Garlic and its Health Benefits to the Body

Garlic is a plant in the Allium (onion) family. It is an ingredient used in cooking foods due to its strong smell and delicious taste. It has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history.

Garlic is beneficial to the body in various ways:

  • The allicin is used as medicinal properties


Allicin is a sulphur compound formed when garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed; it is also responsible for the distinct garlic smell. Allicin enters the body through the digestive track and travels all over the body and its potent biological effects work.

  • Flu and Cold

garlic, ginger, honey

Garlic when taken whether raw or cooked or sipping some garlic tea (with a touch of ginger or honey) it relieves a stuffed nose and cure the cold but also build your immune.

  • Weight loss

Garlic stimulates the satiety hormone, which reduces binge, sugar cravings, junk food and oily stuff. It also release norepinephrine and neurotransmitter that boosts metabolism.

  • Heart diseases

Garlic prevents heart disease when consumed on daily basis whether raw or in food, it helps lover cholesterol levels through anti-oxidant properties of also regulates blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

  • Scalp and hair loss


Garlic could end your hair loss problems because of high levels of allicin. The Sulphur compound found in both onion and garlic are effective to treat hair loss. On how to apply it, pick the sliced cloves of garlic rub them on your scalp, rinse and repeat that severally and wait for the results.

  • Sex

Garlic improves your mood and boost your sex life. According to study, men who eat garlic actually smell more attractive to the opposite sex and I do not mean the breath, but their body odour.

  • Cancer prevention

Studies indicates that daily consumption of garlic and prevents stomach and colorectal cancers. It is said to strengthen the immunity of the body against cancer.



The sulphur compound in Allicin tends to lose its medicinal properties when garlic is cooked completely, therefore, it is imperative to consume garlic raw or semi-cooked to derive any of its benefits


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