Garlic has many medicinal properties that have benefitted people from cultures around the world for centuries. It boosts the functions of the immune system. It is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant responses that would aid in priming our bodies to eradicate the cells of an emerging tumor. Thankfully it has become a staple ingredient in many people’s diets! Delicious as well as healthful, garlic’s close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, and chive.[i]
Epidemiologic studies indicate that garlic consumption is associated with decreased risk of cancer at every stage of its development, particularly for cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.[ii] And an extracts of garlic has also been investigated for its potential as a nontoxic treatment for breast cancer tumors with significant preliminary results in a study on mice.[iii]
Garlic Is Especially Good For . . .
Doctrine of Signatures: Garlic resembles the stomach and is therefore said to be good for stomach health and healing gastrointestinal conditions, which has been proven to be true!
Cancer-Free with Food Recipes with Garlic
Other Way to Incorporate Garlic in Your Cancer-Healing Kitchen
Nutrition tip: You must buy organic garlic! China produces 80 percent of the world’s supply of garlic, and unfortunately a lot of it is bleached white. It is also very easy to grow your own garlic by adding a bulb to some water. Once it grows roots, you can place it in the ground or potted soil to grow! Mmm, your own fresh garlic, what is better than that?!
Resources from Cancer Free with Food book:
[i] G. Schäfer and C.H. Kaschula. “The immunomodulation and anti-inflammatory effects of garlic organosulfur compounds in cancer chemoprevention,” Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 14, no. 2 (February 2014), pp. 233–40, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24237225.
[ii] H.L. Nicastro, S.A. Ross, J.A. Milner, et al. “Garlic and Onions: Their Cancer Prevention Properties,” Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 8, no. 3 (March 2015), pp. 181–9, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25586902.
[iii] W.H. Talib. “Consumption of Garlic and Lemon Aqueous Extracts Combination Reduces Tumor Burden by Angiogenesis Inhibition, Apoptosis Induction, and Immune System Modulation,” vol. 43–44 (November–December 2017), pp. 89–97, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28935151.
[iv] A. Muhammad, M.A. Ibrahim, O.L. Erukainure, et al. “Spices with Breast Cancer Chemopreventive and Therapeutic Potentials: A Functional Foods Based-Review,” Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 18, no. 2 (2018), pp. 182–94, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28901261.
[v] W.T. Kim, S.P. Seo, Y.J. Byun, et al. “The Anticancer Effects of Garlic Extracts on Bladder Cancer Compared to Cisplatin: A Common Mechanism of Action via Centromere Protein M,” American Journal of Chinese Medicine, vol. 46, no. 3 (March 2018), pp. 689–705, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29595070
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