topically, and diced garlic with Epsom salts treats skin abscesses. May be used liberally in food as a powder, granule or chopped. For convenience it may also be taken as a capsule.
In many studies, the concentration of garlic extract used was equivalent to an adult eating about two medium-sized cloves per day. In such countries as Italy, Korea and China, where a garlic-rich diet seems to be protective against disease, per capita consumption is as high as eight to twelve cloves per day. Increasing daily consumption of garlic is not hard to do if you use it every time you cook and add it to garlicky snacking dishes like hummus with vegetables.
Many home chefs mistakenly cook garlic immediately after crushing or choppin it. To maximize the health benefits, you should crush the garlic at room temperature and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes before changing its temperature (through cooking) or changing its pH (through the additions of acidic food like lemon juice). That triggers an alliinase enzyme reaction that boosts the healthy compounds in garlic. In the absence of chopping or crushing, research has shown that just 60 seconds of immediate microwaving will cause garlic to lose some of its cancer-protective properties. Immediately boiling of whole, intact garlic will also lower these properties, as well as immediate addition of a very low-acid ingredient like lemon juice.
Some of garlic's unique components are most durable in food (versus processed extract) form. Allicin, one of garlic's most highly valued sulfur compounds, stays intact for only 2 to 16 hours at room temperature when it is present in purified (extracted) form. But when it is still inside of crushed garlic, allicin will stay viable for 2.5 days.
Eating two raw Garlic cloves a day are adequate for most purposes, but a standard dosage of Garlic is 900 mg daily of a garlic powder extract standardized to contain 1.3% alliin. When Garlic is crushed or cut, allinase, an enzyme, is brought in contact with alliin, turning it into allicin, which then breaks down into several different compounds. When purchasing Garlic, look for a 4 to 5 mg of allicin-potential for best results.
Garlic suppositories can be used for treating yeast infections. You can make the suppositories using a clove of peeled garlic. Wrap gauze around the Garlic and insert inside the vaginal cavity. Every three to five hours, replace with a fresh suppository, and repeat for three to five days until the infection is gone. Garlic capsules can be used instead of the suppositories to treat yeast infections as well.
An alternative to fresh garlic is Kyolic from Wakunaga. Kyolic is an odorless, "sociable" garlic product, and is available in tablet, capsule, and oil extract forms. See Garlic Supplements and Products further down on this page.
GARLIC SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTION INFORMATION
Garlic is on the FDA's "generally recognized as safe" list.
The most common complaint in using this herb is unpleasant breath odor. While individual reactions to garlic vary, eating fennel seeds like those served at Indian restaurants helps to neutralize the smell. Garlic-powder pills claim to solve the problem, but the data on these supplements has been mixed. Itís still not clear if the beneficial compounds found in garlic remain potent once itís been processed into a pill.
Garlic can cause indigestion for some. Taking raw garlic in excessive doses can cause stomach upset, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, facial flushing, rapid pulse, and insomnia.
Topical Garlic can cause skin irritations that can become severe, so caution should be used when applying to skin. If using as a vaginal suppository for treating candida, be sure to wrap garlic clove(s) in gauze to prevent direct clove-tissue contact. Do not apply to the skin for more than 2 weeks at a time.
Avoid when there is fever in long-term deficiency conditions (AIDS, cancer, etc.).
Garlic thins the blood so it is suggested you not take it prior to having a surgery, or while going into labor and delivery. It should not be taken with blood thinning drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin), heparin, aspirin, or Trental. Garlic could interact with natural products with blood thinning properties as well, such as Ginkgo and high dose vitamin E. It is presumed to be safe for pregnant women, except before delivery, and safe for nursing mothers.
Garlic is not a commonly allergenic food. It is not known to contain measurable amounts of oxalates or purines and is not included in the Environmental Working Group's 2010 report Shopper's Guide To Pesticides as one of the 12 foods most frequently containing pesticides residues.
The Johns Hopkins Lupus Center has recently listed garlic as a food to be avoided by persons diagnosed with lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE). While we have not seen any published research documenting lupus flare-ups with garlic intake, and while the Lupus Foundation of America has suggested on its website that "occasional use is cooking is not likely to cause significant problems for most people," there has been reported by some who have experienced problems in this area. If you are a person diagnosed with lupus, its recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider to decide about inclusion or avoidance of garlic in your meal plan.
Do not store garlic in oil at room temperature. Garlic-in-oil mixtures stored at room temperature provide perfect conditions for producing botulism, regardless of whether the garlic is fresh or has been roasted.
