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Homemade Medicinal Blue Garlic

Something new has struck the attention of the culinary world of late. This new item has been around for ages, yet a new, strikingly visual type called blue garlic is acquiring lots of attention. The Homemade Medicinal Blue Garlic has a distinctive taste and several health benefits I will tell you about below.

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Extremely Nutritious with Little Calories

One 3-gram clove of garlic contains the following nutritional information:Allicin

  • 4.5 calories
  • 0.2 grams Protein
  • 1 gram Carbohydrates
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Selenium
  • Fiber

The Medicinal Uses of Garlic

Two cloves of raw, crushed garlic (eaten on an empty stomach) will aid in warding off your infections from colds and coughs. In addition, there is a compound called Allicin in garlic that aids in stopping the oxidizing effects of LDL or bad cholesterol. Eating garlic will lower cholesterol and advance the health of your heart.

If you eat garlic regularly, you may lower the chance of getting blood clots, which may also avert thromboembolism. People suffering from hypertension have been able to lower their blood pressure also by eating cloves of garlic.

Including garlic in your diet may also improve your brain health due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It will also effectively fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Garlic Improves Blood Sugar, and Aids Digestion

Any problems with digestion you may have can be improved by including some raw garlic in your diet. Your intestines benefit from garlic because it lowers any inflammation that may be present. Additionally, eating some raw garlic will aid in clearing away any intestinal worms that may be present. Another good factor with garlic is that it ravages bad gut bacteria and protects the good. In addition, people who consume raw garlic will also notice a regulation in their blood sugar levels.

Not only does eating raw garlic improve your digestion and blood sugar, but it also augments your immune system. It guards against any free radicals, averting potential harm to our DNA. Garlic contains zinc and Vitamin C – both work great at advancing the immune system and fighting off potential infections. The antimicrobial properties contained in garlic are beneficial against ear and eye infections.

Gives the Skin a Glow of Healthfulness

People suffering from acne and the residual effects of acne (unsightly scarring) can get relief from garlic. Applying the juice of garlic cloves to the skin can help prevent acne and its scarring. In addition, garlic juice will help with psoriasis, blisters, cold sores, and rashes. Also guards against the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, hence, averting the signs of aging.

May Prevent Peptic Ulcers and Cancer

Garlic contains large quantities of antioxidants. Thus, it can guard your body against colon, stomach, liver, bladder, lung, and prostate cancer. In addition, garlic’s antibacterial action averts peptic ulcers because it rids the gut of contagions.

I take great care of my gut. All I want to do is avoid such life-threatening issues. That’s why I started to soothe it with a blend of herbs found in this Balanced Gut Blend Tincture. 

Great Source for Losing Weight

Garlic lowers the formation of fatty cells that are accountable for fat storage. Because of this, garlic also advances thermogenesis activity within your body, leading to more fat-burnings, resulting in a lower LDL (bad cholesterol). Aside from being an excellent source for losing weight, garlic is extremely nutritious. One raw garlic clove weighing approximately three grams has the following contents:

Unpeeled Garlic

  • Vitamin C
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6
  • Fiber
  • Selenium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Among several other minerals.
Advances Muscular Abilities

One of the age-old substances used for enhancing performance is garlic. During ancient times, garlic was given to laborers to advance their work capacities when they were feeling fatigued. Scientific studies on rodents advocate a twelve-percent decrease in heart rate after eating garlic for six weeks. In addition, the animals also gained a renewed capacity for exercising.

A combination of aging raw garlic in alcohol and water, according to Japanese studies, might significantly affect stamina when exercising.

Advance Kidney Health and Battles UTI

The E. Coli bacteria growth may be significantly decreased when fresh garlic juice is used. Reducing the growth of this bacteria aids in battling painful urinary tract infections (UTI). In addition, garlic juice aids in averting infections of the kidneys. Many home medicinal remedies involving garlic prove effective when it is eaten raw.

Decreases the Toxicity in Blood

Garlic might also prove to be the organic answer to occupational dangers like lead poisoning. In 2012 studies performed revealed garlic is the safest and best method to reduce lead poisoning in your blood. Better than d-penicillamine, a popular drug that has previously been utilized for treating lead poisoning.

Helps Conquer a Deficiency in Estrogen

Eating garlic aids in the regulation of cytokine, a protein needed in women to regulate estrogen. Women who consume garlic have been able to conquer this estrogen deficiency and maintain their cytokine protein levels.

Reducing Osteoarthritis Onset and Effects

Making garlic a routine part of your diet will aid in averting or decreasing the start of osteoarthritis. Studies prove garlic has diallyl disulfide in it, a compound known to aid in the maintenance of bone density. Thus, creating a potential delay in the formation of osteoarthritis and other ailments related to the bones.

Averting Blockages in the Heart

It is believed that your blood platelets can become less sticky when garlic is added to the diet. The way our blood clots is a result of these blood platelets. Eating garlic in healthy doses aids in the reduction of extreme blood clotting. Hence, it might also avert any blood clotting that is not necessary within the arteries, preventing a possible heart attack.

Why is The Homemade Medicinal Blue Garlic so Unique?

Certain vegetables and fruits have natural pigmentations known as anthocyanins, which is where the distinct color in blue garlic originates. These anthocyanins create the red, blue, and purple colors recognized in several plant-based foods.

