Garlic has been used in Indian cuisines since ages due to its goodness and amazing benefits. Raw Garlic has a very strong smell and it is mostly grown in Central Asia. Garlic has been used as a medicine in ancient Asia since generations. Today, Garlic is available as capsules, gels and powder forms.
Eating Raw garlic is the best way to consume most benefits. Although packed with numerous benefits, this herb is very low in calories and sodium.
Some of the Greatest Health benefits of Garlic are:
1. Blood Pressure Control
The Risk of high blood pressure is common nowadays and it is increasing rapidly. Taking 2-3 cloves of garlic first thing in the morning (empty stomach) has proved to be very beneficial in controlling High Blood Pressure. If you do not like the raw Garlic taste, then you can try supplements. (Always consult your doctor before starting a new supplement)
2. Cholesterol Control
Due to excessive use of oil and fatty food, people end up having high LDL cholesterol. For reducing bad cholesterol and improvement of good cholesterol, including Garlic in a regular diet helps with cholesterol control.
3. Preventing and Controlling Cold, Cough & Flu
Who doesn’t get a cough, cold in ever-changing seasons? Garlic tea with honey is very useful if you are down with a cold or flu. You can add garlic to soups, hot stew, or broth too.
If you are already taking Garlic supplement, it boosts your immune system, and the chances of you catching a cold, cough will be very less.
4. Anti-Fungal, Anti-Bacterial and Anti-parasitic Properties
Garlic helps your body to fight fungal infections and bacterial attacks. You can use garlic oil or raw garlic juice in the infected areas.
If you have toothache related to cavity-causing bacteria, you can use garlic oil or garlic-based mouthwash too.
5. Blood Purifier and Reduces Blood Clotting
If you have a blood clotting problem or you have a skin problem related to blood, use garlic cloves to get rid of these issues. Taking 2,3 cloves of garlic, early in the morning empty stomach will reduce your problem or could completely solve it.
6. Helps in Weight-loss
Garlic cloves are beneficial for the obesity problem. Garlic helps in the prevention of weight gain after exercise and diet to control the expression of adipogenic tissue. You can take garlic cloves with Luke warm water of lemon juice every day empty stomach to see the effect.
7. Diabetes Control by Using Garlic
There are so many experiments that prove that garlic cloves are helpful in reducing blood sugar levels. People, who are suffering from diabetes or higher risk of developing it, should include Garlic in their diet.
8. Arthritis Relief by using Garlic
Garlic may minimize bone loss and improve overall bone health. Using garlic and onion in your regular diet may impact the estrogen levels in menopausal women and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and arthritis.
9. Skin and Hair Health
Garlic oil massage may prevent and even fully control hair loss. Rubbing crushed garlic on the scalp or try scalp massage with garlic oil, you will see the difference. Using Garlic oil on the skin also prevents aging signs.
10. Helping Digestion
To control bloating, Gas, and Digestion related issues, consuming Garlic is the best option. Garlic is helpful to clear intestinal-related problems.
Note: There is a multitude of studies that proved that Garlic is an essential herb in fighting cardiovascular diseases, improving Immunity, and helps to maintain an overall healthy life. However,
Any supplement must not be taken without consulting your Doctor. Only your doctor can determine the right dose and monitor your overall health.
Good Luck! Start Healthy, Stay Healthy!