You might have heard that once the cold and flu season is on, we should have some onion and garlic on regular basis. They support our immune system and generally help our entire body. The question is what exactly does garlic help?
Believe it or not, but having a glass of water with garlic brings you lots of benefits. It’s only improved immunity but also… bigger and nicer orchids in your garden!
#1 Water and garlic for your kidneys
If you have some problems with your kidneys, for instance an infection, it has been scientifically proven that drinking water with garlic will help you recover much faster. Garlic prevents and cures inflammations caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that colonizes the walls of urinary tract causing severe malfunctioning of kidneys. Having a glass of garlic water every morning or eating 3 – 4 garlic cloves helps treat this condition and protects your kidneys.
#2 Garlic water regulates sugar level in blood…
Too much sugar in blood may cause diabetes and obesity, but there is no need to worry! According to research conducted at a university in Kuwait, water with raw garlic reduces sugar levels in blood.
#3 … and improves your eyesight
It has been also scientifically proven that garlic reduces intraocular pressure, that is the fluid pressure inside the eye. Moreover, garlic fights microorganisms causing keratitis.
#4 Thinning blood
Are you suffering from high cholesterol level or high blood pressure! Dieticians claim that garlic has a very positive influence on lipid profile. This means that water with garlic helps to stabilize blood pressure. It turns out that 60 – 90 grams of ripe garlic is as effective as some advanced medicines lowering blood pressure.
#5 Strengthening bones
Thousands of people suffer from bones degeneration. If you have such problems or want to prevent them, include onion, garlic and leek in your diet. This is because they ensure appropriate level of estrogen which results in strong and healthy bones.
Garlic water on an empty stomach – why is it worth drinking?
If you have this mixture soon after you wake up, it is going to work even better. After you get up, the bacteria in your body are weaker and it is easier to destroy them. A morning garlic drink is going to work more effectively to treat high blood pressure. Your blood circulation and metabolism will be much better now. What is more, a morning clove of garlic or a glass of garlic water will also boost serotonin release.
Have we managed to convince you to drink garlic water yet? Let us know if you are going to give it a try.Now let’s take a look another applications of garlic water. You don’t have to drink it, but still, it is going to be really useful.
Garlic water for orchids
Orchids fertilized with garlic will have stronger flowers and the blooming time will be longer, too. Garlic water also eradicates bacteria and fungus strengthening the plant this way. Everything thanks to the Sulphur compounds present in garlic peel and its pulp. All you have got to do is boil a liter of water and leave it to go lukewarm. Then throw 3 cloves of garlic (they don’t have to be peeled). Cover the pot with a lid and let it sit for 24 hours.
Garlic water for plants
Orchids are not the only plants that can be treated with garlic mixture. Each plant may need extra fertilization and, as we already know, garlic is an antibiotic not only for humans. Put a clove of garlic into the soil and this will protect the plant against spider mites and aphids.
Speaking of aphids…
Garlic water against aphids
Apart from planting a clove of garlic in a pot, you can also use garlic extract. Press 20 decagrams of garlic and add it to 10 liters of water. Then wait 24 hours and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Apply it every 2 – 3 days until you notice some improvement.