Garlic is a food or medicine, well difficult to decide due to its numerous benefits to human health. Garlic (Allium Sativum) belongs to onion family. Scallion, chive, leek and shallot used all over the world from centuries. Garlic is used in cooking to make the food tasty and flavoring.

Garlic is a herbal medicine and more effective then drugs in certain cases. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and in some cultures, superstitious people believe that using garlic keeps the vampires away. Some people due to its strong smell and flavor also dislike it, but taking fresh raw garlic benefits you a lot and keeps you away from various dangerous diseases. Fresh Garlic has nutrition benefits superior to that of any type of processing such as minced and refrigerated, or dried in flakes.
If stored properly, whole Garlic bulbs will keep fresh for about a month, preferably away from the sunlight in an uncovered container.
Garlic is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese, it contains trace amounts of various other nutrients.

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Lowering Blood Pressure

Garlic lowers the blood pressure. Chines Doctors have used garlic as a medicine to lower the blood pressure from centuries, also Japanese Govt. have approved Garlic as a high blood pressure reducer. To minimize the risks of heart attack or heart stroke, you should pay close attention to your blood pressure. If you have this issue specially high blood pressure level, you probably know all the types of medications you need, but think about eating raw Garlic every day. According to the scientific research, garlic stimulates the production of elements that relax blood vessels approximately 12 week can be enough to make a significant cut in blood pressure.

Boosting Immune System

Garlic fights bacteria and boosts the immune system. Little white garlic cloves serves as big shields for your immune system, they protect your whole body from evil bacteria and will not let you catch a cold. If you take pills to cure a cold or another disease, you may feel that your digestive system goes out of control sometimes; the main reason is the imbalance of good and bad bacteria in your body. Garlic acts as a natural antibiotic in your body, helps good bacteria to work faster and protects your immune system. It kills bad bacteria but does not eliminate healthy ones, as antibiotic drugs do. Its plant contains an element known as “ALLICIN” that has antimicrobial effects; it’s a natural immune system booster that helps the body to fight infection.
Garlic daily intake boosts the immune system and makes it strong to fight the bacteria.

Preventing Cancer

Garlic prevents cancer; you might not expect this one here, right? However, garlic can stop the development of cancer cells, helps build up DNA and boosts cells reproduction. Garlic is packed with different minerals and vitamins, just like a super pill, infect it contains a little bit of almost everything we need according to the World Health Organization’s recommendations, you should eat 0.072 to 0.2 ounces of fresh garlic every day, that is almost one clove of an average-size.

Promoting Detox

Garlic promotes detox, to be honest, not all of us are true healthy food pros and sometimes we enjoy a junk food moment that messes toxins to the body. Eating garlic can immensely help you to clean up toxins, parasites and leftover of medications that your liver is not able to handle. Garlic helps it work liver function is stimulated by Vitamins A, B & C, that garlic contains. If you wake up in the morning with bad breath and bags under your eyes, this is the sign from your body that the liver is overloaded, garlic to the rescue if you eat a clove of garlic day on an empty stomach. It can make your skin look more radiant, smooth and young, because it helps the liver to clean your body. Anyone who fighting ingestion or low appetite should try garlic as an efficient treatment.

 Reducing severe cough

Garlic is a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotic properties for colds cough and flues. With a changing season, many of us are suffering from the flu and cough fever. Taking garlic in this case can speed up your recovery. Raw Garlic is one of the effective natural remedies to fend off seasonal ailments.
After breakfast, take a fresh clove of raw garlic, do not chew just swallow. This improves your immunity and keeps you ready for seasonal upheavals.

Preventing Heart Disease

Garlic proves to be very effective to prevent all types of heart diseases like heart attack, heart stroke and angina. As Garlic reduces the total and LDL Cholesterol level in those who have the High cholesterol level, While HDL cholesterol and triglycerides do not seem to be affected.
Take two cloves of fresh garlic after lunch and dinner; they are helpful to reduce the Bad Cholesterol (LDL) level in the body. Or swallow two cloves of garlic before sleep.

Increasing Stamina

Garlic is a super food to increase stamina, loaded with the allicin, garlic regulates blood circulation and increase the blood flow to all organs of the body. Take 2, 4 cloves of garlic before going to bed daily.   

Curing Asthma

Garlic is full of anti-inflammatory properties, which work like miracle to cure asthma. Garlic is the best choice for instant relief in asthma.
 Boil 3, 4 garlic cloves in a half cup of water and drink it once a day.
Alternatively, you can add 3, 4 cloves of garlic in warm milk, strain it and drink.

Precautions and Side Effects

Always consult your Health Expert before using Garlic.
Avoid taking in high doses during pregnancy.
Taking raw garlic for longer periods may harm your skin tissues. People having sensitive skin should not use garlic for externally.

Interactions With Drug

As garlic is a blood thinner, It should not be used with anticoagulants, it may result in bleeding.
Diabetic patients should regularly monitor their blood sugar level while taking garlic, as it can decrease sugar level.
If you are planning for surgery, then stop using garlic at least six months before, as it may cause excessive bleeding.

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