The history of the use of garlic
Folk Remedies / / June 11, 2016
Latin name «Allium» garlic comes from the Celtic word «all» - pungent, acrid.
first tangible proof of the existence of garlic belongs to the IV millennium BC.e.The Egyptian tomb El Mahashny clay image of garlic heads were found.
few garlic heads were also found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun.They are dried and well preserved its shape.
Since ancient times believed that garlic has mystical properties, able to protect from harm and destroy the evil spell.In ancient China, they scare away evil spirits during the funeral ceremony.In the Baltic countries, with garlic rubbed on the door handles and windows to ward off vampires.Women put garlic on your pillow during childbirth and the baby diapers during the baptism.If the child refuses to take the breast milk of mother, his lips smeared with garlic juice.Roma put garlic in the coffin of the deceased, believing that by doing so ensure eternal life of the deceased soul.
When you stretch the muscles and ligament ruptures in ancient times boiled over low heat
One of the first sources that contain descriptions of garlic as a medicinal plant, is an Egyptian papyrus "Ebers Code" (1550 BC. E.).Much attention in the "Codex Ebers" given to the treatment and prevention of diseases affecting women using garlic.Also garlic attributed to the property to remove fatigue, improve performance and prevent the emergence of infectious diseases in humans:.. Plague, cholera, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, etc.
Egyptians used garlic to cleanse the colon of a bad smell.To this slurry was boiled garlic in water, then cooled to room temperature, filtered and carefully poured into the anus lying person.When excessive excitability of the nervous system, hysterical fits of ancient healers are advised to take the crushed garlic and valerian roots, to insist in a strong grape wine, then strain and drink in small doses over a long period of time.
ancient Indian manuscript "Kashyap Samhita" prescribed for people suffering from respiratory diseases, wearing a turban, spiked with chives, garlic and garlic garland earrings.patient clothing should be soaked with garlic juice.Garlic heads were encouraged to attach to the legs, neck and hands.Garlic juice should be rubbed the patient's bed.For doors and windows of his home should be tied heads of garlic.It is believed that as many patients were cured of tuberculosis and even leprosy.
Homeland garlic South and West Asia and the Mediterranean region.The mention of the plant is found in the ancient Indian books and Roman literature.In the 80 AD.e.Nero ordered the garlic to give the Roman legionnaires to enhance their physical strength and fighting capacity.In medicine, it is known since the time of Hippocrates.In ancient times believed that garlic has the property to maintain the courage.The Roman physician Dioscorides (I in. BC. E.) Was first described by garlic as a medicinal herb for easing stomach cramps.The ancient Greeks believed garlic magical remedy for snake bites, as well as that garlic has the ability to rejuvenate the body, it gives people a good mood and promotes longevity.Aristotle believed garlic tonic and tonic means.
In the days of Hippocrates, garlic has been used as a diuretic, laxative and carminative.Hippocrates used garlic for the treatment of infection of external and internal inflammations.He advised women to take garlic to recuperate after childbirth.In addition, he used garlic in treating whooping cough, purulent wounds, skin diseases and expulsion of worms.
In ancient Greece, for garlic's ability to rescue people from the effects of the poisons of snakes, scorpions, bees, it was called "grass snake".
Diocles advised one clove of garlic figs put in and take as a laxative.Even more effective laxative felt welcome fresh garlic, followed by pouring of garlic dry wine hails from the fruit of coriander.
In ancient times, garlic was considered a panacea, a cure for all diseases.
ability of garlic to prevent and stop the destructive processes of decay known in ancient Rome and Egypt.Fishermen from the ancient African tribal body rubbed with garlic juice to repel crocodiles and during fishing.
In ancient Rome, garlic potion prepared: one part slurry of garlic, one of the incense powder, one part aloe juice, all mixed with egg white to honey consistency.Such drugs have a beneficial effect in the treatment of traumatic brain injury.
To stop the bleeding, a mixture of one part of a slurry of garlic powder, one part of myrtle and one part honey.
Garlic infused in vegetable oil, help for snake bites, bruises, bruises.
Asthmatics advised to take garlic boiled.Finely sliced and infused with garlic, vinegar, if diluted with water, it is useful gargle with abscesses.Garlic juice, mixed with goose fat, buried in the ears.Garlic, boiled with garlic, treat catarrh of the upper respiratory tract.For the treatment of cough used garlic broth with milk or visceral fat.If expectorated by coughing blood or pus, garlic baked in the ashes and take in equal proportions with honey.
Garlic fat treat various tumors.Garlic mixed with a resin or tar, is able to draw out the pus from wounds from poisoned arrows.
Garlic is able to enhance sexual arousal, when crushed with a wild coriander and take, drinking pure noble wine.
But excessive use of garlic can injure the stomach lining and cause severe thirst.
Roman physician Dioscorides (I in. BC. E.) Thought the garlic one of the most powerful antidote for bites of poisonous insects, snakes, animals.For this purpose it was necessary to take in equal parts by volume peeled and chopped chives, chopped, but unpeeled cucumbers, fruit milled black pepper, pomegranate juice, a bit of rust from a cold steel blade, a little wine vinegar, flour and myrrh powder.All thoroughly and put on 12 hours to the affected area.At the same time it was necessary to take a mixture of pomegranate juice, citrus, wine, garlic pulp, infused in a dark place for 10 hours.
Detailed description of garlic as a medicinal plant gave Dioscorides.
information about the medicinal properties of garlic have been described in about 1550 BC in the famous Egyptian papyrus "Ebers Code."Then already recommended this plant for the treatment of diseases of the heart, headaches, bites, tumors.It is known that during the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece, athletes taking garlic as a stimulant.Not for nothing the Pharaohs ordered to give it to the workers who built the pyramids.
to treat dropsy Dioksorid as a diuretic advised to make a slurry mixture of garlic and olives.In addition, he believed that garlic mixed with honey promotes healing of the skin for burns.Burnt garlic mixed with honey is an excellent remedy for eye hemorrhage.Garlic with salt and oil, according to Dioksorida, he was able to cure eczema.Mixed with honey, it cures white pimples, herpes sores, liver spots, leprosy and scurvy.
