Health benefits of Garlic

Health benefits of Garlic

Allium Sativum commonly known as garlic is a nerve stimulant and is also a good tonic that has been known for its value in cases of sexual weakness.

Garlic is known for the following effects on the body:



1.anti-inflammatory

2.antiarthritic

3.hypolipidemic

4.anticoagulant

5.hypoproteinemic

6.hypocholesteremic

7.antibacterial

8.antifungal

9.antihypertensive

10.hypoglycemic

Garlic has also been tested recently for cases of nervous debility.

Actions of garlic in the human body

Extensive tests on humans have proved that a regular intake of garlic has the following actions:

* Lowers total cholesterol (but raise the good-type HDL cholesterol)

* Increases production of more "natural killer" cells in the blood

* Lowers blood pressure

* Reduce the risk of formation of blood clots in the heart

* Protects the body against bacterial and viral infections

* Regulates stomach function

* Improves blood circulation

Remedy for Whooping Cough:

Garlic acts as an excellent remedy for whooping cough. Garlic syrup can be given in doses of a teaspoonful two or three times a day in this condition.

Antibacterial actions of Garlic:

The components present in garlic have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Garlic protects the body against all sorts of infections affecting the lung, sinus, bladder, and vagina, as well as colds and flu. Garlic can be used both internally and externally to treat fungal and bacterial skin infection.

Circulatory effects of garlic:

Garlic supports the cardiovascular system. Garlic has the following circulatory effects:

1.lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood

2.inhibits platelet stickiness (aggregation)

3.increases fibrinolysis, i.e., slowing of blood coagulation

4.Acts as a mild antihypertensive agent

5.Acts as an antioxidant

Anti-hypertensive effects:

Garlic lowers blood pressure. Garlic slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm. It also relieves the symptoms of dizziness, shortness of breath and the formation of gas within the digestive track. Garlic capsules available in the market can be used for treatment of hypertension.

Effects on Digestive system:

1.Garlic has been proved to be the most beneficial food for the digestive system.

2.Garlic aids in elimination of noxious waste matter in the body.

3.Garlic stimulates peristaltic action and the secretion of the digestive juices.

4.Crushed cloves of garlic mixed with milk can be taken for all types of digestive disorders.

5.Garlic also has an antiseptic effect.

6.Garlic acts as an excellent remedy for infectious diseases and inflammations of the stomach and intestine.

7.Garlic is also a worm expeller.

Effects on various skin disorders:

Garlic has been used for a variety of skin disorders. Rubbing of raw garlic on the pimples have lead to the disappearance of the pimple without scar. Persistent form of acne has also been healed with garlic. Garlic helps to clear the skin of spots and pimple, and boils even when used externally. Intake of garlic orally has been found to purify the blood-steam. Regular intake of garlic capsules helps to clear minor skin infections quickly.

Anti-cancerous actions of Garlic:

Studies have shown that eating garlic regularly reduces the risk of esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer. Garlic has the ability to reduce the formation of carcinogenic compounds. Garlic, and its sulfur compounds, inhibits the growth of different types of cancer like breast and skin tumors.

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