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Garlic Health Benefits

Heirloom garlic has been proven by countless scientific studies to have innumerable health benefits, including helping us fight over 160 diseases! 


Even though it's usually thought of as an herb or spice, garlic is actually a vegetable in the allium family, so its stinky cousins are onions, shallots and leeks, and it's better smelling cousins are amaryllis and tulip flowers. It's only in the past 100 years that we have stopped focusing on using garlic for its health benefits, even though it has been used for health purposes for thousands of years.

Most cheap grocery store garlic is imported from China, and, in addition to being flavorless when compared to our home-grown varieties, it has been irradiated, fumigated, and grown with carcinogenic and toxic pesticides. So, to get the most out of garlic's innumerable health benefits, use naturally grown, heirloom garlic varieties like those you can find in our Store.


​Garlic is truly our greatest healthy blood ally and cheerleader! Garlic has been clinically proven to:

  • lower blood pressure;

  • lower LDL Cholesterol;

  • help reduce plaque within the arterial system;

  • lower or helps to regulate blood sugar;

  • help to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of strokes and thromboses;

  • help to prevent cancer, especially of the blood, bones and digestive system, because it prevents certain types of cancer cells from growing larger, and has even been shown to reduce the size of certain tumors;

  • help remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the blood, organs, bones and skin; and

  • help to increase red blood cell production, which increases one's energy and vitality.


Raw Garlic is a potent, natural antibiotic and, while far less strong than modern antibiotics, it can still kill some strains of bacteria that have become immune or resistant to modern antibiotics. Garlic also:

  • has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties;

  • dramatically reduces yeast infections caused by Candida species;

  • has anti-oxidant properties and is a great source of selenium;

  • is anti-fungal and kills many fungi on contact, including athlete's foot fungus, and Candida species yeast;

  • boosts the immune system, thereby increasing one's resistance to allergies, colds, anemia, and asthma; and

  • knocks out infections, particularly toothaches, and relieves pain because it also contains anti-inflammatory properties.


  • By rubbing the juicy side of a freshly cut clove of garlic on sensitive areas where arthritic pain occurs, garlic can alleviate pain quickly.

  • Garlic can help blood platelets from sticking together so the body is able to break up blood clots. Eating one or two garlic cloves a day can help thin the blood, thus starting the clot-preventing process. Garlic's blood-thinning quality may be beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes too.

  • Studies also show that people who consume garlic on a regular basis have a lower rate of stomach and colon cancer. Garlic contains phytochemicals that have been proven to retard cancer development and malignant tumor growth.

  • Garlic contains unique vitamin and mineral combinations that stimulate the immune system to eliminate toxins and combat carcinogens.

  • Garlic can be a memory enhancer. Eleanor Roosevelt attributed her great memory to eating three cloves of garlic a day.

  • Eating garlic can act as a calming, anti-anxiety agent because it contains an effective nervine.


Don't just take our word for it. Check out these other articles and resources about the multitude of health benefits heirloom garlic boasts:

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