Garlic is from allium (onion) family. The health effects of garlic are mainly caused when the sulphur compounds are formed when garlic is chopped, crushed or chewed this compound is allicin and this even is a cause for its distinct smell.
Highly Nutritious with Few Calories
A low calorie food with rich property of containing vitamin C, B6 and manganese and trace amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, vitamin B1.
Helps Cure Sickness Including Common Cold
A study has shown that daily garlic supplement reduced number of colds to about 63%. Another study has shown that high dose of garlic 2.56 grams per day has reduced the number of days sick with cold or flu by 61%.
Garlic has proved beneficially for purifying blood. Taking 2 cloves of raw garlic with warm water in early morning with lot of water the entire day. Another benefit about garlic is it helps cleanse your system and flush out toxins.
Preventing Heart Disease
The antioxidant property in garlic helps lower cholesterol levels. It also helps in regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The sulphur containing compounds allicin tends to lose its medicinal properties when cooked.
Antibacterial and Antiparasitic
Since old era garlic is being known for its medicinal properties it has been used to treat bacterial, fungal and parasitic infection.
Studies have shown an association between consuming garlic and prevention of stomach and colorectal cancer. It helps boost immunity and thus helping body to fight against cancer.
For Good Skin and Hair
Garlic has an awesome quality to protect from aging by slowing down the depletion of collagen. On topical application it helps to cure skin infected by fungal infection and preventing diseases like eczema. A wonderful property of preventing hair loss is by rubbing garlic extract on scalp or using garlic infused hair-oil.
An outstanding feature about garlic is application of a piece of cut garlic over the splinter cut and covered with bandage and say bbbyee to Splinter.