Garlic is available in all the seasons all around the globe. It is a daily ingredient in our kitchen and part of imparting classical flavor to variety of delicacies, it has tremendous health benefits. Garlic is a white colour stem that has lot of pods attached to it. It can be store in a cool dry place for months without much maintainace. It is also eaten in leafy form. We all love having Hot and sour soup when we catch cold. The main ingredient of that soup in garlic.
Garlic has antiviral, antifungal, and antibiotic properties. We are all familiar with garlic and it’s pungent smell. This smell is because of a compound called Allicin which contains sulphur in garlic. It is a rare source of Allisatin 1,2. Garlic is rich in minerals such as phosphorus, calcium and iron.
Here are some benefits of Garlic listed down below:
Garlic aids digestion: Consuming garlic in your diet daily helps in eliminating many digestive problems. Garlic also helps in swelling or irritation of the gastric canal.
Management of Diabetes: Uncontrolled Diabetes can be fatal for the kidneys, hinder nervous system functions, cause heart diseases, and affects vision. Garlic oil may help diabetic patients fight these side effects.
Lowers Cholesterol Levels: There are two kinds of cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol and LDL is bad for human health. Garlic is rich in the allicin compound which prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. So, all those who have high cholesterol levels should start their day with a crushed garlic pod.
Reduces Hypertension : Garlic is natural ingredient for management of high blood pressure. When the body has high levels of pressure, the allicin present in it garlic relaxes the blood vessels. It also acts against coronary thrombosis by reducing platelet aggregation.
Helps in eye Infection: The minerals present in Garlic such as selenium, quercetin and vitamin C protect our eyes from swelling and infections.
Cures Diarrhea: Garlic helps in dysentery, diarrhea and colitis. It dispels the worms from intestines without disturbing the functioning of gut bacteria which aid in digestion.
Asthma: Boiled garlic cloves are used as an effective treatment in controlling asthma in alternative medicine. Crushed raw garlic pods in Vinegar further help in controlling the frequency of attacks.
Yeast Infection: Garlic is very effective in yeast infections. Presence of sulfur in garlic make the yeast difficult to grow.
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