Garlic, the most common ingredient in Indian dishes, the tiny spice that is present in almost every kitchen is not just a wonderful taste maker but also a natural product. It’s antiviral and antibacterial properties are being used for ages. It’s a tiny white pod with immense medicinal properties. Garlic is helpful in various medical conditions and below we list few of them:
The antibacterial and antifungal property of garlic makes it the natural remedy in treating various skin infections. It is also known to treat fungal infections like ringworm and athlete’s foot. Soaking your feet in warm water mixed with crushed garlic has a therapeutic effect.
Garlic is rich in antioxidants and therefore a daily dose of garlic increases the immune system of an Individual. The common cold problems can easily be cured by sipping garlic tea. It can be prepared by putting steep chopped or minced garlic in hot water for several minutes, then strain and drink. Add some honey or ginger to lift up the taste.
The antioxidants property of garlic helps to lower cholesterol levels and daily consumption of raw garlic is immensely beneficial in regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
The hair loss problem is a major lifestyle problem and garlic holds the perfect remedy for it. It has high levels of allicin, a sulfur compound similar to that found in onions and which is effective in hair loss treatment. Similarly the abundance of antioxidants helps in glowing skin.
As per studies, if raw garlic is eaten empty stomach, it acts as a powerful antibiotic. It is effective when consumed before breakfast as bacteria is exposed and cannot defend itself from succumbing to its power.
|Dr. Kundan Verma |