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Benefits of Garlic And Its Side Effects

The pungent smelling herb garlic has been since times of yore been considered as a highly beneficial ingredient for the human body. Garlic has a peculiar taste and smell and is extensively used for culinary and medicinal purposes. It helps in keeping the blood pressure in check while also eliminating any possibility of contracting heart ailments and treating cold and cough.

Benefits of Garlic And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Garlic
Nutritional Value of Garlic
Nutritional facts Per 3 g
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Garlic
Reduces hypertension
Prevents acne
Prevents cancer
Improves digestion
Treatment for cold and cough
Purifies blood
Keeps cholesterol in check
Keeps diabetes in check
Eliminates intestinal ailments
Enhances the libido
Boosts the immune system
Controls asthma
Uses of Garlic
Side-Effects & Allergies of Garlic
Cultivation of Garlic

Garlic

An ancient medicinal plant, garlic commonly referred to as the magical herb, a native of central Asia was discovered approximately 3000 years ago. It is highly equipped with anti-bacterial properties. Belonging to the onion family, it is grown and imported all over the world. Widely used in French and Italian cuisine, many culinary dishes can’t do without a touch of the unique taste and smell of garlic.

Nutritional Value of Garlic

Garlic is highly composed of vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin B6, essential dietary minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, zinc, calcium and iron. It also contains thiamin and pantothenic acid in addition to carbohydrates and a small amount of protein. It is equipped with antiseptic properties and was traditionally used to dress wounds in times of war. Garlic is also rich in trace minerals like iodine, chlorine, sulfur and allicin in exorbitant amounts.

Nutritional facts Per 3 g

4 Calories

Vitamins and Minerals

0.01 Calcium
2 % Vitamin C

Health Benefits of Garlic

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Garlic
Health Benefits of Garlic

Reduces hypertension

A natural herbal ingredient, garlic is an effective medication to alleviate stress levels, particularly symptoms of hypertension. Allicin, which is a major component of garlic, helps relax the blood vessels in the event of an increase in pressure. It also enables resistance towards platelet aggregation and thus prevents and fights conditions like thrombosis.

Prevents acne

Every second person in the world has at some point in life suffered from a bout of acne. Garlic is considered to be a highly effective medium for the treatment of acne when mixed other soothing ingredient like honey, turmeric, cream, etc. Owing ot its antibiotic properties, garlic acts as a skin cleanser soothing rashes, scars and inflammation of the skin.

Prevents cancer

Garlic, research suggests is highly beneficial to fairly eliminate the risk of prostate, esophageal and colon cancer. It considerably reduces, to an extent eliminates the process of production of carcinogenic compounds that are responsible for causing the deadly disease called cancer. Garlic is also widely popular to eliminate the possibility of cyst and tumor development in the breast responsible for causing breast cancer.

Improves digestion

Regular consumption of garlic enables the human body to maintain a steady level of digestion. The herb acts as an aiding component for the intestines to function full throttle ensuring healthy digestion. Swelling, irritation, inflammation and other such disorders inhabiting the gastric tract can be successfully eliminated with the use of garlic.

Treatment for cold and cough

Garlic, in its raw form has been used since time immemorial as a means to treat common cold and cough. Consuming crushed cloves of fresh garlic has been proven to considerably lessen he severity of cold.

Purifies blood

Consuming crushed garlic cloves with warm water daily helps to keep the blood as pure as it gets. Garlic performs the functions of cleansing the body and flushing out all the unnecessary toxins out of the body. This ensures a healthy skin apart from eliminating the possibility of any disorders that may be caused due to the accumulation of hazardous toxins in the body.

Keeps cholesterol in check

Owing to the abundant presence of the compound allicin, garlic prevents the harmful LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. It purifies the body of any toxins, prevents accumulation of fat and causes elimination of LDL cholesterol from the body.

Keeps diabetes in check

Diabetes is probably the most harmful of ailments existing in the world. Not just a stand-alone condition, diabetes if not put under control may result in a number of chronic disorders like failed kidneys, inefficient nervous system functioning, poor eyesight, heart disorders, etc. Garlic is advised to be generously used in the diet and applied in the form of an oil by patients suffering from diabetes.