In the instance of blue garlic, these anthocyanins create a blue-violet look in the cloves, making it more unique in appearance than the popular off-white or white assortment.

Besides the coloring of blue garlic, it also offers a flavor uniquely different from other garlic types. You will recognize the slightly spicy, pungent flavor of standard garlic. However, blue garlic has a subtle floral and fruity taste. Depending on the composition of soil and other conditions for growing blue garlic, flavors vary. Typically, when comparing it to the typical garlic cloves, blue garlic has a more refined flavor.

Dietary Uses
Chopped Garlic

There are several ways blue garlic can be utilized in your diet to add both flavor and visual presentation to cooking:

Blue garlic cloves can be roasted to augment the natural sweet flavor and develop a creamier consistency. The ideal concoction to use as a spread for bread or for making other spreads and dips.

You can also utilize the blue garlic cloves to make a savory and colorful aioli. An excellent accompaniment to roasted vegetables, and seafood, or used simply as dip for chips and fries.

Healthy Advantages

Blue garlic is similar to traditional garlic in that it offers several health benefits. It contains a compound known as “allicin”,  which has both antifungal and antibacterial properties. In addition, blue garlic has anthocyanins which contribute to its antioxidant abilities, which aid in battling oxidative stress.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What makes garlic turn blue?

Garlic has amino acids and sulfur compounds which together create a chemical reaction that turns it blue. A process that makes the garlic ferment. In addition, when exposed to various conditions of the weather, like certain temperatures and acidic soil, it may become a blue-green or blue color.

Is it safe to eat blue garlic?

Recognizing a change in the color of garlic is not an indication it has spoiled or become unsafe for consumption. It is totally safe to eat. The color change is a natural reaction and does not affect garlic’s quality or taste.

Can I cook with the blue garlic?

Yes. You can cook with blue garlic in the same way you do with white or off-white garlic. The change in color in no way alters its aroma or flavor. Thus, whether you consume it cooked or raw, it can be used the same as other garlic.

How does the taste of blue garlic compare with white garlic?

There is no significant change to the aroma or taste of blue garlic due to its color change. You will still recognize the same slightly sweet but pungent taste you know garlic to have.

Can I use the blue garlic for medicinal reasons?

Yes. All medicinal and health benefits of regular garlic are retained within the blue garlic. It still has the same allicin in it – an antifungal and antibacterial compound.  Thus, blue garlic and regular garlic have the same medicinal properties.

It’s amazing how many medicinal uses herbs and plants around us have. Some time ago I found an Apothecary that contains already-produced remedies for when I can’t make them all myself. You can check out Nicole’s Apothecary here. 

How To Make The Medicinal Blue Garlic (Laba Garlic)

What turns this garlic into a bright blue color is the process of fermenting the garlic. The following recipe for Blue Laba Garlic is how this process is completed.

  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  1. Peel the skin off of several cloves of garlic. Also, cut away and remove the bottoms and any areas that may have been damaged. Peel
  2. Add the salt (in layers) to the jar of garlic cloves. For example, fill the jar ½ full, add ⅓ the salt–continue layering the garlic cloves and salt until the jar is full. Salt
  3. Fill the jar of garlic cloves with clear water to about the halfway mark. Water
  4. Finish filling the jar of garlic cloves with white vinegar. Blue Garlic - Vinegar
  5. Next, put a tight-fitting lid on the jar of cloves.Blue Garlic - Set Aside
  6. Set the jar aside, wait a full day, and watch as the garlic magically turns green!  It’s done! Blue Garlic - Result

After about a week it has turned completely an aqua color.

Blue Garlic Infused Oil Recipe

You can now use your blue garlic cloves to make an infused oil. It is a wonderful way to create an aromatic, colorful oil that works great over grilled meats, pasta, and salads!

  • 2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4-6 blue garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns (whole) * optional
  • 2 bay leaves
  1. Release the flavor of your blue garlic by crushing the cloves slightly.
  2. Place the olive oil into a small saucepan and allow it to heat until it reaches 200 Fahrenheit.
  3. Add the peppercorns and bay leaves to the heated oil. Take the pan off the heat source and allow the contents of the pan to cool, stirring frequently, until it reaches room temperature. (Approximately 20-30 minutes).

You can apply the oil to minor cuts, scrapes, or insect bites to help prevent infection. Some people use garlic oil to help with ear infections. A few drops of warmed garlic-infused oil in the ear (ensure it’s not too hot) can potentially help alleviate symptoms.

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Love it!!!!

Where I can find the blue garlic?

it’s so easy to make, it took me just 15 minutes or so
I’m really eager for the result! thank you !!!

How long does it stay good for? Do yo store it at room temperature or in the refrigerator. I didn’t see it written anywhere. Thank you!

Hello Tricia,

Blue garlic (Laba Garlic) stored in the refrigerator can last for several months, typically up to 3-4 months. Just make sure the garlic cloves remain submerged in the vinegar and brine solution to avoid mold and contamination.

As for the infused oil, it should be kept in the refrigerator and used within 1-2 weeks. Unlike plain oils, infused oils have a shorter shelf life because the garlic can promote bacterial growth over time.

It’s really helpful to label the bottles or jars with the preparation date.

Many Blessings and Good Health!

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