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Health Benefits of Garlic

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Garlic is a widely used herb in the world and has a long history. Garlic, known by the scientific name allium sativum, is thought to have originated in Iran and Central America, but it did have a notable presence in Egypt in recorded history. Onions, cloves, and shallots are all related to garlic.

Garlic is a wonderful herb that may provide you with a plethora of health benefits. Even though people are unlikely to consume it in large portions, it has a good nutritional profile.

Regulating blood pressure, boosting body immunity, lowering LDL cholesterol, avoiding neurological-degenerative illnesses, removing heavy metal toxins present in the body, strengthening bones tissue, and optimizing microflora cultures are just a few of the health benefits of garlic. Preventing blood clots, treating yeast infections, decreasing asthma attacks, supporting eye, liver, and heart health, and treating eczema are other benefits.

Garlic is now cultivated in many regions of the globe, particularly in cooler climates or shaded regions. This makes it a versatile herb that may be used in a variety of dishes and as a herbal treatment for a variety of ailments.

Reduces Bad LDL Cholesterol

Garlic's ability to lower cholesterol is one of its well-known functions, with studies showing that it may decrease blood LDL by 10 to 15 percent. Crushed garlic cloves are used effectively by many people to reduce LDL levels. Garlic intake has little impact on HDL or triglyceride levels.

Helps People With Asthma

Asthma is an illness with an immunological component that causes hypersensitivity reactions. As a result, asthmatics are more prone to develop chronic rhinitis or allergies. Garlic consumption has been linked to lessen the sensitivity to environmental stimuli, which may help prevent asthma episodes.

May Treat Eczema

While eczema may be caused due to a variety of factors, there seems to be one prevailing factor that often occurs, which is immunological dysfunction. This may manifest as aberrant white blood cell activity, a suppression that leads to increased infection, or genetically passed on illnesses such as asthma. Eczema is more common among these people, and it may be a highly inconvenient and unpleasant disease. Garlic intake may decrease rash occurrence, improve healing, and lower the histamine reaction that causes itching. It's a good idea to include it in your diet.

Regulate Blood Pressure

According to a study done on people who use anti-hypertensive drugs but have poor blood pressure control, garlic had a significant impact in reducing blood pressure. Garlic supplementation of about 1 gram per day as garlic capsules has shown to significantly lower blood pressure levels and was found to be equivalent to prescription medicines in many instances. Garlic polysulfides, which have a vasodilatory effect on blood vessels, expand them, and reduce vessel wall tension, are believed to be responsible for reducing blood pressure.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Weston, Fla.

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