The Life-Saving Properties of Garlic Revealed


Research on garlic indicates that it may provide an ideal low-cost and safe alternative to drugs and vaccines in reducing the three most common causes of death in the world.

In a world mesmerized by the false promises of pharmaceutical industry marketing copy, as well as inundated with aggressively marketed dietary supplements, many of which are manufactured by the same companies making a killing off patented chemicals (Bayer owns One A Day, Pfizer owns Centrum), it is reassuring to know that the kitchen pantry will never fail us…

Inexpensive, time-tested, safe and delicious, many spices are attaining recognition for being, quite literally, ‘life saving,’ which is likely one reason why, in ancient times, many were worth their weight in gold.

 

This time around, the health benefits of ancient ‘folk remedies’ like garlic are being confirmed by straight-laced men and women in lab coats. Which, when it comes to the conventional medical establishment, blighted as it is by the epistemological disease known as myopia, is considered the only valid way to ascertain the truth. Never mind the countless millions of people who, since the beginning of time, have used a different standard of proof: if it works and it is safe, then its true.

We all know that garlic is not shy to make its presence known. The smallest culinary dose is enough to suffuse the entire body with its aroma. Garlic also permeates the research literature: the biomedical database known as MEDLINE, provided by the National Library of Medicine, contains over 5500 study abstracts on garlic, a number of which we have indexed and organized for your use on GreenMedInfo: Health Benefits of Garlic.

A cursory perusal of the literature there indicates that garlic has a significant role to play in preventing or treating well over 150 health conditions, ranging from cancer to diabetes, infection to plaque buildup in the arteries, DNA damage to mercury poisoning.

In fact, a strong argument can be made (pun intended) that expanding the availability of garlic around the world as both a food and a medicine could prevent millions of deaths annually. According to World Health Organization statistics, the populations of poorer countries die manly from causes directly connected to communicable infectious diseases, which incidentally are not caused by a lack of vaccines, rather, primarily through under-nutrition and malnourishment, lack of sanitation and hygiene, as well as the adverse physiological consequences of the depression and stress associated with poverty.  The greater use and availability of garlic might provide a perfect alternative to global vaccine initiatives, the use of which are driven less by compelling scientific research, and more by political and economic forces. Garlic is easier to acquire and distribute, and can often be grown by the affected persons or communities affected, making it essentially free.

Garlic Versus #1 Cause of Death for the Poorest Countries

As far as the research goes, garlic has immensely powerful anti-infective properties, experimentally confirmed to kill the following:

  1. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) [1], [2]
  2. Thrush (Fungal overgrowth in oral cavity) [3]
  3. Pseudomonas Aerigonosima, including drug-resistant strains [4][5][6]
  4. Cytomegalavirus Infections [7] [8] [9] [10]
  5. Mycotoxin-associated aflatoxicosis [11] [12]
  6. Helicobacter Pylori infection [13]
  7. Candida (Yeast) infection [14] [15] [16]
  8. Klebseilla infection [17] [18]
  9. HIV-1 infection [19] [20]
  10. Vibrio infection [21] [22]
  11. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant [23]
  12. Clostridium infections [24]
  13. Viral Infections:  Herpes Simplex 1 and 2, Parainfluenza virus type 3, vaccinia virus, vesicular stomatitis virus and human rhinovirus type 2.
  14. Group B Streptococcus Infection [25] [26]

This is an impressive smattering of research, but it is likely only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to garlic’s ability to fight infection. Remember, a lack of scientific proof does not imply a lack of efficacy. Given that conventional antibiotics are not only failing, but driving bacteria and viruses into greater lethality, we can’t wait around for the multi-billion dollar clinical trial-based drug approval process to turn its attention to a non-patentable natural substance.  Such a profit-oriented approach would be highly unethical.

Garlic Versus the Developed World’s #1 and #2 Killers

The research on Greenmedinfo.com shows garlic has value in 167 health conditions or disease symptoms, but the greatest density of research indicates garlic’s role in preventing and/or treating Cardiovascular Disease and Cancers, the two primary causes of death within high-income countries.[27]

This is an interesting finding. The drug industry has been fantasizing about a so-called ‘polypill’ for quite some time, an idea involving mixing various patented medicines together for a condition like heart disease (e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol, blood thinner), but to no avail. Patented chemicals have far too many side effects, so when you mix them together, you only compound their multitudinous chemical toxicities. Natural substances, on the other hand, and especially those which play a role in culinary traditions as “spices,” appear to have the opposite karma. Namely, they have far more ‘side benefits’ than ‘side effects.’

