Garlic is indeed not smell lily, although belongs to the lily family. This is one of the vegetables, without which it is impossible to keep for years to come youth, health and beauty.
Garlic contains more than a dozen antioxidants.
In the old days, he inspired the creators. So, Aristophanes, the ancient Greek playwright, creator of comedies, has devoted a few lines of poetry garlic because it is able to instill courage and bravery.
Garlic - the plant is older. He was well known to the ancient Egyptians. So Herodotus wrote that the construction of the pyramid of Cheops at Giza slaves received daily garlic, and when one is not brought, there was a first in the history of the strike. The slaves refused to work for as long as they do not give out the garlic.
Garlic has been found by archaeologists in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, and also mentioned in Egyptian papyrus, "Book of preparation of medicines for all parts of the body."
Garlic has long been known and in Russia. Under Vladimir the Red Sun called it "scratching your bow." We also know that in 1720 in Europe, garlic infused vinegar, saved the lives of thousands of people during an epidemic of plague.
Garlic - Allium sativum - a perennial herb of the lily family up to 50-60 cm. Stem Garlic erect, hollow. The leaves are long, narrow, flat. The flowers are grayish-white, gathered in inflorescences umbrella. Sometimes, instead of flowers in the inflorescences are formed tiny bulbs.
Garlic is grown because of the bulbs. Although herbs used in food. The complex consists of a bulb of garlic 6-12, sometimes more "cloves" or slices, covered with white or light purple films.
Garlic is considered to be the homeland of South Asia, but it has long been spread all over the world. Garlic has a sharp taste and strong specific smell, thanks to essential oils, and sulfur compounds. Besides them garlic contains vitamins A, group B, C, D, sulfur, calcium, iron, copper, selenium, magnesium, zinc and potassium.
The first detailed description of garlic as a medicinal plant Dioscorides. But Hippocrates, and Avicenna and later recommended the use of garlic "from all diseases." Indeed, there exists in the world is not so much disease in which no state would facilitate the garlic.
Modern scientists say that if you eat a day 4-5 cloves of garlic, the risk of heart attack and stroke is reduced by 60-70%. This is due to the content in garlic in a large amount of allicin that lowers high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, more active than pharmaceutical drugs. Garlic displays the body of poisons, toxins, actively fights against free radicals, allowing the body to old age to maintain youth and vitality.
Garlic is considered to be an effective means of preventing the development of cancer. It has antiseptic and analgesic effect. It boosts immunity, protects against viral, infections and colds. Fatigue after heavy physical and mental stress. It lowers blood sugar, improves heart and gastrointestinal tract, expels worms.
Garlic helps in the fight against excess weight, without giving deposited fat and speeding up the process of burning an existing one. Regular consumption of garlic helps to cope with impotence and frigidity.
The broth of garlic:
1, 5 cups of water to pour into an enamel saucepan. When a boil, add 1-2 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped, boil 5 minutes, leave for 40 minutes, covered with a lid. Strain and drink half a cup when colds and flu.
mince 100 grams of garlic, add the juice of 5-6 lemons, 1st. a spoonful of honey, tie gauze and insist night. Take 1 teaspoon at night, drinking ½ cup of warm water.
Garlic has long been used in
If dandruff and oily scalp
you need to rub garlic juice into the roots of the hair for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with shampoo juice in half an hour.
dull brittle hair
make shiny and silky, you need one once a week to make masks for the head of the minced garlic and olive oil or castor oil. Mask wash off after half an hour.
For hair growing
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed and mixed with ½ cup of milk and 1st. spoon of honey. Apply to the hair roots. Keep the mixture for half an hour, putting the cellophane top hat and tied her head with a towel.
All masks bring a significant benefit if you do them once a week for 2-3 months.
- Garlic treated
By wiping them with garlic juice squeezed from previously having washed with warm water.
To cleanse and refresh the skin
: 1-2 cloves of garlic juice mixed with 1 teaspoon honey and beaten egg white. After 10 minutes, the mask is washed off.
I hope I have convinced you that garlic is essential for health and beauty. And to get rid of the smell after eating garlic can chew parsley leaves, celery, a slice of lemon, coffee bean. Or use 2-4 cloves of garlic during dinner with a glass of yogurt.
In the year a person needs to drink at least a half-kilo of garlic for a healthy and fulfilling life.