GARLIC & KYOLIC GARLIC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS
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GARLIC & KYOLIC GARLIC HERBAL PRODUCTS
The Europeans use this herb as an all-around treatment for preventing atherosclerosis, the cause of heart disease and strokes. Scientific studies found that certain forms of Garlic lowered blood pressure and total cholesterol levels. Early scientific studies propose regular use can help prevent cancer. Garlic is an effective antibiotic when it contacts the tissue directly. Garlic has also been suggested as a treatment for asthma, colds, and diabetes. Garlic suppositories work very well as a remedy for women experiencing yeast infections such as candida. Eating two raw Garlic cloves a day are adequate for most purposes, but a standard dosage of Garlic is 900 mg daily of a garlic powder extract standardized to contain 1.3 percent alliin. When Garlic is crushed or cut, allinase, an enzyme, is brought in contact with alliin, turning it into allicin, which then breaks down into several different compounds. When purchasing Garlic, look for a 4 to 5 mg of "allicin potential" for best results. Garlic suppositories can be used for treating yeast infections. You can make the suppositories using a clove of peeled garlic. Wrap gauze around the Garlic and insert inside the vaginal cavity. Every three to five hours, replace with a fresh suppository, and repeat for three to five days until the infection is gone. Garlic capsules can be used instead of the suppositories to treat yeast infections as well.
MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS
Mountain Rose Herbs: Garlic Minced (Allium Sativum), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
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A ubiquitous and easily adopted spice for nearly every dish you could imagine where a little Salt, Pepper and Garlic are needed. An economical and salivating alternative to plain salt and pepper. Contains: organic Black Pepper, organic Garlic, Sea Salt, organic spices, and organic herbs.
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HerbsPro: Kyolic A.G.E. Antioxidant Formula-105 With A & E Selenium, Wakunaga Kyolic, 100 Caps (20050)
HerbsPro: Kyolic A.G.E. Vitamin E Hawthorn Cayenne Formula-106, Kyolic, 100 Caps (20052)
HerbsPro: Garlic Plus Kyolic Formula 106, Healthy Heart, Wakunaga Kyolic, 200 Caps (20053)
HerbsPro: Garlic Plus Kyolic Formula 106, Healthy Heart, Wakunaga Kyolic, 300 Caps (20076)
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with 100% organically grown garlic bulbs. They are then aged to perfection in a unique extraction process to eliminate odor and create beneficial compounds found only in Kyolic. Aged Garlic Extract [300 mg]; Natural Vitamin E (100 I.U); Hawthorn Berry [50 mg]; Cayenne Pepper [10 mg] (per capsule). This unique combination of vitamins, herbs, and Aged Garlic Extract helps maintain healthy circulatioon, normal cholesterol levels and overall heart health.
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic Phytosterols Formula 107, Wakunaga Kyolic, 80 Caps (38900)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic Phytosterols Formula 107, Wakunaga Kyolic, 240 Caps (67120)
Aged Garlic Extract [300 mg]; Phytosterols [200 mg] (per capsule). Phytosterols have been clinically proven to help reduce harmful LDL cholesterol levels, a major indicator for heart disease. As part of a healthy diet, the select combination of nutrients in Kyolic Formula 107 is highly recommended.
HerbsPro: Kyolic A.G.E. Homocysteine Formula 108 With Folic Acid, B-6 & B-12, Wakunaga Kyolic, 100 Caps (38899)
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with 100% organically grown garlic bulbs. They are then aged to perfection in a unique extraction process to eliminate odor and create beneficial compounds found only in Kyolic. Aged Garlic Extract [250 mg]; Vitamin B6 [12.5 mg]; Vitamin B12 [100 mcg]; Folic acid [300 mcg]; L-Arginine [100mg] (per capsule). Kyolic Formula 108 contains Aged Garlic Extract with Vitamins B-6, B-12, Folic Acid and L-Arginine patented to promote healthy homocysteine, and supports cholesterol, blood pressure and circulation for total heart health.
HerbsPro: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Formula 109, Blood Pressure Health, Wakunaga Kyolic, 80 Caps (77183)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Formula 109, Blood Pressure Health, Wakunaga Kyolic, 160 Caps (92809)
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with 100% organically grown garlic bulbs.Aged Garlic Extract [200 mg], Nattokinase (NSK-SD) [35 mg], Suntheanine (L-Theanine) [12 mg] (per capsule).Kyolic Formula 109 contains a unique and natural combination of Nattokinase and Suntheanine with Aged Garlic Extract to help relax and support healthy blood pressure through different pathways.Clinical studies have shown these ingredients can help support healthy blood pressure levels.