Garlic’s cardioprotective effects include:

  1. Retards progression of arterial plaque [28] [29] [30]
  2. Beneficially decreases white adipose tissue, increases white adipose tissue around heart muscle [31]
  3. Protects against clotting [32] [33]
  4. Positively modulates blood lipids [34],[35],[36]
  5. Vasodilator [37]
  6. Reduces blood pressure [38]
  7. Antioxidant [39]
  8. Endothelial Dysfunction [40] [41]
  9. Vascular Inflammation [42]

Here is a quick review of the cancers that garlic has been found to kill:

  1. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia [43]
  2. Acute Myeloid Leukemia [44]
  3. Basal Cell Carcinoma [45]
  4. Breast Cancer [46],[47]
  5. Cervical Cancer [48]
  6. Colon Cancer [49]
  7. Endometrial Cancer [50] [51]
  8. Gastric Cancer [52] [53]
  9. Leukemia: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) [54]
  10. Liver Cancer [55] [56] [57]  [58]
  11. Lymphoma [59] [60]
  12. Melanoma [61]
  13. Osteosarcoma [62]
  14. Pancreatic Cancer [63]

Garlic, like so many other complex foods, contains a wide range of phytocompounds that articulate at least 200 distinct physiological responses in the mammalian body (see our 86 pharmacological actions list on GreenMedInfo’s Garlic Research page).

How can this be so?

One explanation is that all foods contain not only physical building blocks, e.g. carbs, proteins, lipids, and are not only a source of energy (caloric content), but contain gene and epigene regulatory information. There are ‘packets’ of energy and information contained within the conformational state of the biomolecules found within these plant tissues. Our co-evolution with the plant kingdom for the past half a billion years has resulted in the very genetic/molecular fabric of our body depending on certain key compounds from plants in our diet, delivered in natural form, not irradiated, overly-cooked, petrochemically-farmed. Garlic’s ability to fit like a key, into many different types of locks (an impossible feat for monochemical ‘magic bullets’), reflects an likely infinitely complex intelligence in the relationship between plant and animal species. Which speaks to how important foods are not simply as ‘medicine,’ but that from which our bodily health grows organically, and without which disease is a natural consequence.

Eating lots of garlic makes men ‘smell more attractive to women’


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Men: want more success with the ladies? Think your body odour could do with a bit of care and attention?

Well, forget about pricey colognes, and just start increasing your garlic consumption.

Yes, garlic, that stinkiest of foodstuffs, can apparently make men smell more attractive to women.

It sounds entirely counterintuitive, but that was the verdict of a 2015 study, the findings of which have resurfaced online in recent days.

Researchers from the University of Stirling and Prague’s Charles University asked 42 men in rotation to eat raw garlic, garlic capsules, or no garlic, and wear pads in their armpits for 12 hours afterwards to collect body odour.

Then, 82 women were asked to sniff the odour samples and judge them on their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity and intensity.

The body odour of the men was perceived to be “significantly more attractive and less intense” when they had eaten the garlic in bulb and capsule form than when they (the same men) hadn’t eaten it.

“Certainly, breath odour plays a crucial role in most social interactions, but human axillary (armpit) odour is also an important factor in intimate relationships,” researchers wrote in the journal Appetite.

“Our results indicate that garlic consumption may have positive effects on perceived body odour hedonicity (the pleasure derived from it), perhaps due to its health effects, for example antioxidant properties and antimicrobial activity.

 “From an evolutionary perspective, formation of preferences for diet-associated body odours was possibly shaped by means of sexual selection.

“Previous research indicates that many animal species use diet-associated cues to select mates in good physical condition.

“As the health benefits of garlic consumption include antioxidant, immunostimulant, cardiovascular, bactericidal and anti-cancer effects, it is plausible that human odour preferences have been shaped by sexual selection.

Previous studies have shown that garlic consumption can also affect the odour of human breast milk, increasing the time infants spend on their mother’s breast and feeding more vigorously.

Garlic Cures 100% of Warts In Clinical Study


Garlic Cures 100% of Warts In Clincal Study

In the first study of its kind, this common herb was found to have remarkable healing results for common warts and corns.

A clinical study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, titled “Healing effect of garlic extract on warts and corns,” reveals the amazing healing properties of garlic extract in healing common warts and corns.

