Health Benefits of Garlic

A clove of garlic is the next best medicine to cure several diseases. There are many of us who are not quite impressed by its smell when raw, but when you will get to know about its countless benefits you would love to add garlic to many of your foods. It is often called “stinking rose”. However, there is no doubt about the flavor enhancing quality and the aroma it adds to the food after being cooked.

It is known to be the oldest plant with medicinal properties; they say from common cold to plague, It also has the cure for all. The herbalists also call it “wonder drug”.

Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is known to be the oldest plant with medicinal properties

It was introduced in England for the first time in the year 1548. It belongs to the Alliaceae family which includes vegetables like onions, leeks, chives and shallots. Garlic is also known as Allium sativum in Latin.

What is the key ingredient found in garlic that makes it such a powerful herb? The answer is the disease combating combination of sulfur and flavonoids. There are a variety of sulfur compounds found in it such as allicin, alliin, and dithiins, these compounds are also responsible for pungent smell and strong taste.   You will also find vitamins like Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C in it. It also contains in it essential nutrients like calcium, manganese, phosphorous, tryptophan and copper.

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