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garlic busts high blood pressure — as well as meds

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Orna @ 8:25 am

Why I love garlic, reason number zillion

 

Herbalists generally moan when asked “what’s your favorite herbal medicine?” But I think most of us secretly enjoy the game of choosing the top three, five or 10 plant medicines we’d want with us on a desert island.

 

Eating garlic (Allium sativum or ophioscorodon) regularly helps combat hypertension naturally — and tastes great.

Regardless of how tightly I’m supposed to narrow the list, garlic always ends up in a top spot. (Unless I’m supposed to pick just one. Then I just refuse to play.)

 

Here’s the latest reason to include garlic among my must-have medicinals: It reduces hypertension (high blood pressure) as much as the prescription drug Atenolol, even when in culinary doses. 

 

Researchers in Saudi Arabia took 210 people with hypertension and divided them into seven groups. Each group got either Atenolol, placebo, or 300-1500mg of garlic every day for 24 weeks. At the end of the study, the results for the atenolol group were functionally the same as those getting the higher doses of garlic.

 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg for this ancient medicine, of course. Garlic helps fight infections (and see this link for some remarkable photos), reduces cancer risks, balances cholesterol and many other things — all while giving delicious spice to a healthy life.

 

If you have high blood pressure, please talk to your doctor about the best options for your health. At Celilo Natural Health Center, we’re always here to help. (Via GreenMedInfo.com.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Reason number zillion is right, lol! Garlic is one fantastic herb. Hypertension, though…interesting. Makes sense, but I can’t say I’ve ever thought about it before! 🙂

    Comment by Harold — December 4, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

  2. Thanks, Harold. It is an amazing medicine!

    Comment by Orna — December 7, 2013 @ 10:14 am

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