Warts are caused by the virus human papilloma virus (HPV), and corns by pressure of friction. They are some of the most common conditions found in dermatological practice today.

In the new study, peeled garlic was processed to produce either a water or fat based extract. A total of twenty-eight patients with 2-96 warts, nine patients with 1-2 corns, and a control group consisting of five patients with 7-35 warts were enrolled in the study.  The study design involved the following methodology:

  • In the first phase of the trial, a water extract of garlic was applied twice daily on warts in five patients with 3–5 warts.
  • In the second phase, 23 patients with 2–96 warts (all on the hands except for two cases who had plantar warts), and nine patients with 1–2 corns on the feet, were treated by applying a fat-soluble extract of garlic twice daily.
  • A control group including two patients with warts and two with corns were treated with a 2:1 ratio of chloroform and methanol solution (the lipid solvent) for a period of 20 days to eliminate the possibility that the treatment results were affected by the solvent.

The treatment results were reported as follows:

  • Water extract of garlic: “[F]ive cases received the aqueous garlic extract for 30–40 days, which resulted only in the disappearance of small warts and partial improvement of larger warts. Treatment with the aqueous extract of garlic needed a period of more than 2 months to achieve a partial recovery in the patients.”
  • Fat-soluble extract of garlic: “Twenty-three patients with 2–96 warts, and nine patients with 1–2 corns were treated by applying the lipid extract. In this group, complete recovery was observed in all cases with warts after 1–2 weeks of treatment (Fig. 1). Seven out of nine patients with corn(s) showed complete recovery (Fig. 2) while two cases showed marked improvement close to full recovery with no further improvement on continuation of treatment. The period for the treatment of corn(s) in this group was between 10 and 20 days.”
  • Chloroform: methanol (control group): The control group showed no improvement.

These study results clearly reveal that the fat-soluble extract of garlic has great potential to heal these common dermatological conditions, with 100% recovery in those with warts, and 80% recovery in those with corns.

Warts

(a) Wart on finger. (b) The wart has disappeared after treatment with lipid extract of garlic

The researchers expanded on the implications of their findings by pointing out the relatively inferior results offered through conventional treatments:

“Current treatment for warts in our clinics includes: electrocautery, cryotherapy or application of keratolytics. These approaches are not fully successful, and in some cases warts reappear. In our study, treatment with garlic extract resulted in no recurrence of warts during the follow-up observation period (3–4 months)… Removal of corns by surgery, which is practiced in most clinics, can be painful and costly. Treatment with garlic extract appears to be a more convenient modality.”

Finally, the researchers identified the following four possible mechanisms of garlic’s anti-wart and anti-corn properties:

  • Anti-viral – HPV virus is the primary cause of the common wart. Garlic’s anti-viral properties are well established.
  • Anti-tumor – warts are actually HPV-associated growths, not unlike benign tumors. Garlic has been found to destroy a wide range of cancer cells. You can view a list of over 160 diseases garlic has been studied to have potential therapeutic value in, including over a dozen different forms of cancer.
  • Immune modulatory – The researchers noted that while the mechanism of garlic’s anti-wart and anti-corns activity is unknown, “…enhancement of immunological responses elicited by garlic may be responsible.”
  • Fibrinolytic activity – The researchers observed: “Application of garlic extract on a corn caused the removal of the corn from its place. It seems that because of the fibrinolytic effect of garlic, the surrounding fibrin tissue of the corn capsule was lyzed and the capsule was separated from the main tissue.”

Garlic Kills 14 Kinds Of Cancer And 13 Types Of Infection. Why Don’t Doctors Prescribe It? 


Garlic is known to be an extremely effective vegetable, which can provide an immense number of health benefits. The list of diseases that garlic can kill is long, and includes:

  • Helicobacter Pylori infection
  • Candida (Yeast) infection
  • Thrush (Fungal overgrowth in oral cavity)
  • Mycotoxin-associated aflatoxicosis
  • Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • Klebsiella infection
  • HIV-1 infection
  • Vibrio infection
  • Pseudomonas Aerigonosima(including drug-resistant strains)
  • Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant Clostridium infection
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections
  • Viral Infections ( Herpes Simplex 1 and 2, Parainfluenza virus type 3, vaccinia virus, vesicular stomatitis virus and human rhinovirus type 2)
  • Group B Streptococcus Infection

Garlic Kills 14 Kinds Of Cancer And 13 Types Of Infection

 

These are only a small part of the health conditions in which garlic can be of great use due to its powerful properties to fight infection.

