Garlic is a member of the lily family and is native to central Asia and has been widely used more than 5000 years ago. It is used in nearly every world cuisine for enhancing savory dishes. This powerful herb was fed to workers who built the Great Pyramid at Giza and Greek athletes ate it to build their strength. In the United States, it was first cultivated in New Orleans by French settlers and, subsequently, missionaries brought it to California where it is grown today. In addition, garlic cloves have been used for thousands of years and their use has been recorded in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, India, Russia and Europe. Known as Russian penicillin, garlic has been used to treat ear infections, cholera and typhus. As a natural antibiotic, garlic was used during both world wars as a disinfectant.
Watkins Garlic Granules and flakes are an easy and convenient way to add garlic to your cooking.
Garlic Liquid Spice offers you the flavor of fresh and the convenience of dried. No time to clean it or worried about garlic odor? No peeling,
no chopping or mincing required! Watkins concentrated Grapeseed Oil Liquid Spices get their full, fresh flavor from pure essential oils - the flavor essences which can decrease or change significantly when the plant is dried. Both dried herbs and Liquid Spices are concentrated and convenient. If you prefer a minder flavour try Watkins Garlic and Parsley Grapeseed Oil for cooking or in salads as the mild garlic flavor won't over power other foods. Buy Watkins garlic products here.
Watkins Garlic Oil Softgels is another great way for you to get the goodness of garlic.
Garlic is known for its benefits for the heart, circulation and immune system, but cooking destroys many of them. Now, you can get the benefits of garlic in this convenient form, without the odor.
The Health Benefits of Garlic.
Not only does garlic strengthen the immune system; may also help prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and lowering
cholesterol; fights infections; digestive aid; alleviates gas, but is an anti-inflammatory herb as well. Studies have shown garlic can suppress
the growth of tumors, and is a potent antioxidant good for cardiovascular conditions. It is an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, lowers high
blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol and fat in the bloodstream. It is also generally regarded as a preventive measure for colds, flu and other infectious diseases. Its antibacterial properties help to fight infections, its cancer-inhibiting properties help to prevent cancer, and its anticoagulant properties help contribute to good cardiovascular health. It also works as a digestive aid and relieves gas.
At least nine studies show that garlic decreases the incidence of cancer, especially cancers of the gastrointestinal tract among those who consume it regularly. Garlic has also been used to treat for intestinal worms and other intestinal parasites. Today, garlic cloves are being used for infections, specifically chest infections, digestive disorders, and thrush. Additionally, the allicin in fresh garlic is said to aid in lowering blood sugar levels. Allicin is produced when garlic is finely chopped or crushed. The finer the chopping and the more intensive the crushing, the more Allicin is generated and the stronger the medicinal effect.
There is a common myth that one can ward off evil spirits by wearing garlic around your neck, however it is probably more useful when
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