Outbreaks of West Nile virus occur each summer in the United States, with Dallas and some other parts of the country experiencing earlier, increased activity. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that mosquito-borne diseases infect about 700 million people each year, killing more than 3 million and they are urging people to take steps to prevent West Nile virus.
Garlic has long been known to have medicinal properties which have a dramatic effect on a number of problems. The most well-known and widely studied garlic compound is allicin, which studies have shown destroys certain species of mosquito larvae. One study demonstrated that in the natural garlic bulb extract, mosquito eggs show no fracture lines in their shells, meaning the eggs never hatched. No larvae were observed either alive or dead in the garlic extracts, suggesting that the embryos were disabled before they could escape from their eggshells as viable larvae. A second study conducted in India demonstrated the use of 1% garlic oil mixed with beeswax on the arms and legs of study participants. The mixture was found to be effective in preventing mosquito bites for up to eight hours.
In addition to the above studies, there is some evidence that allicin, when added with water, prevents mosquitoes from laying eggs on it. This is a major discovery since mosquito larvae are aquatic, and require water to reproduce. The best ratio of the mixture would be 1-part allicin liquid to 3-parts water.
Allicin is a compound which is available in many different supplemental forms. Whole Health Partners recommends Allicillin: True Allicin Garlic Extract for the everyday consumption allicin in support of you and your family’s health. In addition to deterring mosquitoes, allicin-- the main ingredient in Allicillin, has proven to be beneficial to everything from immune enhancement to cancer prevention. Many clinical studies have shown that allicin has the ability to lower total cholesterol, LDL, or “bad cholesterol” and triglycerides, and increase HDL cholesterol. This in turn may aid in the prevention of heart-related conditions such as heart attack, atherosclerosis, and stroke. In addition, allicin may support the overall health of the circulatory system, which may help in lowering the risk of heart attack and strokes.
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