A Peek Inside Garlic


Garlic is known as a universal folk spice and is a well trusted remedy due to its preventative and curative nutritional agents. (Petrovska & Cekovska, 2010, n.p.)


Due to its sulfur compounds like allicin, garlic has antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-viral, and antifungal action. This sulfur compound is said to be formed once garlic crushed or chewed. (Mikaili et al., 2013) once consumed it enters the body through our digestive tracts making its way to releasing its biological effects.


Garlic is high in:


· Vitamin B6
· Vitamin C
· Selenium
· Managanese
· Fiber

Garlic enriching medicinal properties can help improve:


· Immune system, specially symptoms of cold
· Detoxify metals in the body
· Skin health (wound healing)
· Oral health (Bad breath)
· Bone health
· Cholesterol Levels
· Blood pressure
· Cancer
· Blood Clotting
· Oxidative Stress
· Cold sores
· Alzheimer’s
· Eye Health
· Delay Aging
· Eczema
· Yeast Infections

… because acne is caused due to a laundry list of factors like clogged pores, genetic, hormones, stress, accumulation of toxins and bacterial infections to name a few. Garlic can be used to help reduce and improve acne through its powerful anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. (Rao et al., 2014,n.p.)


Another benefit backed up by science shows garlic as a natural remedy for yeast infections. Research has found that fresh garlic was effective against candida vaginitis. (Bahadoran et al., 2010,n.p.)

References


Ajay Rao, H. T., Bhat, S. S., Hegde, S., & Jhamb, V. (2014). Efficacy of garlic extract and chlorhexidine mouthwash in reduction of oral salivary microorganisms, an in vitro study. Ancient science of life, 34(2), 85–88. doi:10.4103/0257-7941.153465


Bahadoran, P., Rokni, F. K., & Fahami, F. (2010). Investigating the therapeutic effect of vaginal cream containing garlic and thyme compared to clotrimazole cream for the treatment of mycotic vaginitis. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 15(Suppl 1), 343–349.


Petrovska, B. B., & Cekovska, S. (2010). Extracts from the history and medical properties of garlic. Pharmacognosy reviews, 4(7), 106–110. doi:10.4103/0973-7847.65321


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11697022


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1784022

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