Garlic has proved itself as a wonder drug, which can effectively combat bacteria without causing the common side effects noticed in the case of anti-bacterial pharmaceutical medicines. Garlic was once used extensively to treat tuberculosis, a fungal infection. In fact, in the days before man made antibiotics, garlic was the drug of choice against TB(Tuberculosis).
It has been used since time immemorial to cure flatulence. It is also pescribed to lower blood pressure. It forms the base of many medicines for lung disorders and respiratory diseases. A paste made of it gives relief from pain caused by the sting of a scorpion.
Garlic contains high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, carotene, and selenium and boost the levels of antioxidant enzymes in the bloodstream. Consuming a couple of cloves of garlic may keep your friends away but they definitely help to protect the neurons from damage.
It reduces cholesterol and high blood pressure, but you need to eat one to three fresh cloves per day for at least three months before positive results are seen. It may also help regulate blood sugar for diabetics.
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