Efficacy and benefits of garlic | When you hear garlic, may be looming is the bad breath interfere. In fact, garlic is one of the many benefits of medicinal plants, so called "bulb thousand properties". Indeed, what substance contained in it? Is sharper scent means higher efficacy?
The plant with the Latin name "Allium sativum" of the family Alliaceae, including herbs are very popular in Asia. He gave a distinctive fragrant flavor in cooking, as well as lowering cholesterol contained in fatty foods. So do not be surprised if the Chinese, Korean and Japanese are using garlic as the main seasoning.
Garlic has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Even 3000 years BC, Chinese poets have been testing and writing benefits of garlic. Ancient Greek scholar Aristotle also have tested the garlic in the year 335 BC for use as a treatment. Ancient Egyptian manuscript notes that garlic was given to the workers who built the pyramids to keep them strong and healthy. The Russians made garlic as a "substitute for antibiotics" and known as "Russian penicillin" because it is believed contains the goodness of penicillin.
Efficacy and benefits of garlic, including:
- Contains antioxidants, carotene and selenium.
- Avoid heart disease when taken 2-3 pillowcase (cloves) a day.
- Cure high blood pressure.
- Lighten ulcers.
- Hinder growth and prevent cancer.
- Helps lower cholesterol levels when taken regularly in a certain period of time.
- Helps prevent blood clots through an anti-cholesterol ajoene.
- Helps relieve stress, anxiety and moodiness.
- Contains vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, calcium and potassium.
- Increasing blood insulin for diabetics.
- Prevent a decline in brain function and boost the immune system.
- Helps slow the aging process.
- Knocking out the free radicals that disrupt the immune system.
- As an antidote to the poison (detoxifier), which protects the body from various diseases.
- Helps to increase appetite.
- Possesses antimicrobial, antithrombotic, hypolipidemic, antiartritis, hypoglycemic, and antitumor.
Cautions in usage
- Garlic should not be eaten raw if you have stomach problems, because it can interfere with the stomach. It is recommended that first garlic stewed, fried, or roasted before being eaten.
- Garlic should not be used in any form when there is disease in the stomach and colon.
- Taking too much garlic make our breath smell. To eliminate bad breath from eating too much garlic, it is advisable to do the following:
- Drinking water concentrated tea or coffee after eating garlic
- Chewing lime zest
- Offset with protein foods, liver, and eggs
- Using garlic with boiled first or turned into pickles.