Although often used, we forget that garlic (allium sativum) is not only a perfect spice herb, but a true treasure chest. It has been used for years in various cultures as the most effective natural remedy for various diseases. Although the fatherland is Middle Asia, the garlic was very much respected, appreciated and knew amongst the old Hindus, Greeks and Romans.
In our traditional medicine, garlic occupies a special place, and its significance has been confirmed by medicine in the middle of the last century. It contains more than 200 biologically active substances located mostly in its head. Most have essential oils, vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, minerals, potassium, iron, sulfur, iodine, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, and amino acids, enzymes, polyoses such as insulin, adenosine and allicin. All ingredients are in a concentrated form, so it is healing in minimal quantities.
It has been scientifically proven that adenosine from this herb prevents the formation of blood clots, while organic sulfur-containing components reduce cholesterol and prevent the development of malignant diseases. His vasodilator action was also confirmed, spreading the blood vessels, especially the peripheral, but also the main, on the eyes and the legs. This is important for certain types of headaches, painful cramps in the lower limbs that occur in older people even after shorter walks.