Eliminates intestinal ailments

Garlic is an effective way to prevent and eliminate intestinal conditions like dysentery, colitis, diarrhea, etc. It acts as a detoxifier, eliminating the negative bacteria present in the intestine. It expels worms from the body while also aiding in digestion and enhancing the proper functioning of the digestive tract.

Enhances the libido

Garlic is known to rejuvenate sexual prowess owing to the aphrodisiac properties it possesses. It is widely known to enhance the sexual libido in both men and women. It helps prevent nervous fatigue that might occur in the event of a hyperactive sexual lifestyle.

Boosts the immune system

Consumption of garlic ensures that the body becomes immune to foreign invasion of any bacterial, viral and microbial invasion. Owing to its antioxidant quality, garlic eliminates free radicals and harmful toxins flushing them out from the body.

Controls asthma

Research and use of the herb has proven that garlic is highly effective in alleviating problems in patients suffering from asthma. Consuming a glass of milk boiled with a few garlic cloves is an effective remedy to keep asthma at bay.

Uses of Garlic

Garlic is has been since time immemorial been extensively used to keep in check problems that are highly common and some that are usually complicated. The herb efficiently tackles problems like acne, diabetes, weight loss, indigestion etc. on regular oral consumption. It is also believed to effectively eliminate neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Garlic

Excessive consumption of garlic might cause irritation in the digestive functioning of the body. It is regarded as a highly effective and most commonly available herb that acts as an excellent natural cure without the possibility of any side effects. Garlic is one of the safest herbs to use.

Cultivation of Garlic

China is the world’s largest producer of garlic with India coming a close second in this regard. California in the States, South Korea, Egypt and Russia too are wide cultivators of the herb. Garlic is an easy to grow herb that grow well in well-drained soils, rooted deep. Various types of garlic are found at different locations in the world; central Asia, southwestern Asia, North America and Yunnan in China.

Popular Questions & Answers

Is there any benefit of Garlic and Honey if taken in the morning on an empty stomach?

msc nutritional science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Dear user, you can take it but if you wanna lose your weight particularly you can take other things like zeera water, or lemon water with honey.
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What is the benefits of garlic in morning time when we eat garlic in empty stomach.

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics, M.Sc.in Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
Garlic is made of nitrogenous substances, potassium, silicon, phosphoric acid, vitamin C, D, B, sodium, essential oils, selenium, calcium, magnesium, sulfuric, phytosterols and extractives. Also, garlic is rich in allicin, a phytoncide which is formed by the mechanical destruction of plants, which is – grinding or crushing cloves of garlic. Allicin has a strong bacteriostatic effect, according to some researchers, which helps cure infections much faster. Garlic can also fight fungal infections, which makes garlic a much more valuable and powerful medicine than any of today’s pharmacy antibiotics.
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How to filter liver and kidney by using home remedies is it necessary to do exercise? Please advice

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, PhD
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello Eating healthy food and adding regular exercise to your daily routine is the best solution to keep your liver and kidney healthy. Garlic is indeed very good cleanser of toxins. Add turmeric powder to your food daily, avocados are also found to be beneficial. You must eat 2-3 avocados every weak, fruits like apple, grapes, oranges are also very good for this purpose. Drink plenty of water daily and take green tea too. And exercise is very essential too. Sitting for prolonged hours or having a sedentary lifestyle is a big drawback nowadays in work. Kindly follow a strict exercise like a walk for at least half an hour daily. Tc.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gwalior
Cervical spondylosis Diet & Lifestyle Advice Increase intake of oily foods that are easily digested, sweet things, purified butter, vegetable soups, milk and almonds. Avoid rice, refined flour, kidney beans, and other foods that cause flatulence. Avoid physical and mental exertion. Get a good night’s sleep. Have regular, gentle body massage with lukewarm sesame oil. Dhanurasan and Ujjai Pranayam are highly recommended for cervical pains. Home Remedies Take one tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed, once or twice a week. This helps cleansing ama (toxins) and balancing vata. Peel two cloves of garlic and crush it. Add this to a glass of milk. Boil it on a mild flame till one-fourth glass remains. Filter and make two equal parts. Drink one part in the morning and the other in the evening. Warm mustard oil or sesame oil (1 teaspoon) with 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic and 1 tsp of ajwain (carom) seeds until it roasts to a reddish brown colour. Ensure that it does not get burned. Massage this oil on your affected areas. After that do hot fomentation with salt potli (bag). If you want more better treatment consult me.
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Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Tk,  plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, strengthening pelvic, groin & penile muscles to improve libido & premature ejaculation. Tk,  apples, carrots,  spinach, garlic, pumpkins seeds, almonds, ,black chocolates to improve testerstone level to check erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, ensuring raised sperm count. Your diet be easily digestible on time to avoid gastric disorder. Tk,  homoeopathic medicines can assist you, successfully being gentle, rapid & safe in administration. @ Acid phos -5 drops,  wkly. @ DamianaQ -10 drops, thrice with little water. Avoid,  junkfood,  alcohol &  nicotine. Tk,  care.

