This is the most pungent of the onion family members. This pungent plant promotes circulation and sweating for those willing to put up with its powerful smell.
- super nutritious
- helpful in reducing blood pressure
- helpful in maintaining a healthy heart
- a boost when detoxifying the body
Eaten on a regular basis garlic helps in the removal of toxins from the body. Garlic tea can help reduce poison oak when applied to a cool cloth. It can be used to prevent dysentery when traveling: chew up to a clove before consuming suspected food or water. Hold a clove of garlic in your mouth for at least 15 minutes to help reduce cold symptoms. It can also be used for foot odor. Sprinkle garlic powder on clean, wet feet. Let dry before wearing socks. Remember to save some for dinner.
Source: Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford