In the same family as onion and garlicKnown for its pungent smell, Garlic has a lot of heart-defying benefits as it relates to supporting people with hypertension and diabetes. For the former, it lowers high blood pressure, More with similar benefits, chives are easy to grow and can be added to most meals (in place of salt) simply as a fresh or dried condiment. Its highest nutritional value comes when it isn’t exposed to heat during cooking.
Chives are high in Vitamins A & C, making them a good cold and flu remedy, especially during that season. This also makes chives a powerful antioxidant meaning it helps protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals. Unfortunately, free radicals increase one’s risk of heart disease and cancer.
Its far-reaching benefits include lowering blood pressure, restoring blood iron levels (anemia), and stimulating the circulatory system. It can be consumed in the following herbal methods: honey, vinegar, cordial, oil, ghee, pesto, and sprinkles.
PROPERTIES: anthelmintic, antibacterial, antioxidant, carminative, circulatory stimulant
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