HerbsPro: Kyolic Aged Garlic With CoQ10 Formula 110, Wakunaga Kyolic, 100 Caps (70167)
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with 100% organically grown garlic bulbs. They are then aged to perfection in a unique extraction process to eliminate odor and create beneficial compounds found only in Kyolic. Aged Garlic Extract [300 mg]; Coenzyme Q10 [30 mg] (per capsule). Coenzyme Q-10 is a potent anti-oxidant essential for healthy heart function and cellular energy. Take the best-Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, the most scientifically researched, highest quality and best-selling odorless Sociable Garlic.
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic With EPA & DHA, Cardiovascular Formula, Wakunaga Kyolic, 180 Softgels (67121)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic One Per Day, Cardiovascular Formula, Wakunaga Kyolic, 30 Caps (35894)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic One Per Day, Cardiovascular Formula, Wakunaga Kyolic, 60 Caps (63026)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Curcumin, Kyolic, 100 Caps (112595)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic Curcumin With Bioperine, Inflammation Response Formula, Wakunaga Kyolic, 50 Caps (86483)
Aged Garlic Extract [150 mg]; Curcumin Longa Extract (Curcumin C3 Complex) [500 mg]; Piperine Black Pepper Extract (BioPerine) [2 mg] (per capsule). Kyolic Curcumin is a synergistic combination of Curcumin C3 Complex, BioPerine and odorless, organic Aged Garlic Extract to provide nutritional support for healthy inflammation response. Kyolic is made by a special extraction process to maximize beneficial compounds and is supported by many published studies across a wide range of health benefits. Take Kyolic Curcumin each day to provide a powerful and natural support for healthy inflammation response, joint function, cardiovascular benefit, colon and liver health, as well as a variety of other nutritional benefits. Curcumin is the key antioxidant in the spice turmeric, long used for its powerful phenolic antioxidant benefits. BioPerine is a standardized form of piperine extract derived from black pepper. BioPerine increases the absorption of Curcumin by significantly increasing its bioavailability.
HerbsPro: Garlic Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (2002)
HerbsPro: Garlic Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17184)
HerbsPro: Garlic Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (45757)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Liquid A.G.E. Plain Formula-100 Extract, Wakunaga, 2 fl. oz. (20097)
HerbsPro: Garlic Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (76227)
HerbsPro: Super Garlic Immune Extract, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 fl. oz. (39839)
HerbsPro: Oil of Garlic, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 fl. oz. (39846)
HerbsPro: Garlic Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32250)
Prepared from the fresh, undried bulb of Allium sativum plants which are certified organically grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. To assure optimal extraction of Garlic's bioactive compounds, the bulbs are hand-harvested only when fully matured and are then taken directly to the laboratory and promptly extract while still fresh and succulent. The garlic is never fumigated or irradiated. Garlic is used for heart disease associated with high cholesterol, fatty deposits and arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, infections of eyes, ears and throat, respiratory infections, coughs and hoarseness, colds and flu, and obesity. Garlic acts as an antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal, and metabolic stimulant. It clears phlegm, and acts as an expectorant. It reduces cholesterl and inhibits platelet aggregation (thins the blood). Take 30 to 40 drops, 2 to 3 times per day. Mix with 20 drops of Peppermint spirits to moderate garlic odor. Discontinue, lower dosage or combine with Peppermint if digestive upset occurs. Avoid use in cases of inflamed stomach. May impart taste or odor of garlic to breast milk.
HerbsPro: Kyolic Liquid A.G.E. Plain Formula-100 Extract, Wakunaga, 4 fl. oz. (20096)
HerbsPro: Super Garlic Immune Syrup, Heal Immune Support, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 4 fl. oz. (39840)
HerbsPro: Super Garlic Immune Syrup, Heal Immune Support, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 16 fl. oz. (39841)
This formula has been used historically for colds, flu and other infectious diseases. This formula contains some of nature's greatest natural antibiotics, known as Garlic. Intuitively designed by Dr. John R. Christopher and being a synergistic blend of herbs, this formula helps to promote well being during times of colds and flu. Ailments traditionally used for are Bacterial Infection, Common Cold, Flu, Immune System Function, Influenza, Pneumonia, Sore Throat, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Upper Respiratory Infection, and Yellow Fever. A proprietary blend of Fresh Garlic Juice, Mullein Leaf, Wormwood Herb, Lobelia Herb, Marshmallow Root, White Oak Bark, Black Walnut Leaf, Skullcap Herb, Gravel Root, Plantain Leaf, and Aloe Vera Gel in a pure vegetable glycerine, pure apple cider vinegar & Raw Honey.
