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Garlic, one of natures medicines.

For hundreds of years, garlic has been renowned for its usefulness in treating a whole range of ailments, from impotence to stomach bugs. But recent studies have found that garlic has more serious health benefits for the heart and cancer prevention than folklore could ever have predicted.

Garlic contains two key compounds, a sulphur-rich amino acid called allicin and a protein-based enzyme called allinase. The clove has no smell until you slice or crush it, allowing the compounds to mix and form a third compound, called allicin.

Allicin is a volatile compound that survives for just a few hours. It is a powerful natural antibiotic - about one-fiftieth as powerful as penicillin - and also has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.

Allicin exists only in raw garlic. Cooking kills it and causes it to decay into other compounds which are less effective.

Garlic also contains about ten different kinds of natural sugars, including fructose, glucose and insulin, as well as relatively high levels of the trace minerals copper, iron, zinc, tin, calcium, manganese, aluminium, germanium and selenium. The level of selenium in garlic is higher than in almost any other plant.

Garlic works inside the body by promoting the ability of white blood cells to fight infections, and by stimulating other immune cells which fight viral and bacterial infections as well as cancer.

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SlowSong Plus Member 75484 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 3:44 PM

Excellent. And a science lesson to go with it.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan Plus Member 1417177 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:35 PM

Keeping it simple, thanks Smile

topsyrm Plus Member 427 forum poststopsyrm vcard
8 Jun 2012 - 7:45 PM

Hmmm, Garlic? Seems its only you and me putting stuff on this forum Paul? Anyone else out there using the X10 that might like to share their photos? Tongue

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan Plus Member 1417177 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 5:02 PM

Yeh it is a bit quite Sad

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 8:38 AM

Good details and like the addition to this Paul

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