Benefits Of Garlic (ALLIUM SATIVUM)

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Garlic is used in our daily foods. It provides taste in food as well as used for many medicinal benefits. In ancient time, when ready made medicines were not available then experienced people use garlic for curing many disease and advice to eat raw garlic.

Medicinal content in garlic: Garlic has an element named Allicin which is rich in sulphur and used as an anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and remove viral and fungal related disease. Some non-sulphur compounds of garlic like saponins and allixin also contribute in health benefit like digestion and lowering the blood pressure.

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Some benefits of garlic are:

  • Garlic reduces the rate of recurrence of colds & flu without any side effects due to Allicin compound in it.
  • It also reduces the cholesterol level & blood pressure. Because of sulphur content it increase muscle relaxation and helps in more opening of blood vessels.
  • Garlic is a proven antioxidant.
  • Garlic helps in reducing the level of triglycerides, LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) and also increases the level of HDL (High-density lipoprotein).
  • Garlic is a powerful antibiotic (1 mg of allicin has a potency of 15 units of Penicillin)
  • Garlic has anti-carcinogenic properties. It reduces the risk of Cancer particularly Stomach cancer & breast cancer.
  • Garlic is packed with vitamins & nutrients like vitamin A and B.
  • In case of insect hurt (scorpion, centipedes), use of garlic juice reduces pain & removes poison.
  • Garlic can reduce toothache due to its antibacterial properties. Use it directly at the place of toothache.
  • Today, garlic is widely recognized as a health enhancing supplement due to its highly beneficial contents.
  • It promotes weight control by clogging the conversion of pre-adipocytes into fat cell.
  • We can use it in hypertension cases also.

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