What advantages does garlic provide?
Garlic (Allium sativum) is widely used in cooking as a flavoring, but it has also been used as a medicine throughout history, both ancient and modern; It has been used to treat and prevent numerous diseases and conditions.
The onion, rakkyo, scallion, chive, leek, and shallot are all closely related to garlic, which is a member of the genus Allium. It has been used by people for thousands of years, and in Ancient Egypt, it was used for both culinary and health and therapeutic purposes.
History Garlic is touted as having numerous health benefits.
Garlic has been used for thousands of years all over the world. Around 5,000 years ago, when the Giza pyramids were built, records indicate that garlic was used.
According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition by Richard S. Rivlin, the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (d. 460-370 BC), who is now referred to as “the father of Western medicine,” prescribed garlic for a variety of ailments. Hippocrates advocated using garlic to treat fatigue, parasites, poor digestion, respiratory issues, and parasites.
Garlic was given to the first Olympic athletes in Ancient Greece, possibly the earliest example of a “performance enhancing” substance used in sports.
Garlic spread from Ancient Egypt to the advanced Indus Valley civilizations (Pakistan and western India today). It then traveled to China via that location.
Experts at Kew Gardens, England’s royal botanical center of excellence, claim that the ancient Indians valued the curative and aphrodisiac properties of garlic. Garlic was avoided by the upper classes due to their dislike of its strong odor, but monks, “…widows, adolescents, and those who had taken up a vow or were fasting, could not eat garlic due to its stimulant quality,” were allowed to consume it.
Garlic has been used to treat bronchitis, hypertension (high blood pressure), TB (tuberculosis), liver disorders, dysentery, flatulence, colic, intestinal worms, rheumatism, diabetes, and fevers for centuries in Nepal, the Middle East, and East Asia.
Garlic was introduced to the New World by the French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Garlic is currently used to treat a number of conditions that are connected to the blood system and the heart, such as atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. Other conditions include high cholesterol, heart attack, coronary heart disease, and hypertension.