Posted by Health Hispanica on 12/8/2013 to Digestion
Garlic or Allium sativum has been around for about 7,000 years and it is native to Central Asia. Many of its benefits have been recognized in culinary books for added taste, and aroma. It has also been featured in the scripture as a powerful tool to ward off malign influences. Now, Hispanic Americans can count on their abuelitos (grandparents) to give them insight on garlic as a remedy. According to Medscape, It is likely that the use of herbs by Hispanics is based on a verbal tradition that is handed down from one generation to the next. Garlic, in this case, has been referenced in many health books for its health benefits towards hypertension, colds, and infections.
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. garlic has a modest effect on blood pressure, potentially helping to relax blood vessels. Garlic contains selenium and germanium, in small amounts, which is helpful for hypertension. PubMed.com states that the rate of uncontrolled hypertension in Hispanics radically exceeds the rates observed among non-Hispanic blacks and whites. Although the cause for hypertension is unknown, factors that may contribute such as stress can become effect your health. Also, garlic has biochemical compounds such as allicin, regarded to have antibiotic properties to help with the respiratory system, for colds, flu and infection. Natura-Genics® thought about you when making Garlic 3000™. It provides a unique combination of odorless garlic extract, capsicum, and herbs such as parsley, nettle, and dandelion. This supplement can help with high blood pressure as well as a support for the respiratory and immune system.
In order to achieve optimum health you have to discipline yourself by eating healthy (living foods), exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, resting, as well as taking the recommended supplements.
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