What are the health benefits of garlic ?

What is garlic ?

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species in the onion genus,Allium. It is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran. Garlic is a widely distributed plant. It is used for common seasoning worldwide. 

It is a universal folk spice and food, a well-trusted home remedy.Garlic has nutritional components. They are vital for the human body .It can be used against different diseases.Garlic was against helminths, and externally for curing a range of skin diseases and dandruff.

Garlic is used for consumption for medicinal purposes.Garlic can be used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.It may be useful in treating and preventing these due to its antimicrobial properties.Garlic also helps prevent heart disease and strokes. 

Garlic also contains a wide range of trace minerals and is rich in copper, iron, zinc, magnesium , germanium, selenium ,vitamins A and C, and various amino acids .

Garlic is an important  component in many or most dishes of various regions, including eastern Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, northern Africa, southern Europe, and parts of Latin America. 

Benefits of garlic

1.Reduces high cholesterol levels

2. Helps treat cough and cold

3. Aids in digestion

4. Helps cure hypertension

5. Helps treat cough and cold

6. Aids in treating eye infections

7. Reduce risk of cancer

8. Improves skin

9. Great for oral health

10. Increases iron absorption

11. Strengthens immunity

12. Strengthens bones

13. Treats dandruff

14. Eliminate acne

15. Fights fungal infections

16. Prevents blood clots

17. Boosts immune system

18. Strengthens bones

19. Kills urinary tract infections

20. Kills kidney infections

21. Kills parasites 

Homemade garlic remedies recipes


5 Cloves of garlic

Pinch of salt

Sesame oil or ant cooking oil


Heat a small pan with oil and add garlic to it.

Mix it well and fry for two minutes.

Then sprinkle pinch of salt evenly and cook on a very low flame until the garlic turn golden colour. Switch off stove.

Let the garlic cool slightly, and then serve.

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