This amazing vegetable has been used to treat and cure cancer throughout the ages. Even Hippocrates recommended the consumption of large amounts of crushed garlic as a cure for cancer.

If you decide to heal your cancer using this remarkable item as an anti-fungal, you should take at least 5-6 cloves of (crushed) garlic per day. There are about 12 cloves per the whole pod of garlic.

Moreover, note that you should let them sit for at least 15 minutes after they have been crushed. This amount of time is needed to release an enzyme (allinase) that produces these anti-fungal, anti-cancer compounds.

However, you can eat the raw or cooked garlic as part of sandwiches or other meals, but according to research, garlic supplements do not produce the same anti-cancer, anti-fungal results.

Garlic also permeates the research literature: the biomedical database known as MEDLINE, provided by the National Library of Medicine, contains 4245 study abstracts on garlic.

According to the data given there, garlic is extremely important in preventing or treating well over 150 health conditions, ranging from cancer to diabetes, infection to plaque buildup in the arteries, DNA damage to mercury poisoning.

Furthermore, in the research on Greenmedinfo.com, it was also stated that garlic has value in 167 health conditions or disease symptoms, but the greatest density of research indicates garlic’s role in preventing and/or treating Cardiovascular Disease and Cancers, the two primary causes of death within high-income countries.

Inexpensive, time-tested, safe and delicious, natural remedies and spices like garlic have been ‘life saving’, and consequently, in ancient times, many were worth their weight in gold.

Nowadays, although we are aware of its power and are starting to be more and more convinced in it, it seems that doctors will always prescribe drugs as part of our treatments.

Therefore, you are responsible for your own health. Learn how you can use the nature to improve your health and always use its items if they work and they are safe.

Garlic gets the girl: Forget aftershave – just eat garlic to attract women, study finds.


Scientists finds that sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women because it suggests the person is healthy

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It might sound like the most unlikely of dating tips, but a study has found that men should forget the aftershave and try eating some garlic instead.

sweaty back 

Scientists found that the sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women. The researchers suggested that women might have evolved to prefer the type of smell that eating garlic – which is a highly nutritious food – produces in armpit sweat, because it suggests the person is healthy.

Garlic has antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties and studies have suggested it canhelp reduce the incidence of colds, and even high blood pressure and some cancers.

Or, it could simply be that the antibacterial action of the garlic makes the armpits smell sweeter by reducing the density of the microbes which cause the nasty odours, the researchers from theUniversity of Stirling in Scotland and Charles University in the Czech Republic sai

“Certainly, breath odour plays a crucial role in most social interactions, but human axillary (armpit) odour is also an important factor in intimate relationships,” the researchers wrote in the journal Appetite.

Garlic 

“Our results indicate that garlic consumption may have positive effects on perceived body odour hedonicity (the pleasure derived from it), perhaps due to its health effects, for example antioxidant properties and antimicrobial activity.

“From an evolutionary perspective, formation of preferences for diet-associated body odours was possibly shaped by means of sexual selection.

“Obviously, garlic negatively influences the individuals’ breath on account of sulphur-containing gases which does not seem to apply to the body odour”
researchers

“As the health benefits of garlic consumption include antioxidant, immune-stimulant, cardiovascular, bactericidal, and anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer) effects, it is plausible that human odour preferences have been similarly shaped by sexual selection.

Garlic 

“Obviously, garlic negatively influences the individuals’ breath on account of sulphur-containing gases which does not seem to apply to the body odour,” the researchers added.

“The compounds contributing to garlic odour might not reach the skin glands in perceptible quantities, because the sulphurous constituents are highly volatile and many leave the body through the mouth.”

For the study, 42 men were asked in rotation to eat raw garlic, garlic capsules, or no garlic, and wear pads in their armpits for 12 hours afterwards to collect body odour.

Then, 82 women were asked to sniff the odour samples and judge them on their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity and intensity.

The body odour of the men was perceived to be “significantly more attractive and less intense” when they had eaten the garlic in bulb and capsule form than when they (the same men) hadn’t eaten it.

The effect only came into play once the men were eating a substantial amount of garlic, the researchers found. In the first experiment, when the men ate 6g of garlic – the equivalent of two cloves – with bread and cheese – there was no difference in the ratings between then and when they simply ate the bread and cheese on its own.

