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    Benefits of Garlic

    Allergies
    Garlic is known to have antiviral properties, which helps the body fight against allergies. Simply take one tablet of garlic supplement each day 2 or 3 weeks before the usual allergy season begins.

    Boosts the baby's weight

    Taking garlic boosts the weight of babies in the womb. Thus, when they are born, they are heavier than they would have been if you hadn't taken garlic. Some babies are born too small, so garlic is a definite boon in these cases.

    Diabetes
    Garlic is considered to regulate blood sugar levels by increasing the release of insulin in diabetics. Therefore an effective remedy is to take one capsule or tablet of garlic everyday.

    Reduces cholesterol
    Garlic plays an important role in reducing the 'bad' cholesterol in the body. There have been numerous studies of the effects of garlic on reducing cholesterol, and they have well substantiated this fact. So if you have high cholesterol, increase your garlic intake. It also helps reduce blood pressure.

    Reduced risk of stroke
    Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure translates into a reduced risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.

    Toothaches
    Garlic's antibacterial, analgesic, and anesthetizing properties can help cure toothaches. Simply put some garlic oil or a piece of crushed garlic clove directly onto the affected tooth and the gum for instant relief.

    An aphrodisiac?
    Did you know that garlic plays the role of an aphrodisiac? Garlic improves blood circulation, and also helps prolong an erection! Great help for temporary impotence. Of course, the smell can bring your raised libido crashing down!

    An anti-carcinogen
    Due to its anti-carcinogenic properties, it helps prevent cancerous compounds from forming and developing into tumors. It also inhibits the growth of tumors. In fact, tumors that have already formed can be reduced by 50 to 70 percent by increasing garlic intake!

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    Re: Benefits of Garlic

    Garlic is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial.With antibacterial properties and an ability to equalizes blood circulation, garlic on the skin can be used as a cleanser, and as such can help with acne and other skin ailments.


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    Re: Benefits of Garlic

    Garlic's health benefits and medicinal properties have long been known (1). Garlic has long been considered a herbal "wonder drug", with a reputation in folklore for preventing everything from the common cold and flu to the Plague! It has been used extensively in herbal medicine (phytotherapy, sometimes spelt phitotherapy). Basically Garlic is a kind of plant which is used for the culinary and medical purposes. This is help to maintain High Blood pressure and skin disorder.


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    Magical Health Benefits of Garlic

    What is Garlic?

    Garlic (Allium Sativum) is a plant with a very strong and bitter flavor which has been used for both culinary and medicalpurposes for hundreds of years.
    The key medicinal ingredient in garlic is allicin, which is known to have wonderful anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.

    Uses of Garlic

    Allergies
    Garlic is known to have antiviral properties, which helps the body fight against allergies. Simply take one tablet of garlic supplement each day 2 or 3 weeks before the usual allergy season begins.

    Coughing
    Garlic's antibacterial properties make it a wonderful treatment for coughs and other throat irritations. Garlic may also reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections.

    Diabetes
    Garlic is considered to regulate blood sugar levels by increasing the release of insulin in diabetics. Therefore an effective remedy is to take one capsule or tablet of garlic everyday.

    High Blood Pressure
    Clinical studies have shown that people with high blood
    pressure who took garlic capsules daily for up to five months lowered their blood pressure levels as effectively as patients taking prescription blood pressure drugs. A suggested dosage is 600-900mg garlic capsules once daily.

    High Cholesterol
    Studies have shown that taking 600-900mg of garlic
    everyday lowers cholesterol levels and reduces arterial plaque formation
    by 5 to18%. Therefore, an effective natural remedy is to take one garlic
    tablet or capsule (600-900mg) once per day.

    Toothaches
    Garlic's antibacterial, analgesic, and anesthetizing properties can help cure toothaches. Simply put some garlic oil or a pieceof crushed garlic clove directly onto the affected tooth and the gum for instant relief.

    Warts
    Garlic's ability to fight infections and bacteria makes it an effective cure for warts and other skin problems.

    * Take a fresh clove of garlic and cut its tip off.
    * Rub the cut area of the clove directly onto the wart for a few seconds.
    * Repeat this each night before going to bed until the wart disappears.

    If you feel any kind of irritation or strong burning sensation, simply rinse the area with water.

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    * Beryl (older sister of Melanie)
    * Angela (assisting Little Bear the dog, who has a spotted tongue)
    * Patrick (wine drinker extraordinaire. We used him shamelessly for his superior sensory abilities)

    The Physiological Effects of Eating Garlic

    Studies by competent multi-degreed scientists have shown beyond any reasonable doubt that consuming garlic generally has the following physical effects:

    * Garlic lowers blood pressure a little. (9% to 15 % with one or two medium cloves per day.)
    * Garlic lowers LDL Cholesterol a little. (9% to 15 % with one or two medium cloves per day.)
    * Garlic helps reduce atherosclerotic buildup (plaque) within the arterial system. One recent study shows this effect to be greater in women than men.
    * Garlic lowers or helps to regulate blood sugar.
    * Garlic helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of strokes and thromboses (Hemophiliacs shouldn't use garlic.)
    * Garlic helps to prevent cancer, especially of the digestive system, prevents certain tumors from growing larger and reduces the size of certain tumors.
    * Garlic may help to remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the body.
    * Raw Garlic is a potent natural antibiotic that works differently than modern antibiotics and kills some strains of bacteria, like staph, that have become immune or resistant to modern antibiotics.
    * Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
    * Garlic dramatically reduces yeast infections due to Candida species.
    * Garlic has anti-oxidant properties and is a source of selenium.
    * Eating garlic gives the consumer an enhanced sense of well being - it makes you feel good just eating it.
    * Garlic probably has other benefits as well.

