Garlic has a variety of potent sulphur-containing compounds which are the reason for its characteristic pungent odour. Allicin, the vital compound among them, is known to have great anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties. Here are Health Benefits of Garlic :
Thin the blood – When consumed, they’ve been shown to thin the blood, which can be helpful in the prevention of heart disease, such as heart attacks and stroke.
Antioxidants – They also are high in antioxidants, and so might be helpful in the prevention of many different types of cancer.
Joint health – A study found that people who consumed higher amounts of garlic (and other allium vegetables, such as leeks, chives, and onions) were less likely to get osteoarthritis than those who didn’t consume as much.
Increase absorption of iron and zinc – A study found that eating garlic with grains helped the absorption of these necessary minerals. This is especially important for vegetarians who may not get as much iron and zinc in their diet as a meat-eater.
Allergies – Garlic is known to have antiviral properties, which helps the body fight against allergies. Simply take one tablet of garlic supplement each day 2 or 3 weeks before the usual allergy season begins.
Garlic’s antibacterial properties make it a wonderful treatment for coughs and other throat irritations. Garlic may also reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections.
Garlic is considered to regulate blood sugar levels by increasing the release of insulin in diabetics. Therefore an effective remedy is to take one capsule or tablet of garlic everyday.
High Blood Pressure
Clinical studies have shown that people with high blood pressure who took garlic capsules daily for up to five months lowered their blood pressure levels as effectively as patients taking prescription blood pressure drugs. A suggested dosage is 600-900mg garlic capsules once daily.
Studies have shown that taking 600-900mg of garlic everyday lowers cholesterol levels and reduces arterial plaque formation by 5–18%. Therefore, an effective natural remedy is to take one garlic tablet or capsule (600-900mg) once per day.
Garlic’s antibacterial, analgesic, and anesthetizing properties can help cure toothaches. Simply put some garlic oil or a piece of crushed garlic clove directly onto the affected tooth and the gum for instant relief.
Garlic’s ability to fight infections and bacteria makes it an effective cure for warts and other skin problems.
- Take a fresh clove of garlic and cut its tip off.
- Rub the cut area of the clove directly onto the wart for a few seconds.
- Repeat this each night before going to bed until the wart disappears.