Benefits of Garlic for hair skin and health
Top Amazing Benefits of Garlic for Health, Skin and Hair
India 19 November 2016: Many of you will be surprised to know this, but the food is the best medicine for our body. In fact, in ancient times people used to take help of various foods to treat health problems and diseases naturally. But not only ancient science, modern science has also confirmed the large benefits of including nutrients rich foods to your diet. And among all the foods we have around us, the one most powerful and nutrients rich food is garlic.
The botanical name for Garlic is ‘allium sativumis’ and in India it’s most commonly known as lasun/lahsun in Hindi, Vellulli in Telugu, Poondu in Tamil, Veluthulli in Malayalam, Bellulli in Kannada, Rasoon in Bengali, Lasan in Gujarati, Lasun in Marathi and Lassan in Punjabi.
Garlic is highly beneficial for our health as well as for our skin, and hair due to the presence of a compound called Allicin which makes garlic rich in medicinal properties. Allicin, when enters the body, spreads its potent biological effect which benefits your body in many ways.
Health Benefits of Garlic
These are the top health benefits of Garlic:
1. Garlic (lasun) Maintain the blood pressure level
High blood pressure and hypertension, gives rise to serious health problems like cardiovascular diseases that cause heart attacks and strokes. But garlic is all you need to prevent the occurrence of these problems or to control your blood pressure level. Garlic is loaded with an active substance called allicin which has the ability to lower the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure. As per researchers, allicin works to relax blood vessels and reduce the damage and pressure that affect the blood. Garlic also has the ability to stimulate the production of nitric oxide synthase and hydrogen sulphide which help in relaxing blood vessels.
2. Garlic (lasun) Help you reduce the level of bad cholesterol
Garlic is truly an essential medicine for all those who have high cholesterol as the compound allicin found in Garlic lowers total and LDL Cholesterol which is commonly known as bad cholesterol. Aged garlic extract and garlic powder are said to be more effective in lowering cholesterol level than raw garlic. You can also use Fresh garlic oil which is capable of reducing triglycerides level in the body. Garlic has the ability to reduce LDLs and triglycerides by as much as 20 mg/dL. Eating garlic doesn’t lower the HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or good cholesterol levels. The effects of garlic are proportional to the the amount of garlic you consume daily. Garlic is known to have minimal to no side effects.
3. Garlic (lasun) Treat Iron deficiency and Anemia
Being a rich source of many useful compounds like Diallyl sulfides that increase the absorption and release of iron in the body and helps to treat several Iron deficiencies like Anemia.
4. Garlic (lasun) Best medicine for a toothache
To cure toothache, take some crushed garlic and put it on the affected tooth, but be careful as it can cause irritation in the gums. Garlic is rich in analgesic and antibacterial properties that make it the best remedy to treat a toothache. Alternatively you can also use garlic oil to treat toothache. Take some drops of garlic oil on a cotton ball. Now keep the cotton ball on the aching tooth for 10-30 minutes. For best results repeat the procedure two to three times a day.
5. Garlic (lasun) Help you lose weight
As per the new research, Garlic balance the formation of fat cells in the body and convert pre-adipocytes into adipocytes (fat cells). The sulphur present in garlic works with B complex vitamins to support the body’s metabolism, which helps in keeping you healthy and also helps you lose weight. For this you need to take juice of half a lemon and mix it with lukewarm water and consume it with two cloves of garlic twice a day. Follow this regime for 2-3 months to see the results yourself.
6. Garlic (lasun) Boost your sex life
The aphrodisiac properties of garlic can give your sex life a much-needed boost and can also increase your testosterone level.
7. Garlic (lasun) Prevents multiple types of Cancer
Garlic, being a good source of Vitamin B6 has shown great improvements in treating multiple types of cancers like prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer etc. The diallyl disulfide compounds present in garlic are known to have the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells. This same compound increases the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid which is known to be a cancer suppressor, which suppresses the effect of linoleic acid. To prevent cancer you can make your own garlic oil at home and have it or you can buy garlic oil capsules from stores and have them.
8. Garlic (lasun) Prevent the formation of Clots
As garlic contains the compound known as Ajoene, it protects your body from heart ailments and prevents the formation of blood clots in the body.
9. Garlic (lasun) Treat Sore throat and frequent colds
Garlic is loaded with a sulfuric enzyme called allicin which blocks the pathogens and is vital in fighting viral and bacterial infections. Since Garlic also improves the functioning of the immune system, it is highly beneficial to treat a sore throat and frequent colds. Adding garlic to your diet can help you reduce cold by 63% compared with placebo. You get the best results in fighting cold when you eat raw garlic cloves as they have more infection-fighting properties.
10. Garlic (lasun)Help you get rid of Allergies
The antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties of garlic help you combat allergies. It also treats allergic airway inflammation.
11. Garlic (lasun) Manages Diabetes
12. Fights Infections
Garlic is loaded with antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which fights many skin problems like psoriasis, athlete’s foot, ringworm, warts, corn, etc. Garlic is also very beneficial against Candida, Malassezia, and the dermatophytes. One can also use the anti-fungal properties of garlic to treat fungal skin infection like athlete’s foot and heat bumps on legs. To cure fungal infection like athlete’s foot using garlic you just need to mince a few cloves of garlic and apply it on the affected area. Cover the area with gauze and let it sit there overnight. In the morning wash your feet with water and apply garlic oil on the affected area and wear a sock to cover it. Repeat this remedy for a few days and to get relief from the redness and itching.
13. Garlic (lasun) Cures Ear Infection
Garlic contains antiviral and antibacterial elements like allicin which help to kill the germs that cause ear infection. The anti inflammatory properties of garlic also brings down the inflammation caused due to such infections. To treat ear infection you can use minced and chopped garlic directly and place it around and on the ear. You can also apply garlic oil instead of minced garlic. If you do not like the smell of garlic you can mix it with other natural oils to put off the pungent smell.
14. Garlic (lasun) Bone Health in Women
One of the common problem that women face after the age 30 is of Weakened bones, This is more common with women who have undergone ovariectomy. Garlic is very beneficial in preventing bone resorption. Consuming garlic oil daily is very beneficial in preventing bone resorption.
15. Garlic (lasun) Natural Mosquito Repellant
Always carry a bottle of garlic oil along with you when you’re heading outdoors to ensure a mosquito free time. Just Sprinkle a few drops of mildly heated garlic oil on a cotton pad and Rub this pad on your hands and legs. The strong pungent smell of Garlic works to keep mosquitoes away from you.