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Benefits of Garlic And Its Side Effects

Garlic Nutritional Value of Garlic Health Benefits of Garlic Uses of Garlic Side-Effects & Allergies of Garlic Cultivation of Garlic
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.

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

Health Benefits of Garlic
Mentioned below are the best 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.

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Is there any side effects of Garlic if taken in morning with water or without water.

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

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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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