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Garlic Tea - Health Benefits Of Consuming It Every Morning!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Garlic Tea - Health Benefits Of Consuming It Every Morning!

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often known as 'the father of medicine'. He used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions.

Garlic is low in calories and high in nutrients, containing vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, manganese and selenium. It contains a compound known as allicin, which has been proved to prevent blood clotting, lower cholesterol levels, and found to have antibacterial properties. This very spice is a natural immunity booster that helps the body fight infections. 

From consuming raw garlic cloves to adding them for flavors, every application of this spice comes with a host of health benefits. And, sipping a cup of garlic tea every morning is known to work wonders on your body. 

Benefits of Garlic Tea

  1. Keeps Heart Healthy: LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) is a bad cholesterol and is known to spell doom for the heart as it triggers Arteriosclerosis. Daily consumption of garlic tea can help lower down the LDL levels significantly, keeping the heart healthy and disease-free.
  2. Boosts Immunity: Garlic, scientific name Allium sativum, contains the active compound Allicin. Allicin comes packed with antibacterial and antifungal properties and is known to strengthen the immune system significantly. Thus, a cup of garlic tea can help shield the body from various harmful infections and pathogens.
  3. Aids Weight Loss: Garlic tea stimulates the metabolism, which can increase passive fat burning and aid weight loss efforts, while also partially suppressing the appetite.
  4. Improves Respiratory System: If cold, cough, chest or sinus congestion and related complications are giving you sleepless night, a cup of garlic tea is all that you need to keep all these problems at bay.
  5. Slows Down The Skin-aging Process: Skin aging can be quite frustrating. But not anymore. Laden with antioxidants, vitamin A, C, B1, and B2, garlic tea protects the skin from the oxidative damage triggered by the free radicals, thereby slowing down the skin-aging process considerably.
  6. Anti-Cancer Properties: Research suggests that garlic has anti-carcinogenic properties. Thus, drinking a cup of garlic tea early in the morning (on empty stomach) can work wonders to prevent different types of cancer.
  7. Keeps Your Liver Healthy: Drink a cup of garlic tea daily and your liver will thank you for long. Garlic contains Allicin and Selenium, both of which play a pivotal role in keeping the liver healthy. 
  8. Regulates Blood Pressure: Many people with a high blood pressure have benefited immensely from drinking garlic tea.

Things To Be Taken Care Of:

  1. For maximum benefits and to ensure that the activity of Allicin remains intact, always chop the garlic cloves and wait for at least 10 minutes before heating it.
  2. Though it is extremely beneficial, an excess of garlic consumption may give rise to complications such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, dizziness, to name a few. So, make sure to consume it in moderate amount.

Preparing Your Cup Of Health:

The preparation of garlic tea is no herculean task. In fact, it is much easier than finding a coffee shop that offers it on the menu.

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice

Method of preparation

Step 1 – Put the finely chopped cloves into the water and bring it to boil.

Step 2 – Turn off the heat and add honey & lemon to the tea, stir it well.

Your garlic tea is ready to be served. If you are taking any medications, talk to our experts & get a consultation before increasing your garlic consumption. 

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Benefits Of Garlic Tea

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Bangalore

You likely know the benefits of garlic in your diet, but garlic tea is another important natural remedy that can provide a number of health benefits. However, before adding any powerful herbal tea to your health regimen, it is important to understand how to properly prepare it, as well as what potential benefits it holds.

What is garlic tea?

Garlic tea is a warm brew made with garlic cloves, and while that may not sound like the most palatable beverage, it can be very beneficial to your health. Garlic is scientifically known as allium sativum and contains high levels of vitamins a, b and c, as well as sulfuric compounds, allicin, variousantioxidants and other active ingredients. When you eat garlic cloves or include them in your diet, you benefit from these components, but the concentration is often quite low.

