Garlic has been consumed as a food-cum-drugs for ages. The old myth that garlic wards off vampires could have some truth, meaning keeping diseases away. Garlic has many health benefits that makes it a wonder drug.
Garlic comes fortified with over 100 biologically useful chemicals. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties that helps to prevent diseases.
Health benefits of garlic
Regular consumption of garlic helps to regulates the blood sugar levels by increasing insulin levels in diabetics.
Garlic helps to lower cholesterol levels in the body. Research has revealed that daily consumption of 600 mgs of garlic will reduce cholesterol levels considerably.
Garlic has anti-bacterial properties and has the ability to fight infections. This makes it effective in treating skin problems like warts.
Due to its antibacterial and anesthetising properties, garlic can be used to treat toothaches.
This wonder drug also has aphrodisiac properties. By improving blood circulation, garlic helps to prolong sexual erection in men.
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