Ancient healers East believed that garlic can dissolve the sticky phlegm, dry the liquid in the stomach and joints, thin the blood, drive sweat and urine, clear his throat and voice, reduce asthma attacks, improve memory, have a beneficial effect in nerve diseases and diseasesspleen.And at the same time they warned that excessive intake of garlic can cause headache, aggravate lung disease, liver, kidneys, stomach and intestines, improve the tone of pregnant uterus and impair vision.
famous physician and philosopher of the East Avicenna in his fundamental work "Canon of Medicine" recommended intake of fresh juice or cooked garlic as an anesthetic for toothache and inflammation of the sciatic nerve, as an expectorant and a healing remedy for chronic bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis, as a diuretic anddiaphoretic when tide to the head, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract as a sedative.He is applying a paste of garlic to the site of the bite of poisonous snakes, scorpions, spiders.
believed that garlic dissolves many substances, cleans, opens up, dries the liquid in the stomach and joints, thins the blood, is a diuretic and diaphoretic action, neutralizes the effect of poor quality water and poor air, clears his throat and voice, has a beneficial effect on pulmonary asthma,forgetfulness, partial paralysis of the face, trembling and other nervous disorders, helps with gout;works well in the spleen diseases flatulence in the gastrointestinal tract, strengthens the gums and teeth.
Wild garlic is very good for diseases of the nerves catarrhal nature.Garlic is prescribed for the return of the voice, when you cough, for the expulsion of worms, removal of the placenta from the uterus, enhance sexual potency, pain in the lower back, as a diuretic, to improve the complexion, with animal bites, stings of snakes and rabid dogs.
In England, garlic was used as the main component in the treatment of colds, boils.English doctors believed that garlic can cure bronchial and catarrhal blockage and clean the digestive and circulatory systems.It should be noted that at that time the British used garlic only in its pure form.During the period of the plague in London in 1665, doctors among many other antichumnyh funds advised the people to eat garlic.Garlic is created in the body of an internal protective barrier against infection and probably saved the body from the bites of plague-carrying fleas.
Garlic is widely used by doctors in England before the start of the second half of the XIX century.In the manuscripts of the time there are records of what the garlic - a tonic, diuretic, stomachic;expectorant (clears his throat, and lungs), antipyretic (to shoot down the temperature), diaphoretic (making you sweat), anthelmintic (killing and deducing worms and other parasites), irritating (causing irritation and burning of the skin) means;choleretic, vasodilator, glucose-lowering, carminative, tonic, regulating menstruation means.
in southern France garlic was at a premium at the Burgundians and Gascons.At the court of the Dukes of Burgundy ladies to dinner served sugared anise and garlic.In the old days in Provence patient malarial fever fumigated with smoke: a bonfire and throwing into it a bunch of garlic.
Since ancient times, it was known that fire and smoke are manpower and, acting on the plant, enhance its healing properties.Sometimes they resort to fumigation to prevent.Up before the beginning of the XIX century.garlic fumigated animals.
Since the Middle Ages in France, preserved the legend of the four criminals who are in the punishment should have been burying their dead from the plague.To everyone's surprise, they are not infected and did not die, as periodically "remembered" dead infused with grated garlic wine.
French physician Ambroise Pare believed garlic is a good antidote to poisonous mushrooms.In the treatment of burns, he mixed the garlic, onion and salt and apply the resulting slurry to the problem areas.
In the Middle Ages garlic was widely used as a drug.It was used at a reduced appetite, dyspepsia, exhaustion, cough, abdominal pain, skin diseases, against bacterial diseases.In addition, it was used as an antidote for poisoning by various, and as a prophylactic against atherosclerosis and tuberculosis.
In Russia, garlic has been known since ancient times.In ancient manuscripts of the XIII century.It says that the Slavs were drinking wine, put in a bowl of garlic.In Russian manuscripts of XVII-XVIII centuries.Culture refers to the number of the most frequently mentioned plants.
Garlic is consumed in order to protect themselves from cholera, plague, typhoid fever (even in the old days it was the custom to wear around his neck on a string Garlic), during an epizootic of cattle.Garlic tincture on vodka (1:10) drove the stones from the kidney and bladder.From plague in Russia escaped wine, infused with garlic or garlic butter, try to eat as much fresh garlic can be.From a plague prepared such medicine.The container was placed polstolovoy spoon gruel of garlic, on a handful of chopped herbs of sage and rue vegetable garden, mint, wormwood and filled with natural vinegar ant.The container is then sealed, placed for 6 days in a warm oven or oven, filtered and stored in a cool dark place.Tincture rubbed body several times a day.
In old Russian Travnik garlic is recommended to use inside the treatment of hypertension, insomnia, malaria, rheumatism, gout, angina, for the prevention and treatment of influenza, as an antihelminthic, antiscorbutic and diuretic, with nephrolithiasis, various gastro-intestinal diseases, flatulence, swelling, as well as externally for migraine, to remove warts, corns, in psoriasis, insect bites, to strengthen the hair with hair loss and other diseases.
garlic juice is widely used in Russia for the treatment of common cold, whooping cough, festering and festering wounds.Chemical, bacteriological and pharmacodynamic studies initiated in 30-ies.XX century., Fully confirmed that garlic has good medicinal properties.
During the First World War, diluted in water, juice from fresh heads of garlic was used as an antiseptic in the treatment of purulent wounds.