But when the dosage was doubled to 12g, or four cloves, the men were judged to smell more attractive than when they hadn’t eaten it.

In the third experiment, when the men ate the same amount (12g) of garlic but in capsule form (12 x 1,000mg garlic capsules), their odour was also perceived as more attractive.

Previous studies have shown that garlic consumption can also affect the odour of human breast milk, increasing the time infants spend on their mother’s breast and feeding more vigorously.

Garlic Cures 100% of Warts In Clinical Study


In the first study of its kind, this common herb was found to have remarkable healing results for common warts and corns.

A clinical study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, titled “Healing effect of garlic extract on warts and corns,” reveals the amazing healing properties of garlic extract in healing common warts and corns.

Warts are caused by the virus human papilloma virus (HPV), and corns by pressure of friction. They are some of the most common conditions found in dermatological practice today.

In the new study, peeled garlic was processed to produce either a water or fat based extract. A total of twenty-eight patients with 2-96 warts, nine patients with 1-2 corns, and a control group consisting of five patients with 7-35 warts were enrolled in the study.  The study design involved the following methodology:

  • In the first phase of the trial, a water extract of garlic was applied twice daily on warts in five patients with 3–5 warts.
  • In the second phase, 23 patients with 2–96 warts (all on the hands except for two cases who had plantar warts), and nine patients with 1–2 corns on the feet, were treated by applying a fat-soluble extract of garlic twice daily.
  • A control group including two patients with warts and two with corns were treated with a 2:1 ratio of chloroform and methanol solution (the lipid solvent) for a period of 20 days to eliminate the possibility that the treatment results were affected by the solvent.

The treatment results were reported as follows:

  • Water extract of garlic: “[F]ive cases received the aqueous garlic extract for 30–40 days, which resulted only in the disappearance of small warts and partial improvement of larger warts. Treatment with the aqueous extract of garlic needed a period of more than 2 months to achieve a partial recovery in the patients.”
  • Fat-soluble extract of garlic: “Twenty-three patients with 2–96 warts, and nine patients with 1–2 corns were treated by applying the lipid extract. In this group, complete recovery was observed in all cases with warts after 1–2 weeks of treatment (Fig. 1). Seven out of nine patients with corn(s) showed complete recovery (Fig. 2) while two cases showed marked improvement close to full recovery with no further improvement on continuation of treatment. The period for the treatment of corn(s) in this group was between 10 and 20 days.”
  • Chloroform: methanol (control group): The control group showed no improvement.

These study results clearly reveal that the fat-soluble extract of garlic has great potential to heal these common dermatological conditions, with 100% recovery in those with warts, and 80% recovery in those with corns.

Warts

(a) Wart on finger. (b) The wart has disappeared after treatment with lipid extract of garlic

The researchers expanded on the implications of their findings by pointing out the relatively inferior results offered through conventional treatments:

“Current treatment for warts in our clinics includes: electrocautery, cryotherapy or application of keratolytics. These approaches are not fully successful, and in some cases warts reappear. In our study, treatment with garlic extract resulted in no recurrence of warts during the follow-up observation period (3–4 months)… Removal of corns by surgery, which is practiced in most clinics, can be painful and costly. Treatment with garlic extract appears to be a more convenient modality.”

Finally, the researchers identified the following four possible mechanisms of garlic’s anti-wart and anti-corn properties:

  • Anti-viral – HPV virus is the primary cause of the common wart. Garlic’s anti-viral properties are well established.
  • Anti-tumor – warts are actually HPV-associated growths, not unlike benign tumors. Garlic has been found to destroy a wide range of cancer cells. You can view a list of over 160 diseases garlic has been studied to have potential therapeutic value in, including over a dozen different forms of cancer.
  • Immune modulatory – The researchers noted that while the mechanism of garlic’s anti-wart and anti-corns activity is unknown, “…enhancement of immunological responses elicited by garlic may be responsible.”
  • Fibrinolytic activity – The researchers observed: “Application of garlic extract on a corn caused the removal of the corn from its place. It seems that because of the fibrinolytic effect of garlic, the surrounding fibrin tissue of the corn capsule was lyzed and the capsule was separated from the main tissue.”

Have this concoction for 7 days and see what happens to you.


Garlic and honey may seem like odd ingredients to put together, but combining them results in an impressive immune-boosting substance that will keep your body healthy and strong.

