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Natural and Home Remedies » Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a plant with medicinal properties used for hundred of years. It has got a bitter flavor which is used for culinary purposes. Allicin is the key medicinal ingredient in garlic which has got anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.Benefits of Garlic are

• Eating garlic regularly tackles high blood pressure, keeps check of blood sugar and blood cholesterol, and improves the immune system.

• Garlic can decrease the risk towards esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer.

• Garlic fights against allergies as it contains antiviral properties.

           

• Garlic is a very good medicine for upper respiratory tract infections as it has antibacterial properties.

• Taking one capsule of garlic everyday stimulates the insulin production and thus regulated blood sugar level.

• A garlic capsule with 600 mg everyday is an effective treatment for blood cholesterol and it decrease the formation of arterial plaque.

• Place a piece of garlic on the affected tooth for tooth ache.

• Garlic gives remedy for skin problems such as warts i.e. Take a fresh clove of garlic and cut its tip off and rub the cut area directly on the wart for a few seconds. Repeat this each night before going to bed until the wart disappears.

• Garlic helps in easy digestion.

• Garlic stimulates the immune system especially the lymphocyte and macrophage activity.
 
• Garlic aids in anti clotting of the platelets.

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