Monday, March 7, 2011

Benefits of Garlic

The benefits of garlic come primarily from its rich content of thiosulfinates, sulfides, sulfoxides, and other sulfur compounds. Garlic has been prized as a spice and medicine since ancient times in communities around the world.

Cardiovascular benefits - Garlic is said to protect against cardiovascular disease, to lower blood pressure and prevent blood platelet clumping.

Himalaya Garlic / Lasuna
Cholesterol benefits - Garlic is said to lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Antioxidant - Garlic contains allicin which scavenges free radicals and increases antioxidant enzymes atalase and glutathione peroxidase. Garlic inhibits lipid peroxidation and extends the life of the liver.

Antibacterial - Garlic is said to be a very effective antibacterial agent. It is often used as home remedy for various bacterial infections including Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptococcal meningitis, Candida albican and Staphylococcus.

Garlic capsules from Himalaya Herbals

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