Not only is garlic the perfect choice for adding flavour to a savory recipe, it provides a long list of health benefits thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties. Garlic contains a compound known as allicin, which has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels, prevent blood clotting, and has been shown to have anti-cancer properties and anti-microbial affects.Garlic is low in calories, but high in nutrients, containing Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, selenium and fiber. It’s a natural immune system booster that helps the body fight infection. One study found that a daily dose of garlic reduced the number of colds by 63%, while reducing the average length of cold symptoms by 70%. On the other hand, raw honey is full of antioxidants, along with enzymes and minerals including iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. It also contains Vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.

But raw honey is rich in taste and has a high number of nutritional benefits. It has a healthy glycemic index that aids in better digestion.  The natural vitamins and minerals in raw honey help lower cholesterol levels. Raw honey helps to fuel the body and the mind while making it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Its antibacterial and antioxidant properties make it a great remedy for the immune system!

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Warning: Stop Using Garlic If You Are in These 6 Types of People


Garlic is an herb best known as a flavoring for food. Over the years, people have used garlic as a medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of diseases and conditions.

Nevertheless, there are six types of people who should not eat garlic.

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1. People who have liver problems

Some people believe that garlic is an antibacterial and antiviral food and it can kill bacteria and viruses, so they are eating garlic in order to prevent hepatitis. Also, people who already have hepatitis eat garlic every day to cure it. Garlic cannot be used to treat or kill hepatitis virus.

Some elements in garlic may cause stimulation on the stomach and intestines, which may inhibit the secretion of digestive juice in intestinal tract, and affect the digestion of food, thereby aggravating many symptoms for the hepatitis patients, such as nausea.

Moreover, the exaggerated use of garlic can cause anemia because some its components decrease red blood cells and hemoglobin.

2. People suffering from non-bacterial diarrhea

If patients with diarrhea consume raw garlic, the spicy flavor of the garlic may stimulate the intestines which may cause intestinal mucosal hyperemia and edema aggravation, and make the condition even worse.

If the diarrhea has occurred, consumption of garlic should be careful.

3. People with eye diseases

Patients with eye disease should try to not eat garlic, especially those with poor health. Doctors of traditional Chinese medicines believe that the regular consumption of garlic in large quantities for longer period of time would damage the eyes and the liver, but also it may trigger hypopsia, tinnitus, front heaviness, memory loss and so on.

4. Patients before surgery

Patients who will undergo a surgery should stop taking garlic at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery because it might prolong bleeding.

5. Pregnant women and Women breastfeeding

When taken in the amounts normally found in food, garlic is likely safe to use during pregnancy. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of using garlic on the skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Hence garlic is possibly unsafe when used in medicinal amounts during pregnancy and when breast-feeding.

6. People with low blood pressure

It can lower blood pressure. In theory, taking garlic might make blood pressure become too low in people with low blood pressure.

Is Garlic Good For You? 7 Surprising Benefits Of Garlic For Optimal Health


Garlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly superfood health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a fresh plant and supplement, can strengthen immune function and boost overall well-being.

Close-up of garlic bunched together

Garlic’s delicious flavor and health benefits have led to a steady increase in demand. The average garlic consumption per capita per year is 2 pounds. A healthy adult can safely consume up to four cloves of garlic each day, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, with each one weighing about a gram.

The body-strengthening effects of this herb are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health.

1. Treats Acne

This herb may not be found in acne products’ list of ingredients, but it can serve as a natural topical treatment to get rid of blemishes. Allicin, the organic compound in garlic, has the ability to stop the damaging effects of radicals and kill bacteria, according to a 2009 studypublished in the journal Angewandte Chemie. In its decomposed form — sulfenic acid — allicin produces a fast reaction with radicals, which makes it a valuable herb for treating acne scars, skin diseases, and allergies.

2. Treats Hair Loss

A head full of hair that smells like garlic could help in the treatment of hair loss. The herb’s extremely high sulfur content contains keratin, the protein hair is made of. This stimulates fortification and growth. A 2007 study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology found the use of a garlic gel added to the therapeutic efficacy of topical betamethasone valerate for alopecia areata treatment can be effective to induce hair re-growth.

3. Fights Common Cold

Garlic’s allicin can serve as a health aid during times of illness. Rene Ficek, a registered dietician and a lead nutrition expert at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating in Illinois told Medical Daily in an email: “Garlic cloves contain a healthy dose of allicin, but you may still need a few cloves per day to feel the effects.” However, garlic supplementation can also be used to ward off viruses.