HerbsPro: Garlic Rosehip & Parsley Powder, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 16 oz. (104591)
Dr. Christopher's Garlic, Rosehips & Parsley Powder aids the body with seasonal changes and helps support immune health. A synergistic blend of herbs for the immune system and cold weather season. The winter season change can be stressful for the body and it is important to support your immune system. A proprietary blend of Garlic bulb, Parsley leaf, Rosehips, Rosemary herb and Watercress.
Kalyx: Garlic Juice Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
Kalyx: Garlic (Allium sativum) Juice Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
Kalyx: Garlic (Allium sativum) Juice Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): RF
Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.: HH
Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.: HH
Kalyx: GarliPure Formula, Natrol, Odor Controlled, 500 mg, 200 Caps: K
Kalyx: Garlic, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 530 mg, 100 VCaps: C
Kalyx: Garlic, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 530 mg, 500 VCaps: C
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Nutrition Basics: Garlic & Kyolic Garlic Herbal Information Nutrition Basics: Garlic Antioxidant Information
GARLICIN SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Garlicin HC supports circulation by lowering serum cholesterol and helps maintaining circulatory efficiency. Hawthorn improves blood and nutrient flow to the heart muscle. And, Vitamin E has been shown to help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol.
HerbsPro: Garlicin, Natures Way, 600 mg, 60 Tabs (17891)
HerbsPro: Garlicin CF, Natures Way, 90 Tabs (17893)
HerbsPro: Garlicin, Healthy Circulation, Natures Way, 90 Tabs (17894)
HerbsPro: Garlicin, Once A Day, Natures Way, 90 Tabs (17895)
HerbsPro: Garlicin, Natures Way, 180 Tabs (62657)
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GARLIC HERBAL & ESSENTIAL OIL PRODUCTS
HerbsPro: Garlic Oil, Organic Topical, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz.
HerbsPro: Garlic Oil, Cylinder Works, 2 fl. oz.
HerbsPro: Oil of Garlic Extract, Dr. Christopher's Formulas, 2 fl. oz.
HerbsPro: Coconut Oil Savory Garlic, Natural Energy, Nature's Way, 10 fl. oz.
HerbsPro: Garlic Oil Perles, Solgar, 100 Softgels
HerbsPro: Garlic Oil, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 100 Softgels
A tasteless, orderless dietary supplement.
HerbsPro: Allirich Garlic, Buffered, Certified Allicin-Rich, Arizona Natural Products, 500 mg, 100 Caps
HerbsPro: Garlic &: Parsley, Odorless, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 500 mg, 100 Softgels
Garllic and Parsley softgels provide pure garlic from fresh garlic bulbs that are odor reduced.
HerbsPro: Garlic Oil Perles, Solgar, 250 Softgels
Natural dietary supplement for cardiovascular support. Gluten, wheat and dairy free.
HerbsPro: Garlic Oil, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 250 Softgels
A tasteless, odorless dietary supplement.
HerbsPro: Allirich Garlic, Buffered, Allicin-Rich, Arizon Natural Products, 500 mg, 250 Caps
HerbsPro: Garlic Oil, Now Foods, 1500 mg, 250 Softgels
Herbal supplement equivalent to whole clove garlic.
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KYOLIC GARLIC WITH ENZYMES (FORMULA 102) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Powderful immune enhancer with digestive enzymes for improved digestion. Aged Garlic Extract [300 mg]; Ginger [125mg]; Glucanase [16 mg]; Protease [10 mg]; Lipase [5 mg] (per capsule). Kyolic Formula 102 herb and enzyme blend, contains a unique natural and synergistic combination Aged Garlic Extract, Ginger, Glucanase, Lipase and Protease to support internal cleansing , healthy intestinal function and digestive balance. Aged Garlic Extract and Ginger have been used to support healthy GI cleansing and function, as well as manage yeast overgrowth. Glucanase, Lipase and Protease are a comprehensive enzyme combination enzyme combination to support complete digestion and nutrient assimilation. Take Kyolic Formula 102 daily to provide GI cleansing and healthy function, prevent yeast imbalance and to support overall immunity to help strengthen the bodys natural defenses.
