Health Benefits of Garlic and its medicinal value.

Greek physician Hippocrates used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions. Traditionally it is called as stinking rose or rocambole . Garlic is  one  of  the  common  ingredient in  almost all  the  kitchen in the world and it is closely related to onion . It is  not  only  provide flavor to  all  dishes but  it  has  various medicinal  properties. Garlic  is  being  cultivated  almost  all  parts  of  the  world and also considered as one  of  the  oldest  (5000 years old )cultivated plant in  the world .It is believed to be  started its journey in central Asia spread to the Middle East and northern Africa in 3000 BC, which quickly reach Europe .The completely grown plant reaches about 50 to 60 cm in height and bears underground bulbous root containing about 8-20 bulb-lets known as cloves. The whole bulb  encased with  layers of white, papery-thin coverings.  A bulb of garlic is usually measures about two inches in height and two inches across in a teardrop shape. The herb plant belongs to the family of Alliaceae  and its scientific name Allium sativum .It gives  best result when eaten raw .


 China, Greece, Italy, Egypt , France ,South Korea, India, Spain, Siberia and the U.S. India stand 2nd in  top Garlic producing country in the world after China .

Nutritional Value-

One clove- Per  100 grams (raw)
Calories-         149g                                       Vitamin C-   52%
Fat-                     1 g                                       Iron-           9%
Cholesterol-   0 mg                                        Calcium-         18%
Sodium-        17 mg                                       Vitamin A – 0%
Potassium-  530mg
Total carbs-  33 gm
Protein-            6gm
Sugars-            1 gm
Fiber -             2 gm

Health Benefits of  Garlic-

Cancer prevention-

Garlic  is  very helpful remedy for stomach  and colon  cancer , it  helps in  digestion . It is  also  useful  in rectal cancer , breast cancer , prostate cancer  , bladder cancer  and lung  cancer . Chewing raw garlic can reduce  the risk  of  cancer at large extend .  It  boost  our  immune system by stimulating the activity of immune cells that destroy cancer cells.

Healthy Cardio-vascular system :

Allicin  present  in  raw garlic has significant benefits for your cardiovascular system. Allicin, the vital compound in the pod, is known to have great anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.  it helps prevent atherosclerosis and reduces  risk of heart disease and stroke. It can lower total  and LDL cholesterol . Drinking garlic juice regularly may  reduce thickening, shrinking and hardening of arteries.

Fight against common cold and sickness :

Garlic is known to boost our immune  system. Daily intake of raw garlic clove  reduces the disturbing cold symptoms .Its anti-bacterial properties helps in throat  irritation and respiratory tract infection .It can also reduce the symptoms of cough .

Reduce Blood Pressure-

Garlic is very good remedy for regulating high blood pressure .Because high blood pressure becoming a major problem  in  today’s  world . Allicin in garlic blocks the activity of angiotensin II and helps in reducing blood pressure. Add garlic in to your regular diet to avoid high blood pressure. Garlic has a positive effect on our circulatory system which helps in lowering blood pressure, platelet aggregation and lowers serum triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol levels.

Reduces Blood Sugar –

Garlic  can  also  reduces the blood sugar level .So  it  is  highly  recommended to take raw garlic in  to  your  regular diet . Garlic increases insulin release and regulates blood sugar levels in your body,  which  is  very  good  news for diabetic patients .

Good for skin-

Garlic is very  good  for  our  skin  specially  for skin  rashes , because of  its antibiotics properties  it  cures  all  kinds  of skin  rashes  very soon .  Raw garlic juice taken internally is effective in treating fungal infections like athlete’s foot or ear infections.

Promote Digestion-

Adding  raw  garlic  in  regular  diet  can  promote digestion . Garlic supports smooth functioning of small and large intestines for smooth and effective digestion. Garlic  can also cures irritation and inflammation of gastric canal in children and promotes digestion.

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