A 2001 study published in the journal Advances In Therapy found a daily garlic supplement can reduce the number of colds by 63 percent compared to not taking supplements. Moreover, the average length of cold symptoms was also reduced to 70 percent, from five days in the control group to 1.5 days in garlic supplement group. These findings suggest the allicin-containing supplement has a protective effect against the common cold.

4. Lowers Blood Pressure

A garlic supplement a day may help keep your blood pressure at bay. Its active compounds can significantly reduce blood pressure comparable to the effects of prescribed drugs. Aged garlic extract between 600 to 1,500 milligrams (mg) was found to be just as effective as the drug Atenolol prescribed for hypertension in a 24-week period, according to a 2013 study published in the Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Garlic is believed to activate the production of the endothelium-derived relaxation factor, according to Ficek, due to the herb’s high amount of polysulfides — sulfur — containing molecules. This leads to smooth muscle relaxation and vasodilation (widening of blood vessels), following the relaxation of the smooth muscle in the vessel wall. Garlic supplements can achieve these effects efficiently without the bad breath compared to raw garlic.

5. Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Garlic can help lower the risk of heart disease by lowering total LDL cholesterol. A 2000 studypublished in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found the effect of garlic on total cholesterol level in people with elevated levels moderately reduced cholesterol levels.Vandana Sheth, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics told Medical Daily in an email that this is achieved by “diminishing the activity of main cholesterol-producing enzyme in the liver.” Garlic supplements can enhance the body’s ability to dissolve blood clots that would otherwise increase the risk of heart attacks by closing the arteries.

6. Enhances Physical Performance

Garlic can help increase exercise capacity and reduce exercise-induced fatigue. “[G]arlic has a long history of being used in ancient cultures to reduce fatigue and enhance the work capacity of laborers,” Ficek said. Garlic oil has been shown to improve the exercise capacity of people with heart disease. A 2005 study published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacologyfound participants with heart disease who took garlic oil for six weeks saw a reduction in peak heart rate by 12 percent. This was accompanied by an improvement in their physical endurance during a treadmill exercise.

7. Improves Bone Health

The alkalizing vegetable is filled with bone-healthy nutrients such as zinc, manganese, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Risa Groux, a holistic nutritionist and ChazzLIVE expert toldMedical Daily in an email: “Garlic is really high in manganese, which contains enzymes and antioxidants that facilitates the formation of bones and connective tissues, bone metabolism, and calcium absorption.”

Garlic may help reduce bone loss through the increase of estrogen in females. A 2007 studypublished in the journal Phytotherapy Research found garlic oil was able to preserve the skeletal health of rodents when under a hypogonadal situation. In other words, garlic contains nutrients that act as building blocks for healthy, strong bones.

Garlic can be a flavorful addition to your dish and also double as a valuable aid to your health.

Women find the smell of sweat more attractive after eating garlic.


 

  • Men were asked to eat raw garlic, garlic capsules, or no garlic
  • Their sweat was then collected on armpit pads over the course of 12 hours 
  • Women sniffed the pads and rated them for attractiveness and masculinity
  • The more garlic the men ate, the more attractive they were perceived   

Scientists have found that the sweat of men who have eaten garlic is more attractive to women

It might sound like the most unlikely of dating tips.

But guys, if you want to get the girl, forget the aftershave and try eating garlic instead.

Scientists found the sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women.

The researchers suggested that women may have evolved to prefer the type of smell that eating garlic – which is a highly nutritious food – produces in armpit sweat, because it suggests the person is healthy.

Garlic has antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties and studies have suggested it can help reduce the incidence of colds, and even high blood pressure and some cancers.

Or, it could simply be that the antibacterial action of the garlic makes the armpits smell sweeter by reducing the density of the microbes which cause the nasty odours, the researchers from the University of Stirling in Scotland and Charles University in the Czech Republic said.

‘Certainly, breath odour plays a crucial role in most social interactions, but human axillary (armpit) odour is also an important factor in intimate relationships,’ the researchers wrote in the journal Appetite.

‘Our results indicate that garlic consumption may have positive effects on perceived body odour hedonicity (the pleasure derived from it), perhaps due to its health effects, for example antioxidant properties and antimicrobial activity.

‘From an evolutionary perspective, formation of preferences for diet-associated body odours was possibly shaped by means of sexual selection.

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