This common vegetable that you probably have stored in your vegetable drawer has a storied history of health. Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants on the planet and has been used by various cultures for thousands of years. It was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians and thought to ward off evil spirits and increase strength. Ancient Greeks and Romans used garlic, too. Greek athletes and soldiers ate garlic before entering the arena or the battlefield because they also thought it had strength-enhancing properties. Greek midwives hung garlic cloves in birthing rooms to repel demons. Roman soldiers ate garlic for inspiration and courage.
But garlic is not just a remedy of the past. Today, garlic has been the subject of 4,525 study abstracts that can be found in the National Library of Medicine showing it can successfully help with more than 150 chronic diseases, including infections and heart disease.
Although raw garlic is powerful on its own, Aged Garlic Extract serves as an even more effective natural antibiotic. Research has also shown that it can dramatically improve heart health; reverse early heart disease, and prevent strokes and heart attacks. Aged Garlic Extract may not replicate the effects of cholesterol or blood pressure-lowering drugs, but it has been shown to reduce cholesterol by 10% and reduce blood pressure by three to eight points, which is very significant.
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