Nutrition & Diet


Garlic is the oldest known medicinal plant or spice in existence. It belongs to the genus Allium and is native to central Asia. Mankind recognised the curative qualities of this masic herb over 3,000 years ago. Consuming garlic on a daily basis (in food or raw) helps to lower cholesterol levels because of the antioxidant properties of Allicin. It is also immensely beneficial to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Garlic provides a variety of different nutritional benefits such as the garlic juice as an antiseptic for treating war wounds during the World War I. It also contains useful minerals such as phosphorus, calcium and iron as well as trace minerals like iodine, sulphur, and chlorine which also present in the cloves. In terms of organic compounds, garlic is one of the rarest sources of allicin and allisatin 1 and 2.

The health benefits of garlic were realised centuries ago by mankind. It is very effective when eaten raw, either crushed or chopped. As little as one clove of garlic per day may bring about a vast improvement in the overall health of an individual. Consuming too much garlic however, is not very good as it can cause irritation of the digestive system. The only drawback for using garlic is bad breath, other than that, garlic is a medicinal boom for mankind.




Boosts digestion 

Daily inclusion of garlic in your food or diet aids in eliminating any digestive problems. The herb assists in the normal functioning of the intestines for good digestion. Even swallowing problems or irritation of the gastric canal may be rectified with garlic as a treatment.

Reduces Hypertension 

Garlic is one of the herbal treatments for controlling high blood pressure. The allicin present in the garlic helps to relax thrombosis by reducing platelet aggregation.

Eye care

Garlic is rich in nutrients like selenium, quercetin, and vitamin c, all of which help treat eye infections and swelling.

Treats intestinal problems 

Garlic clears up most intestinal problems like dysentery, diarrhoea and colitis. It’s role in dispelling worms is very phenomenal. It does not affect the functioning of the useful organisms in the intestine which aid digestion but only the harmful bacteria present in the intestine.

Increases libido 

Garlic has certain aphrodisiac properties so it can be utilised as an effectual rejuvenation for sexual drive.  Garlic enhances libido of both males and females and it can protect those who overindulge in Sexual activities from nervous fatigue when consumed in supplemental forms in their diet.

Treats cold

Raw garlic is used in treating colds and coughs.  At the very onset of a cold, you can take at least two crushed cloves of garlic which can help in lessening the severity of your cold.

Prevents Acne

A large number of the people in the world suffer from mild to severe forms if acne. Garlic may be used along with other ingredients like honey, cream and turmeric to treat acne scars and prevent the initial development of acne. Garlic acts as a cleanser and also an antibiotic substance for soothing skin rashes.



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