Garlic and onions benefit or harm
Dear friends! In the recipes that you will find on the website «Cook with love!». I try not to use onion and garlic . and replace them with spice «Asafoetida». Why? — you ask, because it is considered that garlic and onions are very healthy. But is it really?
Let’s see what are the various traditions of the world .
According To Ayurveda . classical medicine of India, the products are divided into three categories — sattva , ragasiya and tamasine —
food in goodness, passion and ignorance. Onions and garlic and other bulbs are classified as rajasika and tamasika food, which means that they increase the quality of passion and ignorance in man. This is reflected in the fact that they produce bad breath and body, as well as these (onion) plants cause agitation, anxiety and aggression. Therefore, they are harmful physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. However, in Ayurveda permitted treatment onion and garlic in some cases. But they in any case are not a daily food.
People who engage in prayer and meditation . also do not use these products because they have a negative impact on the consciousness.
The Taoists . followers of Taoism . discovered thousands of years ago that plants from the onion family are harmful to human health. In particular, the onions are harmful to the lungs, garlic — for the heart, leek — for the spleen, chives — for the liver and green onions — for the kidneys.
People who practice Reiki . they say that garlic and onions are among the first substances to be excluded from the system of human nutrition — along with tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs.
Avicenna, although sometimes recommended bow with certain diseases, wrote: “the Onion belongs to the substances that cause headache, and the abuse of them catching up with sleep. Onion — one of the substances harmful to the mind.”
Now let’s see what this is evidenced by modern medicine .
Back in the 1950s, it was known that garlic reduces the reaction time of a person in two or three times. It is for this reason, it is also considered harmful for dogs.
But in the 1980s, in his studies of the functions of the human brain, Dr. Robert (Bob) C. Beck, doctor of technical Sciences, saw that garlic has a detrimental effect on the brain. He found that indeed garlic is toxic to humans because it sulfon-hydroxyl ions penetrate the blood-brain barrier and is toxic to brain cells.
He later learned that many philosophical movements and yoga are also not recommended to use onion and garlic.
Not so well known is the fact that garlic in raw form can carry harmful (potentially threatening fatal) bacteria botulism. Perhaps that is why the Roman poet Horace wrote that «garlic even more harmful than Hemlock».
Widely accepted among health professionals that killing harmful bacteria, garlic also destroys useful, which is necessary for the normal functioning of the digestive system.
Homeopaths come to the same conclusions, and say that red onion is provoking a dry cough, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and other familiar cold symptoms when used.
In some diseases such as gallstone disease, anemia, ulcers of the stomach or intestines, any acute disease of the gastrointestinal tract, kidney and liver, epilepsy, you should be extremely careful in the use of garlic and onions.
These are some of the reasons why it is better not to use these products in cooking, and replace them with the asafoetida. which is very similar smell and taste.
After years of abstinence onions and garlic, I tried to use them to treat colds and very clearly convinced that the negative influence they really have, which, if consumed frequently, people just don’t notice.
I wish you all health, happiness and goodness!