For thousands of years, garlic tea has been a trusted natural remedy, dating all the way back to the ancient greeks. If you can get over the initially unpleasant flavor, you will be surprised by the additional energy and overall wellness that a daily cup of garlic tea can give.

There are some potential side effects that should be considered, such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, general gastric distress, and a higher risk for bleeding disorders. These side effects are typically only experienced if you consume a large amount of garlic tea, or due to allergies. You should be able to avoid side effects if you practice moderation when drinking this specialty tea.

Garlic tea benefits

There are a number of notable benefits of garlic tea, such as aiding weight loss efforts, boosting immunity, soothing the respiratory system, lowering blood pressure, and increasing energy, among others.

1. Boosts immunity

Packed with antibacterial and antifungal compounds, such as allicin, garlic tea can give your immune system a major boost by protecting against a wide range of infectious pathogens, particularly those that are ingested along with your food.

2. Regulates blood pressure

Studies have linked garlic’s active ingredients with lower blood pressure, and garlic extract has also been shown to lower serum cholesterol levels. This can reduce your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke, as well as coronary heart diseases.

3. Improves respiratory system

If you are suffering from a cough, cold, sore throat or sinus congestion, a single cup of this tea can help clear out congestion and reduce inflammation in your respiratory tracts. It also helps in speeding up healing and eliminating the underlying infection.

4. Weight loss

Garlic tea is able to stimulate the metabolism, which can increase passive fat burning and aid in weight loss efforts, while also partially suppressing the appetite!

5. Provides energy boost

Drinking a cup of garlic tea every morningmay not pack a caffeine boost, but it can increase overall energy levels at the start of the day.

How to make garlic tea?

Making your own garlic tea at home is quite simple, and is much easier than finding a coffee shop that offers it on the menu! follow the simple recipe below and you’ll be sipping on this beneficial beverage before you know it!

Ingredients

4 garlic cloves3 cups of water1/2 cup of lemon juice2 tablespoons of honey

Step 1 – peel the cloves and remove any papery layers.

Step 2 – add the cloves and water into a saucepan or pot.

Step 3 – bring the water to boil, then turn off the heat.

Step 4 – add honey and lemon to the tea and stir it well.

Step 5 – strain the tea into a cup and enjoy 1-2 times per day.

Step 6 – store extra garlic juice in the refrigerator and reheat for use within 2 days.
 

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Sexual Health Benefits Of Garlic!

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad

Garlic health benefits for men might surprise you. We all know that garlic tastes good, but this member of the lily family also packs in the nutritional benefits for men. It is a safe and inexpensive way to eat well to be well, and it is well documented that people have been eating garlic for its many health benefits for thousands of years. Here is what you need to know about garlic health benefits for men.

1. Sex Benefits

Garlic just might help your sex life—just make sure your partner eats some too! No really, garlic has long been considered an aphrodisiac. Garlic improves blood circulation, which might improve sexual function, so cook up a nice garlicky romantic Italian meal and see what unfolds.

2. Heart Hearth

It is not just good for your love life, but for your real heart health as well. Garlic fights heart disease, decreases blood pressure, and prevents blood clots. It has been said to lower cholesterol as well. But these are not the only garlic health benefits for men.

3. Prostate Health

Prostate enlargement affects many men as they age, but a diet high in garlic and onions lowers the risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). One study found that men who ate garlic had a 28% lower risk of BPH compared to men who never ate garlic. Onions had an even bigger effect on preventing BPH.

 

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5 Important Foods For Treating Impotency In Males!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DY ( Yoga & Ayurvedic Diet ), CCYP ( Yoga & Ayurvedic Diet )
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
5 Important Foods For Treating Impotency In Males!

Male impotence is also commonly known as erectile dysfunctioning. This is a common problem faced by men as they age. Impotence can be described as the inability to have or maintain an erection for long enough to have intercourse. Though the risk of impotence increases with age, age does not trigger this condition. Impotence can be triggered by a traumatic experience, certain medications or medical conditions etc. In most cases, impotence is temporary and can be relieved by simple home remedies.

However, it should be noted that what works for one person may not work as effectively for another and hence it may be necessary to experiment with different remedies.

