Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is well known as a natural health remedy that has been used to treat various ailments. It is easily included in your food or can be eaten on its own. It is added in every cooked dish. It has amazing abilities to help in our everyday lives. When used for medicinal purposes, garlic can help to treat a wide variety of ailments.
Benefits of Garlic
• Garlic strengthens the immune system as well as help to fight chest infection, cough and congestion. In winters it is a great food to boost your immune system.
• Garlic contains good level of vitamin C which helps in treating the scurvy.
• It contains high level of iodine which is helpful in the treatment for hyperthyroid disease.
• Garlic is a great source of Vitamin B6 which is useful for a healthy immune system and the efficient growth of new cells.
• Garlic can aid in the prevention of multiple types of cancer. Bladder cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and stomach cancer reduced when treated with garlic. Vitamin B6 has cancer fighting abilities.
• Garlic has been found to assist babies to gain weight while they are in the womb.
• Cardiovascular disease can be reduced by taking garlic. The aortic plaque (fat deposition) deposit on the walls of veins can be reduced with the use of garlic.
• Any fungal and bacterial infection can be treated with garlic because it releases Allicin which is a sulphuric compound act as a natural antibiotic.
• Garlic increases insulin release and regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics.
• Garlic is very helpful in hair fall problems because it contain allicin which is found to effectively treat hair loss.
• It is a natural remedy to banish blemishes on face. Its antioxidant kills bacteria so rub a clove of garlic on the pimples and clear acne from the face.
• Garlic has anti –inflammatory properties which is useful in relieving the psoriasis outbreaks. Rubbing little garlic oil on the affected area for smooth, rash –free skin.
• It helps in controlling the weight. So cook your food daily with garlic.
• Garlic is helpful to get rid of itchy athlete‘s foot. Soak your feet in a bath of warm water and add crushed garlic into it.
• It is helpful in keeping away mosquitoes. You can make a solution of garlic oil, petroleum jelly and beeswax for a natural repellant or place cloves of garlic.
• Use crushed garlic directly on the affected tooth which helps in relieving toothaches due to its anti-bacterial and analgesic properties.
• It improve the iron metabolism .Ferroportin is a protein which helps in iron absorption .Diallyl sulphides in garlic increase production of ferroportin and improve iron metabolism.
• It is useful in the treatment of corns on the feet and warts on the hands.
•  It reduces the frequency and number of colds .Its anti-bacterial properties help in treating throat infections. It reduces the severity of upper respiratory tract infections. Its benefits in disorders of the lungs like asthma, difficulty of breathing etc.
• It has ability to lower blood triglycerides and total cholesterol.
•  Garlic having the anti –clotting properties which help in preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
• Garlic is useful in treating an enlarged prostrate (BPH), osteoarthritis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), high blood pressure late in pregnancy (pre –eclampsia), traveler’s diarrhea, gout, fever, headache, hemorrhoids, bronchitis.
• It is used for fighting stress and fatigue and maintaining healthy liver function