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(Allium sativum)

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Garlic (Allium sativum) is a member of the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae),
which also includes leeks, onions, and shallots.
It is a perennial with an underground bulb (head) composed of pungent bulblets commonly called cloves.
Approximately 90 percent of the garlic grown in the United States is grown in California.
California Early and California Late are the two major commercial varieties.
California Early has white skins
and is planted in December for harvest in July and August.
The largest garlic variety, Elephant Garlic,
has a very mild-flavored clove and is a close relative of the leek.
The pungent flavor of garlic is caused by a chemical reaction that occurs when the garlic cells are broken.
The flavor is most intense shortly after cutting or chopping.
This chemical reaction cannot occur after garlic is cooked, which is why roasted garlic is sweet rather than pungent.

Regardless of its flavor potency,
garlic is a low-acid vegetable.
The pH of a clove of garlic typically ranges from 5.3 to 6.3.
As with all low-acid vegetables,
garlic will support the growth and subsequent toxin production of the bacterium
Clostridium botulinum
when given the right conditions.
These conditions include improper home canning and improper preparation and storage
of fresh herb and garlic-in-oil mixtures.
Moisture, room temperature, lack of oxygen,
and low-acid conditions all favor the growth of
Clostridium botulinum.
When growing, this bacterium produces an extremely potent toxin that causes the illness botulism.
If untreated, death can result within a few days of consuming the toxic food.

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Aztec Use of Garlic

    Garlic Properties:
    helps in digestion,
    helps renal and liver functions,
    stops the putrid fermentation in the intestines,
    helps relieve constipation and improves urination,
    helps in the formation of red blood cells and fights anemia,
    it is a powerful disinfectant and microbicide,
    improves circulation and avoids bronchial afflictions,
    useful for diabetics,
    rheumatics and hyperactives,
    tones the lungs and cures asthma,
    bronchopneumonia and apnea,
    calms coughs and relieves diphtheria and whooping cough attacks,
    also helps in the removal of intestinal parasites,
    relieves neurological pains,
    hysteria and depression,
    helps in removing scabies,
    varicose veins
    Acts as a rubefacient that inhibits the venom in mosquito,
    hornet and wasp stings.
    Prevents tuberculosis and fevers and some people claim it is also good against malaria and rabies,
    it regenerates the skin in case of light burns,
    softens and removes calluses,
    removes thirst and sour mouth.

Aztec's Methods of Use

The various properties of Garlic are much more efficient if eaten raw,
since heat makes it lose its usefulness,
nevertheless, if the garlic is undigested on certain occasions provokes
disagreeable and odorous belching.
To avoid this first crush 3 garlic cloves and swallow without chewing halfway thru meals,
with the final result of not irritating
the stomach lining and ease its way to the intestines.
Other forms of eating garlic are in
boiled in milk or
combined in water, lemon juice in tincture ect.

    To Stimulate the Appetite and Digestion: 
    Grind 3 Garlic cloves with a little water and eat raw, before or during meals.

    For Anemia:
    Prepare a salad with radish, lettuce, tomato and raw crushed Garlic, add a little oil and salt to taste.

    To Improve Blood Circulation: 
    Eat 2 to 3 crushed Garlic cloves before breakfast.

    To Lower Arterial Blood Pressure in Persons with Hypertension:  
    Mince well 1 clove of Garlic and swallow with water for several days.

    In Cases of Asthma, Difficulty in Breathing, Cough, Whooping cough, Diphtheria and Bronchial afflictions:  
    Boil in 1/2 liter of water, 8 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed, add a little bit of oregano,
    strain then add 2 spoonfuls of bee honey and from this
    take 1 teaspoonful once an hour until better avoiding any
    and all cold drinks or food.

    For the same symptoms but to get better faster you can also do this:  
    Boil in 1/2 liter of milk,
    1/2 a head of Garlic and 2 carrots,
    sweeten to taste with bee honey
    and take 1 warm glass of the remedy before bedtime.

    To Rid the Body of Intestinal Parasites: 
    Mince a head of Garlic,
    heat in 1/4 liter of milk, Do Not Boil!
    Let stand for 3 to 4 hours,
    strain and drink before breakfast or on an empty stomach
    for 9 to 10 days in which case the parasites will be gone.

    To Cure the Welt that
    Appears Around the Neck Area Especially in Summer:
    Take a clove of Garlic, cut in half and rub vigorously on the affected area,
    after approximately 3 hours
    add a little bit of lemon juice to the affected area 3 times a day
    and continue to follow the remedy until the welt is gone.

    For Rheumatism: 
    Take 2 Garlic cloves, open in half, and rub vigorously on the painful area until the Garlic juice appears.
    Do this same treatment several times a day avoiding water(as in baths) or cold environments.

    For Mosquito, Scorpion, Bee, Hornet and Wasp stings:  
    Crush 1 garlic clove and apply the remedy on the affected area
    while gently rubbing it in.
    The Pain Will Stop!

    For Malaria:  
    Take 3 whole Garlic cloves and a glass of milk each morning.

    For Fevers:  
    Boil 1/2 kilo of Garlic in liter of water
    then mix in 1/2 kilo of sugar, let stand, strain,
    then drink one spoonful before each meal.

    For Rabies: 
    Drink several times a day
    the infusion made with 100 grams of Garlic cut into little pieces
    to 1/2 liter of water, let sit for 1 day, wring and sweeten
    to taste with sugar or bee honey.

    For Mild Burns:  
    Take 3 or 4 Garlic cloves,
    crush, mix with oil(cooking oil)and apply to the burn.

    For Calluses:  
    Make a paste of Garlic and honey,
    apply to the callus for several days,
    the callus will soften then disappear.
    To Remove Thirst Instantly:  
    Take a head of Garlic, blend in 1 liter of water
    and drink as a regular daily drink whenever thirsty.

    To Remove that Certain Bad Breath almost Everyone Has in the Morning:  
    Take 1 raw Garlic clove,
    crush, strain into a glass of water with the juice of 2 lemons
    and kiss your bad breath away.

    For Athletes Foot:  
    Dust feet with Garlic powder and wear clean socks all the time.

    There are other methods to take advantage of Garlic's curative properties,
    "Garlic Tincture"
    which is prepared the following way:

    Crush 2 Garlic heads and macerate in
    250 grams of pure alcohol until the tincture is formed.
    Next is the description of the therapeutic
    effects from the use of this tincture(condensed excerpt from Dr. Helle of Berlin Germany).
  1. 20 drops of Garlic tincture to 1/2 glass of water will attack
    uric acid which in turn relieves pain from arthritis, rheumatism and sciatic Gout.
  2. 20 drops of said tincture to 1/2 glass of water
    benefits the digestive apparatus relieving constipation and strain to the bowels.
  3. 20 drops of the tincture in 1/2 glass of water will in a short while relieve hypertension.
  4. 20 drops of the tincture in 1/2 glass of water
    will stimulate the hepatic(liver) function.
  5. 20 drops of the tincture in 1/2 glass of water
    will relieve the palpitations, difficulty in breathing
    and the anguish most cardiac patients suffer.
  6. 20 drops of the tincture in 1/2 glass of water
    aleves continuous fatigue, neurology’s,
    headaches, insomnia, hysteria, depression and muscular rigidity.
  7. 20 drops of the tincture in 1/2 glass of water
    cures varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

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CAUTION: This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use as a substitute for standard medical treatments. Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently FATAL if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion. We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products without prior consultation with your physicianor other natural plant products professional. Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!


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