Benefits of Garlic

Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is an herb that is grown around the world. It is related to onion, leeks, and chives. Garlic is a part of the onion family and the 'bulb' of this herb typically consists of 10-20 smaller sections called the 'cloves'. Each small clove is a powerhouse of flavour as well as medicinal properties.

Benefits of Garlic

  1. Garlic's antioxidants kill bacteria, so rub a sliced clove of garlic on the pimple for an effective topical treatment.

  2. The anti-clotting properties of ajoene found in garlic help in preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.

  3. Regular consumption of garlic enables the human body to maintain a steady level of digestion.

  4. Consuming garlic on a daily basis (in food or raw) helps to lower cholesterol levels because of the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin.

  5. People apply garlic oil to their skin or nails to treat fungal infections, warts, and corns. It is also applied to the skin for hair loss and thrush.

  6. Garlic helps to regulate the formation of fat cells in our body.

  7. Ferroportin is a protein which helps in iron absorption and release. Diallyl sulphides in garlic increase production of ferroportin and help improve iron metabolism.

  8. Garlic is known to have anti-inflammatory property. It can help the body fight against allergies.

  9. Garlic is highly effective in alleviating problems in patients suffering from asthma.

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