One of nature’s best medicines – Allium ursinum
The healing benefits of wild garlic were very well known to ancient Cherokee Indians. They have used it for diseases such as hypertension. In times of crisis Allium ursinum has been one of the main nutrition. One of its many names – “bear’s garlic”, comes from the fact that every spring, after their long sleep, the bears start to eat Allium ursinum, in order to awaken their bodies and to gain strength for the long year ahead. And as it often happens animals turned to be smarter than humans.
The composition of wild garlic includes a huge amount of vitamins A, PP, B1, B2, B3, B6, B and vitamin C, essential oils, calcium, potassium, fluorine, sulfur, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, zinc, copper, and vital for the body fats and amino acids.
Allium ursinum is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic, hypotonic lowers the bad cholesterol, regenerates the intestinal flora, and it is blood-cleansing, strengthens the immune system.
o Antimicrobial action. The raw leaves of bear garlic have shown a strong antifungal, anthelmintic and garlic-like effect, but far more sparingly, they cleanse the entire intestinal tract of pathogens, parasites and any germs. According to new theories of the origin of cancer in the gastrointestinal tract, many pathogens lead to these diseases.
o Anti-Sclerotic Action. Another major scourge for modern humanity, is high blood pressure and heart attack, problems that affect younger people. Wild garlic cleanses arteries from the slag of bad cholesterol and lowers it to cellular levels. Regulates heart rate and improves heart activity.
o Spring vitamin deficiency, general fatigue and lack of tone. Because of its valuable composition of the whole range of vitamins, especially vitamin C and folic acid, and elements such as iron, selenium, iodine and the minerals calcium and potassium, the fresh salad full of bear garlic helps us make an easy transition between seasons.
o It dilates the blood vessels, in a Japanese lab, they study platelets, or more precisely, their ability to secrete a substance that helps blood clot more quickly in trauma. According to new discoveries, the wild garlic plant has the ability to help us keep our blood vessels clean. It has been known since ancient times that chewing a leaf of Allium ursinum lowers blood pressure.
o Protects against cardiovascular disease In 1994, Dr. Reg Seiner, former director of the Cardiology Unit at Sheffield, presented his research on the ingredients of garlic, proving their properties to protect against heart disease.
Pastor Kuntzle, Swiss naturalist, praised the plant, saying: “Bear garlic can do everything that regular garlic can’t do. It purifies the whole body, discards pathogens, heals blood and expels poisonous substances. Sick people should honor it as gold. No herb on earth is so effective in purifying the stomach, intestines and blood. “