Vote for Cebuano Herbsman on Spicypage!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Garlic: The stinking relief for blood cholesterol and high pressure

Garlic- Allium sativum

English name- Garlic, Poorman's treacle, Stinking rose, Nectar of the gods

Local name
- Bawang, Ahos

A staple spice for most dishes in Asian and Filipino cuisine, this bulbous and pungent herb is noted for a lot of healing properties the most popular of which is to control pressure and reduce cholesterol in the blood. For treatment using garlic, patients are advised to eat raw cloves.

This herb is widely distributed among major areas of Luzon as Batangas and Nueva Ecija and some parts of the Visayas and Mindanao and can commonly be found in market places, grocery, and sari-sari stores nationwide.

Hosts of other ailments by which garlic can cure include:

Crush some cloves and apply on affected areas for rheumatism, arthritis and toothache.
Crush a clove and apply to temples in case of headaches or rub on affected areas for insect bites and athlete's foot.
Other parts of garlic which can be used are its bulb and leaves which when brewed is used to treat common colds, cough up to much higher ailments as asthma and bronchitis.



Anonymous said...

Hello, Cebuano Herbsman! I like the topic of your blogpage, however, I am having trouble reading the contents of your blog because the dark green background overpowers the black font of your articles. Would you consider lightening the background so we can read your articles? I'm sure they must be very informative. :)

Jovir said...

Hello, NHS thanks for the help. Yup the site sure takes time to load up when entered, hence the result you just saw, but no worries though as I updated the templates for a better view. Cheers and more power online always!