Garlic Health Benefits
Garlic is a plant which is commonly used to add spice into our dishes. Little as we know, garlic is not only used for culinary purposes but also for medicinal purposes. This plant is used as a good anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant and anti-viral medicine since and even before its discovery as containing medicinal properties. Garlic is a good source of allicin which definitely functions as above mentioned.
This pant used for cooking has made scientists curious in what other benefits could offer this to us. Upon simultaneous research and study, they indeed discovered that garlic has more medicinal functions. It is now used in treating or eradicating bad cholesterol in our system. Not only that, it was discovered that garlic can be a good treatment for parasites, poor digestion, respiratory problems and low energy. Studies concluded further that garlic, once consumed regularly, boosts up our immune system, controls our blood sugar and helps lower our blood pressure.
Garlic can also be used as an anti-allergy medication, good cough treatment and other throat irritations. Studies further suggest that garlic can be a preemptive cure for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, warts and toothaches. Further, it shows that garlic prevents coronary artery calcification. It also has the ability to lessen the amount of free radicals in our bloodstream. Among these studies conducted by experts, it can be concluded that that garlic indeed is another miracle plant which does not only add flavor and spice to our food but also has favorable medicinal contributions to our body.
Now that we already have a little background on what this fascinating plant could do, always put in mind that over consumption of anything will obviously create health problems. Among these effects are irritation or worst, damage to our digestive tracts as garlic has strong substances in it like allicin which can irritate sensitive parts of our body and over consumption of this might lead into headaches or skin rash.
Before trying the medicinal effects of garlic to help you minimize health problems, it is best to consult a doctor. Your doctor, before giving you this natural drug to maintain your health, might give you some tests or series of test wherever garlic indeed suits your medical needs or not. Consuming large amount of garlic without a doctors' advice might lead into more serious health problems. Nothing substitutes a doctors' recommendation especially regarding you health. Always be concerned about your health and do not hesitate to open new ideas on medicines to your attending doctors.