Garlic, an essential ingredient in many cuisines, not only enhances the flavor of many dishes but also provides a host of well documented health benefits as well. Touted as a ‘nature’s wonder drug’, nature’s antibiotic, nature’s penicillin, it can be easily incorporated into your daily diet either raw or cooked with meals or as health supplements. A daily dose of garlic is a great natural remedy to improve your health. Being pungent in flavor and warm in nature makes it especially good as a spring, autumn, winter diet supplement. Crushing garlic releases allicin, the main active medicinal sulfur compound of garlic.
3Beneficial to the cardiovascular system
It helps to prevent platelets in the blood from sticking together, lessen the risk of blood clot formation and enhances the removal of plague from the blood vessels thus benefiting the heart. It helps to prevent hardening of arteries by reducing fatty deposits on its walls and lowering high blood pressure and can be used to suppress production of harmful LDL cholesterol in the liver. Taking garlic capsules to assist in lowering high blood pressure might be more suitable than the raw herb with its pungent and spicy flavor and its warm nature, which might be too stimulating for people with high blood pressure. Aged garlic extract being rich in antioxidants, is beneficial to the cardiovascular system.