Garlic also is known as Allium, Lahsun.
Garlic consists of bulbs of the plant known as Allium sativum, belonging to the family Liliaceae.
Garlic is cultivated in Central Asia, Southern Europe, USA, and India. In India, it is found in almost all the states and cultivated as a spice or a condiment crop.
Garlic is cultivated in well-drained moderate clay loamy soil. It need cool moist climatic conditions during the growth and dry period during maturity. Garlic is a perennial herb with narrow flat leaves and bears white small flowers.
Garlic is used as a carminative, aphrodisiac, expectorant, stimulant and disinfectant in the treatment of pulmonary conditions. It is largely used as a condiment. Oil of garlic is used as anthelmintic and rubefacient.
Allicin is antibacterial. Garlic oil is useful in high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. It is reported to possess cholesterol suppressing properties.
The allicin present in the garlic helps in suppressing cold and cough symptoms.
Garlic when eaten regularly, helps in lowering blood pressure. The raw garlic is more beneficial than the cooked ones. Including garlic in your daily diet will help to keep heart diseases at bay. It also helps in thrombosis by reducing platelet aggregation.
The raw garlic is loaded with allicin which helps to lower down your low-density lipoproteins (LDL or bad cholesterol) and also triglycerides.
Garlic has cardioprotective properties, which helps in diseases like angina pectoris, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, thrombosis, hypertension, etc.
garlic is rich in sulfur and is considered to be an essential ingredient in menopausal women, helpful in treating osteoarthritis.
Garlic helps to fight infection because of its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral properties. Helps to heal wounds faster.
Adding raw garlic daily in your diet helps with all of your digestive problems. It helps to get rid of your intestinal issues like dysentery, diarrhea and colitis, etc. Basically, it helps in deworming. It removes bad bacteria from the body because of its antibacterial property.
Those suffering from diabetes or high sugar levels can include garlic in their diet. Over time they will see a significant improvement in their blood sugar levels.
Including garlic regularly in your diet will make your immune system stronger and healthier. It does so by increasing white blood cell counts.
The therapeutical compounds present in garlic helps in cancer prevention. It helps in reducing carcinogenic compounds and also reduces the tumors associated with breast cancer.
Garlic helps in obesity. It helps in reducing the bad cholesterol levels (LDL) in the body.
Garlic has antibacterial properties which help to fight infections.
Garlic helps to remove parasites present in the stomach that can cause peptic ulcers. It antibacterial, antiseptic property prevents further damage to the body.
Garlic helps to flush out toxins from the body. Purifies your blood and gives you a healthy complexion.
Garlic kills bacteria and helps to clear acne. The topical application of garlic clove and help you clear out your acne in no time. Its antibacterial property helps to fight infection by disinfecting the pores and drying out the acne.
Garlic is loaded with an antioxidant property that fights free radicals and prevents further damage to the skin. Delays signs of aging. Boost collagen production. Keeps the skin young for a long time.
Garlic is rich in sulfur, which helps the skin to boost collagen production and restores the elasticity of the skin. Helps in removing the stretch marks and also prevents further occurrence of it.
The sulfur present in garlic helps in nail growth. It prevents discoloration of the nails. Makes your nail healthy and shiny.
Hairfall is a major problem nowadays in almost all age groups. The sulfur present in garlic helps in making the scalp healthy. Garlic possesses an antibacterial, antifungal property that helps to fight scalp infection. Provides blood circulation to the skin. Helps to promote healthy hair growth.
The antifungal property of garlic helps to remove all the scalp infections that are the real barriers of hair problems. Provides necessary nutrients to the scalp and aids in dandruff free hair.
The garlic is pungent in nature. The aroma of garlic is responsible for eradicating lice from the hair.