Wild garlic (Allium ursinum, ramsons, buckrams, bear’s garlic) is a sprouting edible herb with remarkable curative properties and a wide range of effects! This wonderful herb that nature has produced in abundance should be used in the right way.
Wild garlic in 1996 was declared to be a medicinal herb of the year in Europe, and the famous naturalist Dr. Kunz claims that no plant in the world is as effective in cleaning the intestines, stomach and blood, as wild garlic. It has great healing powers.
Namely, even when bears wake from hibernation, they search for wild garlic to clean the stomach, intestines and blood, hence one of the popular names of this herb is bear’s garlic.
Wild garlic contains essential oils rich in aliin, izoaliin and other sulfide compounds. The young leaves have 20-50 mg vitamin C and 7% carotene.
It contains allicin, one of the most powerful antimicrobial elements in nature, a so- called natural antibiotic. Due to the high amount of adenosine, it is even 20 times more curative than ordinary garlic.
Wild garlic lowers high blood pressure, reduces the amount of lipids, triglycerides and cholesterol and act as an antioxidant. Also, it helps in cases of colds because it has an antibacterial effect, protects against atherosclerosis, does not allow merging of platelets and helps with stomach ulcer problems.
Wild garlic helps to improve circulation, has a soothing effect on the heart, possesses antimicrobial properties (prevents infection and accelerates wound healing), cleanses the body of harmful substances (smoking, alcohol, etc.), it shows good effect in respiratory diseases (bronchitis, asthma, etc.) and wound healing (dermatitis, etc.).
Wild garlic is a natural antioxidant and has strong impact in improving the immune system. It is effective against intestinal parasites in children and stimulates the stomach and intestines.
Besides all the above uses, wild garlic may be used externally for hair washing to prevent seasonal hair loss. Its best effects are obtained if drops of wild garlic are mixed with nettle shampoo nettle and used the hair treatment twice a week. Thus, in a natural and guaranteed way, you will reduce hair loss.
Wild garlic is unfortunately not available during the whole year, but you can keep it in the refrigerator for several days. By drying and cooking it loses its healing properties, so you can find tinctures (drops) on the market that can be used when you need them. You can prepare a medicinal wine as well, or other specialties that one should drink or eat immediately after preparation.
Now, before the onset of winter and before the season of immunity decline, the nature offers one great natural curative miracle- wild garlic!
Source: Healthy Food Star