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic A.G.E. With Enzymes, Formula 102, For Digestion, Wakunaga Kyolic, 100 Caps (20059)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic A.G.E. With Enzymes, Formula 102, For Digestion, Wakunaga Kyolic, 100 Tabs (20061)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic A.G.E. With Enzymes, Formula 102, For Digestion, Wakunaga Kyolic, 200 Caps (20060)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic A.G.E. With Enzymes, Formula 102, For Digestion, Wakunaga Kyolic, 200 Tabs (20062)
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LIQUID KYOLIC AGED GARLIC EXTRACT (A.G.E.) PRODUCTS
Liquid A.G.E Plain No Caps Formula 100 from Wakunaga/Kyolic contains organically grown aged garlic extract which is suggested for balancing cholesterol levels, enhancing circulation, supporting immune function, fighting stress and fatigue, killing yeast (candida), a cell protector for maintaining liver and nerve health. Kyolic means Increased Energy: Kyolic liquid enriched with vitamin B-1 and B-12 increases energy, and maintains normal function of the nervous system and muscles. Kyolic liquid is Organic: Kyolic liquid production begins with time-tested organic farming, which is essential to naturally balanced garlic bulbs. Kyolic liquid is the best source of garlic's goodness, free from pesticides or herbicides. Kyolic is the unique aged Garlic Extract: The garlic cloves undergo a unique natural aging process to bioconvert harsh and odoriferous crude compounds, such as allicin, into stable and beneficial ones. This process assures no garlic odor and no unpleasant side effects. Kyolic is the only true Aged Garlic Extract produced without heat through an exclusive 20-month aging process. Kyolic liquid is the original liquid formula: Kyolic originated with "Liquid Formula " Aged Garlic Extract over 40 years ago. Kyolic is the world's best-selling garlic supplement. One of the benefits of the liquid form is that it is absorbed and assimilated by the body faster than other forms.
HerbsPro: Kyolic Liquid A.G.E. Plain Formula-100, Wakunaga Kyolic, 60 Caps (20098)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Liquid A.G.E. Plain Formula-100, Vegetarian Cardiovascular, Wakunaga Kyolic, 2 fl. oz. (20097)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Liquid A.G.E. Plain Formula-100, Vegetarian Cardiovascular, Wakunaga Kyolic, 4 fl. oz. (20096)
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with 100% organically grown garlic bulbs. They are then aged to perfection in a unique extraction process to eliminate odor and create beneficial compounds found only in Kyolic. Aged Garlic Extract [300 mg] (per teaspoon or 1 capsule). This formula supports and strengthens your cardiovascular system by reduing the major risk factors and promoting overall heart health.
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The garlic used to make Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract is organically grown. Studies have suggested Aged Garlic Extract and its constituents may help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, enhance circulation, support immune function, help fight stress and fatigue, and maintain health function of the liver and nerves. Aged Garlic has been shown to effectively kill the yeast Candida albicans in various studies. Veterinarian Gloria Dodd, D.V.M., has successfully used Kyolic on many animals. As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon or 30-60 drops one or two filled capsules (size #00) with a meal twice daily.
To make a Kyolic Kocktail, add one half teaspoon Kyolic Liquid Aged Garlic Extract to 8 ounces of your favorite fruit or vegetable juice.
Stir Kyolic into a glass of juice. Add ice cubes, lemon juice to taste and your favorite garnish.
Kyolic begins with time-tested organic farming techniques. Organic cultivation is essential to grow naturally balanced garlic bulbs. The cloves then undergo a unique aging process to allow harsh and odoriferous compounds such as allicin to mellow into stable and odor free compounds you take garlic for. As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon, or 30 to 60 drops (one or two filled capsules, size #00) with a meal twice daily. Or, enjoy in a Kyolic Kocktail.
Garlic Herbal & Supplement Information
Supplies nutrients and chlorophyll needed for repair. Important in immune response.
HerbsPro: Kyolic Kyo-Green, No Maltodextrin, Kyolic Products, 2.8 oz. (20091)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Kyo-Green, No Maltodextrin, Kyolic Products, 5.3 oz. (20092)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Kyo-Green, No Maltodextrin, Kyolic Products, 10 oz. (38897)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Kyo-Green Harvest Blend Drink Mix, Wakunaga Kyolic, 6 oz. (35893)
HerbsPro: Kyolic Kyo-Green, Wakunaga Kyolic, 180 Tabs (20090)
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KYOLIC EPA OIL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
HerbsPro: Kyolic Garlic EPA & DHA, Economy Size, Wakunaga, 180 Softgels (67121)
HerbsPro: Premium Kyolic EPA with A.G.E. Formula, Wakunaga, 150, 90 Caps (20101)
HerbsPro: Premium Kyolic EPA with A.G.E. Cardiovascular Formula 150, Kyolic, 90 Caps
GMP Certified molecular distilled fish oil, odorless fish oil supplements. Rich source of Omega-3 (EPA & DHA).
Kalyx: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract EPA Cardiovascular, Kyolic, 90 Softgels: HF
Kalyx: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract EPA Cardiovascular, Kyolic, 180 Softgels: HF
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