    What are the Side Effects of Garlic?

    For most individuals, garlic does not cause any serious side effects. However people who are allergic to garlic or who consume it in large
    quantities may suffer from stomach irritation, heartburn, or flatulence. Garlic appears to be safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. In fact,
    two studies have shown that babies prefer breast milk better from mothers who regularly eat garlic.

    Note that due to garlic's anti-clotting and blood thinning properties, people taking anti-coagulant drugs or who are scheduled for surgery should check with their doctor before taking garlic supplements.

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    Benefits of garlic

    BENEFITS OF GARLIC:

    • Garlic is just magnificent and phenomenal. I am providing few of the basics known and reliable home remedies for some specific ailments, which you could try at your home .
    • If you have cold and flu, then take small amount of garlic every day until the infection disappears. Garlic tends to reduce the frequency of colds and flu without any side effects. A suggested dose would be two or three cloves of raw or cooked garlic a day.
    • We all face horrid acne, blemishes, blackheads during our teens. If you want to reduce it, or if you just want to glow up your skin, then take two cloves of raw garlic regularly with warm water early in the morning. It works as a blood cleanser and clean your system internally. Do not eat chocolates, spicy or oily food during this treatment and rinse your face five times a day with cold water. Drinks lots of water daily to flush off toxic waste from the blood and urinate whenever you feel that your bladder is full .Else, apply a cut clove gently on the affected area only if you have no sensitivity to it.
    • If you have High Cholesterol Level, use garlic in your food. This is the better way for heart patients to reduce their cholesterol level. Modern medical science suggests one reason that garlic might reduce cholesterol , i.e. "Garlic is a proven anti-oxidant". This property might help to prevent LDL (Low Density Lipo Protein) from being oxidized. In this way the cholesterol build-up that clogs the arteries could perhaps be reduced by garlic.
    • If you are very fat and want to loose weight, squeeze half lemon juice in one glass of luke warm water and drink it with two cloves of raw garlic regularly twice a day (morning and evening), for about three months. Avoid using starchy foods and fats. Do exercise regularly. You'll amazingly fell a great change in your body.
    • If you have Wrinkles, and you want to use anti ageing cream, it would be better to use 3 cloves of garlic regularly as it has a powerful antioxidant effect, which help to protect the body against damaging "Free Radicals". Remember, out skin is made up of collagen and it looses elasticity on yearly basis. Therefore, use garlic and do exercise regularly for the positive results.
    • If you have Earache, put two or three drops of warm garlic oil in the ears.
    • Take garlic to boosts the weight of babies in the womb. Thus, when they are born, they are heavier than they would have been if you hadn't taken garlic. Some babies are born too small, so garlic is a definite boon in these cases too.
    • Use two raw garlic daily to reduce the risk of cancer, due to its Anti-Carcinogenic properties. It helps prevent cancerous compounds from forming and developing into tumors. It also inhibits the growth of tumors.
    • If any insect bites you at the seaside, you just crush the garlic and apply it to the affected area to reduce pain and to remove poison.


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    Re: Benefits of garlic

    Some Facts about Garlic

    • Garlic helps to boost up our Metabolism rate. Thus help us to reduce our weight easily.
    • Garlic helps reduce Atherosclerotic buildup (Plaque) within the arterial system.
    • Garlic lowers or helps to regulate Blood Sugar.
    • Garlic helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of Strokes.
    • Garlic helps to prevent Cancer, especially of the digestive system, prevent certain tumors from growing larger and reduces the size of certain tumors.
    • Garlic helps to remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the body.
    • Raw garlic is a proven natural antibiotic and, while far less strong than modern antibiotics, can still kill some strains of bacteria that have become immune or resistant to modern antibiotics.
    • Garlic dramatically reduces yeast infections in body parts.
    • It helps to make our immune system stronger against cancer, ulcers, hemorrhoids etc.



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    Poondukku ivlo magimaiya... Thanks for sharing friend...

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    Re: Benefits of garlic

    Thanks 4 sharing Aryamithra.....


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    Re: Benefits of Garlic

    Garlic is really good for health.
    Those who are suffering from the problem of high blood
    pressure garlic is very good home remedy for them


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    Re: Benefits of Garlic

    Hi Penmai,
    Garlic is great for health and we must add garlic in our daily meals.
    Some more benefits of garlic are:
    Garlic is great antioxidant,
    Garlic prevents from certain types of cancer,
    Garlic prevents from cold and flu.

    Last edited by sumathisrini; 30th Nov 2012 at 04:05 PM.

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