Wild Bear's Garlic is one of the oldest medicinal herbs known to man. Its healing properties have been recognized by Europeans for centuries where it is valued for its ability to cleanse the blood of impurities. The name Wild Bear's Garlic comes from the observation that bears awakening from their winter hibernation devoured vast quanities of the plant to restore their strength.
Wild Bear's Garlic has long been used as a remedy for a wide range of diseases. Though very similar to ordinary cultivated garlic in function, Wild Bear's Garlic has higher levels of ajoenes, adenosine, iron, and ACE-Inhibitory potential. In fact, it has the highest natural sulfur and adenosine levels found anywhere in the plant kingdom! Adenosine is a key component in the regulation of hypertention an tachycardia.
While ordinary garlic (Allium ursinum) has been cultivated for centuries resulting in a uniform, less vigorous strain, Wild Bear's Garlic (Allium sativum) is organically grown in the wild! This wild cousin to ordinary garlic grows on the Alpine Plains, its natural sulfur compounds unaltered by man. Rich in special sulfur compounds, Wild Bear's Garlic has circulation increasing and lipid-reducing properties that could be useful aids in countering heart attacks.
For two plants to have the same or similar properties it is necessary that their patterns of components be similar. In comparative chemical analysis and in enzyme and cell tests, Wild Bear's Garlic was found to have an effect correspondingto that of cultivated garlic. However, Wild Bear's Garlic contains more ajoenes, 30% more sulfur, and about 20 times more adenosine than cultivated garlic. It is to ajoene and adenosine that the well known effects on cholesterol, hypertension and tachycardia are largely attributed.