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What are the Health Benefits of Garlic?

Garlic (Allium Sativum) is a magical herb that has proven its effectiveness in almost all common ailments. It is very effective in heart diseases particularly in lowering cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. So if you are the one having high cholesterol, increase your garlic intake.

It will also help you to reduce blood pressure. As garlic helps in reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, it also reduces the risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.

Garlic is supposed to possess various chemical agents and minerals. They are

• Allilin
• Allicin
• Diallyl disulphide
• Ferulic acid
• Saponin
• Beta Carotene
• Beta Sitosterol
• Phytic acid

Minerals found in garlic aree

• Magnesium
• Phosphorus
• Calcium
• Selenium
• Zinc
• Folate
• Ironn
• Potassium

Vitamins found in garlic are

• Niacin
• Ascorbic acid
• Thiamine
• Riboflavin

Garlic works as an antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and a germicide. It is also an antioxidant, so diet rich in raw garlic fights against harmful free radicals. It improves blood circulation, and also helps in prolong erection. It is an excellent remedy for whooping cough. Syrups of garlic is given in doses of five drops to a teaspoonful two or three times a day in this condition.

Garlic helps in preventing blood clots especially if you are prone to blood clots in the legs. It also helps in regulating blood sugar. It helps in relieving the symptoms of dizziness, shortness of breath and the formation of gas within the digestive track. According to some researches - smokers with high garlic intake have a relatively lower stomach cancer risk than smokers with low garlic intake. It is thought that the allyl sulfur compounds present in garlic prevents cancer by slowing or preventing the growth of the cancer tumor cells.

Apart from above, garlic is a wonderful herb that is very effective in treating various disorders and helps in improving the performance of the body. Below are some conditions in which garlic is very helpful -

• Infections
• Fungal infection
• Hyperlipidemia
• High cholesterol levels
• Indigestion
• Diabetes
• Impotence
• Decreased sperm count
• Worm infestation
• Cancer
• Blood disorders
• Decreased body immunity

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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