Benefits Of Garlic
Garlic has been the first choice of people for flavoring dishes especially non vegetarian dishes. Apart from providing taste and flavor to food garlic has many benefits for our health. From the past hundreds of years, it has been used for the treatment of wounds, infections and many digestive problems. Garlic is considered very beneficial for improving the immunity of the body against many diseases. Modern research and study have proved that garlic has many therapeutic benefits for humans. It is now used for the treatment of many fatal diseases of heart and cancer. Garlic contains compounds like s-allycysteine, diallyldisulfide (DADS), garlicillin and diallyl trisulfide (DATS) that are useful in preventing many diseases. The many benefits of garlic include:
1.Helps in fighting cold and flu.
Garlic helps in fighting common infections like cold and flu. Intake of garlic cloves at the first signs of cold and flu helps to reduce the intensity of flu and treat it.
2.Helps in the treatment of ear infections.
Garlic oil is beneficial for the treatment of minor ear infections that are of common occurrence among children. For making garlic oil, mix crushed cloves of raw garlic in olive oil. Keep this mixture to settle at room temperature for few days. Then strain the oil and refrigerate it. For using the garlic oil, warm it and put few drops in the ear canal. Then plug the ear with a cotton ball.
3.Benefits to skin diseases.
The sulfur compound of garlic namely ajoene make it useful as an antifungal. Research and study have proved that garlic is beneficial for the treatment of skin infections like jock itch and ringworm. It is also useful for the treatment of other fungal infections like athlete’s foot. Intake of two cloves of garlic can help in the treatment of vaginal yeast infections.
4.Benefits for lactating mothers.
Regular intake of garlic especially during lactation helps to improve the flow of milk in lactating mothers. This helps them to feed their babies full stomach and for longer periods of time.
5.Helps in treatment of male sexual disorders.
Garlic contains a compound known as allicin that helps to improve blood flow in the pens and thus helps in the treatment of many sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction.
6.Helps to prevent many heart diseases.
Garlic reduces the levels of cholesterol in the blood. It also helps in the thinning of blood thus reducing the pressure that blood exerts on the arterial walls. It can thus be used for the prevention many heart diseases.
So the next time you get repelled by the strong and sulphurous odor of garlic remember the benefits of garlic and add health to your life.