Garlic Can Also Be Healthy

Garlic Can Also Be Healthy

When it comes to garlic, people are very familiar with it. Garlic is a delicious food and condiment without which people cannot live. A 22-year randomized controlled trial completed by a team of clinical oncologists at Peking University evaluated the effects of Helicobacter pylori treatment, vitamin supplementation, and garlic supplementation on the prevention of stomach cancer. The results showed that the intake of garlic supplements for 7 years was closely related to the reduced risk of stomach cancer death; the efficacy was similar to that of Helicobacter pylori treatment for two weeks and vitamin supplementation for 7 years, but it was not related to the reduction of gastric cancer incidence. The research paper was recently published in the internationally renowned British Medical Journal.

Professor Wang Yu, educational supervisor at Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, pointed out that currently treatment with Helicobacter pylori is a good way to prevent stomach cancer, but it cannot completely eliminate the hidden dangers of stomach cancer, and can also lead to bacteria. resistance. Vitamin and garlic supplements are of great potential value in reducing the risk of gastric cancer incidence and death. Although the latter is slow to take effect, it can take several years to appear, but in the long run it can be seen as a cheap, safe and effective measure.

Garlic has always been with people's lives and has never been "absent". Garlic was called a kukherb in ancient times, and it has been recorded in many classical documents and medical classics.

Wang Yu said that already in the Western Zhou Dynasty people had already started eating garlic. When cooking wild game, add some green onions; while cooking meat, add some garlic. It can be seen that people started consuming rich nutritious foods a long time ago, concentrating on the choice of different ingredients for spice and fragrance, to increase appetite and promote health. Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty sent Zhang Qian on a messenger to the Yuezhi Kingdom in the Western Regions. The natural environment of the Huns was severe. Zhang Qian discovered that there is a kind of pumpkin grass that can be eaten. Such pumpkin herb can cure diarrhea and other diseases.

According to Wang Yu, the "Book of Rites" describes: "steps are used for fat, and gold plates are used for dough"; "steps" are also called garlic. To distinguish them, scallops are called small garlic because of their small size, and cake grass becomes garlic. . The "Shen Nong's Materia Medica" records the taste and effectiveness of garlic. "Erya Wing" written by Luo Yuan in the Song Dynasty pointed out that there is a saying that "Hu people use garlic to cover their body, love its aroma and protect from the cold". Li Shizhen, a medical scientist in the Ming Dynasty, concluded that garlic "unblocks the five internal organs, reaches all the orifices, removes cold and moisture, repels evil, alleviates swelling and pain, and dissolves accumulated flesh." It can be seen that in the long-term medical practice, physicians of the past dynasties have gradually formed a clearer understanding of garlic.

Modern Chinese medicine defines garlic as: warm in nature and sharp in taste, and returns to the spleen, stomach, and lung meridians. Its functions are to stagnate qi, warm the spleen and stomach, eliminate disease accumulation, detoxify and kill insects; it is mainly used to treat food stagnation, abdominal cold pain and water swelling. Fullness, dysentery and diarrhea, carbuncle and swollen poison, moth bites, malaria tinga ulcers and other diseases.

Wang Yu explained that garlic belongs to the plant Lilacs with a spicy taste and rich nutritional value. The main components include protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium ions, iron ions, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, and allicin content is also very high. .

Although garlic is good, it is not suitable for everyone. Wang Yu reminded that the following groups of people should eat less or no garlic. First of all, people suffering from eye diseases, eating too much garlic is not good for the eyes, especially those with eye diseases like conjunctivitis and glaucoma, should not eat garlic regularly to avoid aggravating the disease. Second, people suffering from hepatitis, often eating garlic is easy to cause liver damage, causing discomfort in the liver area, and further damage to the liver. Third, people with weak spleen and stomach and those with erosive gastritis, non-bacterial enteritis, frequent stomach aches and diarrhea, eating plenty of garlic at every meal can easily stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and bury the risk of mucosal congestion. Fourth, it is not advisable to eat garlic on an empty stomach to avoid gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Fifth, patients taking medication should also pay special attention. For some medications, eating garlic may prevent the effect
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