Benefits of Garlic

I have always known garlic to be very medicinal and effective because my mother never joked with garlic (and ginger) but sweet mouth will not let me be great. Eze, @pelletini on twitter, made a thread where he shared some knowledge about garlic and as a kind lady that I am, I am sharing with you. According to Eze, Garlic is a natural antibiotic. The medicinal value of garlic is best unlocked when it is consumed raw. You can also dice and swallow it.  I did some reading on the benefits of garlic and will be adding what I got to what Eze already tweeted.

Because we ain’t going to make promises we cannot keep, I promise to dice and swallow garlic before the end of the day. Let’s leave chewing for now. See benefits of garlic below:

Reduces skin issues such as Acne

Tired of using concealer every morning? Tackle the root cause of acne by purifying your blood from inside to get healthy skin on the outside. It is great for rejuvenation and healing of skin scars and gives a glow to the skin as it keeps digestion in top-shape.

Flushes Digestive system

The high sulphur content in garlic gives it antibiotic properties, helping keep the digestive system clean by flushing out toxins.

Battles cold and flu

It also builds the immunity against common cold and flu. Garlic provides you relief from that stubborn cold and flu, it helps to cleanse your system and flush out toxins. Relieve a stuffed nose and cure the cold but also build your immunity against these frequent visitors over time. Garlic can be added to hot stews, broths and soups to fight sinusitis, cold and flu.

Prevention of Heart Diseases

Prevents heart ailments by clearing up blocked arteries and toxins.

Weight loss

Want to shed some weight? Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in a glass of Luke warm water & have it with 2 cloves of garlic in the mornings.

Lowers Cholesterol

Consuming garlic on a daily basis (in food or raw) helps to lower cholesterol levels because of the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin.

Regulates blood pressure

Garlic is immensely beneficial to regulate blood pressure & blood sugar levels. Consume raw or semi-cooked to derive any of its benefits.

For Skin and Hair

It protect the skin from the effect of free radicals and slow down the depletion of collagen which leads to loss of elasticity in aging skin. Garlic helps skin infected with fungal infections & provides relief from skin ailments like eczema, athlete’s foot & ringworms. Garlic has been used as an antibiotic to treat bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections for the last 7,000 years.

Rubbing crushed garlic extract on your scalp or massaging with garlic-infused oil is known to prevent and even reverse hair loss.

May improve Bone Health

Garlic appears to have some benefits for bone health by increasing estrogen levels in females, but more human studies are needed. No human trials have measured the effects of garlic on bone loss.

Garlic is best had in its raw state. keep in mind that there are some downsides to garlic, such as bad breath. There are also some people who are allergic to it.

If you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinning medications, then talk to your doctor before increasing your garlic consumption.

The active compound allicin only forms when garlic is crushed or cleaved when it is raw. If you cook it before crushing it, then it won’t have the same health effects. Therefore, the best way to consume garlic is raw, or to crush and cut it and leave it out for a while before you add it to your recipes.

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  1. Hi Elsie Godwin,

    Garlic definitely has health benefits as well as beauty benefits. If more people knew about the benefits of natural herbs like garlic, they could cut down on their expenses on cosmetics.

    Since the benefits to hair and skin come from purification of blood and nutrients of garlic, the benefits are more of a permanent nature.

    Your article is going to be helpful to a lot of people.


  2. Garlic seems to work best whenever taken day by day for over about two months. However, any advantage is presumably little. Also, taking garlic doesn’t help increment high-thickness lipoprotein

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