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Monday, April 6, 2015

The Medicinal Benefits of Garlic

  • Once upon a time, people wore garlic as an amulet against evil. Demons, witches, and vampires were apparently no match for the “stinking rose”. These days, garlic is respected by some scientists for a very different kind of “magic”- its ability to protect against some diseases. Now-a-days, the medicinal benefits of garlic are getting very popular.
  • Modern research shows that garlic may lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, combat infection and even stimulate the immune system. Chewing a clove of garlic gives you nutrition as the first benefit. Garlic contains thiamine and trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc.
  • The next benefit you’ll get is a natural and potent anti-infection agent. There is a substance known as alliin which is present in garlic which changes into allicin when it is chewed. The strong odor present in garlic is only due to allicin. It inhibits or totally destroys the disease causing pathogens including the microorganisms most likely to cause vaginal yeast infections. Allicin is mainly responsible for the medicinal benefits of garlic. Two studies found that garlic even offers protection against the influenza virus.
  • Garlic stimulates the immune system. People who eat garlic on a regular basis have higher ability to prevent tumors as their white blood cells can knock off the cancerous cells. The odiferous constituents of garlic are its most important and active parts. For better results garlic should be eaten fresh or freeze-dried.


The medicinal benefits of garlic
  • Some of the benefits of garlic are given below.
  • Garlic reduces high blood pressure.
  • Garlic is effective in curing toothaches.
  • Garlic helps in cough treatment.
  • Garlic reduces the high cholesterol.
  • Garlic increases blood circulation.
  • Garlic is beneficial in temporary impotence.
  • Garlic inhibits the growth of tumors.
  • Garlic helps in fighting infection.
  • Garlic helps in regulating the blood glucose levels.
  • Garlic is beneficial for pregnant women.

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