Miracle herb Garlic has been used since time immemorial as a medicine to prevent or treat various diseases and conditions. A little garlic every day can go a long way in helping you to protect, as well as boost, your health; it has some impressive health benefits too. The key medicinal compound in garlic is allicin, which has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties.
It is great for digestion, stimulates the digestive fire and is great for the biliary secretions and the Liver. It also helps in lowering blood pressure and detoxification. In addition, Garlic is very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, selenium, fiber and Manganese. It also contains other nutrients such as Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron and Vitamin B, a little bit of almost everything we need.
As this proverb is very common that : "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away".
In the same manner, "A single bulb of garlic a day, keep diseases away".
Health Benefits of Garlic:1.Diabetes: Diabetes can harm the kidneys; inhibit nervous system functions, cause heart disorders, and even lead to poor eyesight. The oil extracted from garlic may protect diabetic patients from these side effects.
2.High Cholesterol Levels: Of the two kinds of cholesterol –LDL and HDL, the former is bad for human health. Garlic, rich in the allicin compound, effectively prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. All those who have high cholesterol levels should include garlic in their daily diet.
3.Hypertension: Garlic is an herbal ingredient for curing hypertension. When exposed to high levels of pressure, the allicin present in garlic relaxes the blood vessels. Garlic also fights against thrombosis by reducing platelet aggregation.
4.Eye Care: Garlic is rich in nutrients like Selenium, Quercetin and Vitamin C, all of which help treat eye infections and swelling.
5.Intestinal Problems: Garlic clears up most intestinal problems like dysentery, diarrhea and colitis. Its role in dispelling worms is phenomenal. It does not affect the functioning of useful organisms in the intestine, which aid in digestion, but it does destroy the harmful bacteria present in the intestines.
6.Digestion: Daily inclusion of garlic in your diet aids in eliminating any digestive problems. Garlic assists in the normal functioning of the intestines for good digestion. Even swelling or irritation of the gastric canal may be rectified with garlic as a treatment.
7.Heart Blockage and Heart Pain: Garlic protects our heart against cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and atherosclerosis. This cardio-protective property can be attributed to various factors. With age, the arteries tend to lose their ability to stretch. It helps reduce this and also protect the heart from the damaging effects of free oxygen radicals. Garlic also prevents our blood vessels from becoming blocked and slows the hardening of the arteries
8.Boosts immunity: Garlic is a surprisingly good source of vitamins C, B6 and the minerals selenium and manganese – all of which boost the immune system. It also enhances mineral absorption.
9. Lowers blood Pressure: A research showed that twelve weeks of treatment with garlic led to a ‘significant’ cut in blood pressure, slashing the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a review of evidence.
10.Treats Thyroid: Garlic contains high levels of iodine which makes it a very effective treatment for hyperthyroid conditions. Treatment with garlic has been shown to greatly improve this condition.
11.Treats Cough and Cold: Garlic offers antibiotic and antiviral benefits that make antibacterial properties make garlic a wonderful treatment for cough and cold. It may also reduce the severity of upper respiratory infections. It also highly beneficial in treating various respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
12.Prevents cancer: People who eat more garlic have a lower risk of stomach, prostate, mouth and throat, kidney, and colorectal cancer. The effect on risk of breast, bladder, ovarian, and lung cancers is less clear. This anti-cancer property is due to a substance found in garlic which inhibits cancer making cells.
13.Other benefits: Antibacterial and Antiviral, Blood thinning, Reduces blood pressure, To treat skin infections, Combat allergies, Remedy for respiratory problems, Improve iron metabolism, Reduce weight and Sugar Level, metabolism issues.