  1. GarlicGarlic boosts the immune system and also serves as a powerful antiseptic. Additionally, it also functions as a sex rejuvenator and hence is effective in case impotency is triggered by traumatic experience and diseases. To benefit from garlic, chew 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic daily. Garlic bread that is made with whole garlic cloves can also aid in the production of healthy sperm cells.
  2. OnionThough many people shy away from onions for their odour, it is considered an aphrodisiac that enhances the libido. It can treat premature ejaculation, impotency and the involuntary loss of sperm cells while asleep. To use onions as a remedy for impotence, fry a crushed onion in butter and mix with a spoon of honey before eating it on an empty stomach.
  3. Drumstick: Drumstick can be used to cure impotency, premature ejaculation and thicken semen. It is often used to treat functional sterility in both men and women. Boil 15gm of drumstick flowers in 250ml of milk or boil 120gms of dry drumstick bark in its powdered form with a litre of milk for half an hour. While the former mixture can be strained and had as it is, mix 30 gms of the latter with 1 tablespoon of honey. To experience the benefits of the drumstick, this should be taken three times a day.
  4. Dates: Dates strengthen the body and have the ability to increase sexual drive, endurance and overall vitality. It also calms the mind and helps fight stress that could be causing impotency. Pound equal quantities of dried dates, almonds, pistachio nuts and quince seeds. Take about 100 gms of this mixture each day to see effective results.
  5. AsparagusThe dried roots of asparagus are also known as white musli. In traditional Unani medicine, this is known as an aphrodisiac and a form of treatment for impotency. Boil 1 cup of milk with 15 gms of dried asparagus roots and have the mixture twice a day on a daily basis to benefit from it.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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These 5 Foods Will Help You Combat Impotency!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
These 5 Foods Will Help You Combat Impotency!

Male impotence is also commonly known as erectile dysfunctioning. This is a common problem faced by men as they age. Impotence can be described as the inability to have or maintain an erection for long enough to have intercourse. Though the risk of impotence increases with age, age does not trigger this condition. Impotence can be triggered by a traumatic experience, certain medications or medical conditions etc. In most cases, impotence is temporary and can be relieved by simple home remedies.

However, it should be noted that what works for one person may not work as effectively for another and hence it may be necessary to experiment with different remedies.

  1. GarlicGarlic boosts the immune system and also serves as a powerful antiseptic. Additionally, it also functions as a sex rejuvenator and hence is effective in case impotency is triggered by traumatic experience and diseases. To benefit from garlic, chew 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic daily. Garlic bread that is made with whole garlic cloves can also aid in the production of healthy sperm cells.
  2. OnionThough many people shy away from onions for their odour, it is considered an aphrodisiac that enhances the libido. It can treat premature ejaculation, impotency and the involuntary loss of sperm cells while asleep. To use onions as a remedy for impotence, fry a crushed onion in butter and mix with a spoon of honey before eating it on an empty stomach.
  3. Drumstick: Drumstick can be used to cure impotency, premature ejaculation and thicken semen. It is often used to treat functional sterility in both men and women. Boil 15gm of drumstick flowers in 250ml of milk or boil 120gms of dry drumstick bark in its powdered form with a litre of milk for half an hour. While the former mixture can be strained and had as it is, mix 30 gms of the latter with 1 tablespoon of honey. To experience the benefits of the drumstick, this should be taken three times a day.
  4. Dates: Dates strengthen the body and have the ability to increase sexual drive, endurance and overall vitality. It also calms the mind and helps fight stress that could be causing impotency. Pound equal quantities of dried dates, almonds, pistachio nuts and quince seeds. Take about 100 gms of this mixture each day to see effective results.
  5. AsparagusThe dried roots of asparagus are also known as white musli. In traditional Unani medicine, this is known as an aphrodisiac and a form of treatment for impotency. Boil 1 cup of milk with 15 gms of dried asparagus roots and have the mixture twice a day on a daily basis to benefit from it.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Garlic
Nutritional Value of Garlic
Nutritional facts Per 3 g
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Garlic
Reduces hypertension
Prevents acne
Prevents cancer
Improves digestion
Treatment for cold and cough
Purifies blood
Keeps cholesterol in check
Keeps diabetes in check
Eliminates intestinal ailments
Enhances the libido
Boosts the immune system
Controls asthma
Uses of Garlic
Side-Effects & Allergies of Garlic
Cultivation of Garlic