Garlic has been historically recognized as a superfood and food of the gods by certain cultures. For instance, Garlic was dedicated to Mars, the Roman god of war. Before battles the Roman soldiers traditionally ate garlic for strength and courage. 1000s of studies have conducted on it. Garlic benefits come in second place to turmeric benefits. Eating raw garlic regularly has been linked to reducing the risk of stroke, heart disease, cancer and infections, the top 4 major causes of death worldwide.
Garlic is also good for men. It helps men retain their youthful vigor, plus live a longer life. Men, by increasing your garlic intake you will not only be a good cook in the kitchen also in the bedroom. If you really want to drive your woman crazy, improve your sex life by consuming garlic extract without having the bad breath that comes along with eating it. When it comes to a man’s virility and overall health, raw garlic is much better but the extract works.
In this article, you will learn 21 garlic benefits in your daily nutritional regiment to maintain overall heath. Before we proceed, please like the video and subscribe to our channel to help us establish our presence on YouTube.
Here are 21 health benefits of Garlic
- Remedies for Tuberculosis and bronchitis
Tuberculosis is a contagious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is one of the major public health problems faced globally. Bronchitis, although less severe than TB, is also contagious. Fortunately, raw Garlics can help. In traditional medicine, raw garlic is one of the most established remedies for tuberculosis and contagious thanks to its high contents of Allicin, an active compound that fights mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria and certain viruses. A study published in 2012 found not only garlic can fight common TB but also multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which is “a major concern… particularly in developing countries”.
Here is how to use garlic for tuberculosis and bronchitis. Before going to bed, crush about 3 cloves of organic garlic cloves in about half cup of distilled or purified water. Strain and drink the solution early in the morning on empty stomach and lay on your back for about 30 minutes. For serious TB, you can prepare enough to drink it many times a day.
- Alcoholic liver disease
Alcohol-induced liver injury is caused by heavy use of or long-term over-consumption of alcohol. A ground of Scientists at the Institute of Toxicology, School of Public Health, Shandong University, China, conducted a study to determine whether garlic might have protective effects against ethanol-induced oxidative stress. They were amazed to find diallyl disulfide (DADS), a compound in garlic protects against alcoholic liver disease.
- Premature delivery
Microbial infections during pregnancy raise a woman’s risk of preterm delivery. Some researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, studied what impact Alliums and dried fruits might have on preterm delivery risk. The study was conducted by Ronny Myhre and colleagues. The scientists investigated the intake of dried fruit and Alliums among 18,888 women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort, of whom 950 experienced spontaneous preterm delivery. They found garlic was associated with overall lower risk of premature delivery.
- Prevents Hypertension
Garlic contains allicin which helps to dilate and relax the blood vessels. Some research show that garlic can reduce high blood pressure (HBP) by 7-8%. You are more at risk for heart attacks and stroke if you have HBP. There are medicines used for HBP that can attributed to sexual dysfunction in men. Taking a garlic supplement every day as a preventive measure, could ward off any future needs of taking prescribed medication and serve as an alternative treatment for high blood pressure.
- Heavy Metal Detox
When we say heavy metals, we are not speaking of Def Leopard or Gun’s and Roses. We are talking about the heavy metal toxicity that is in your blood stream. The metals can cause organ damage and is poisonous to your body. Namely, lead exposure which has been associated with erectile dysfunction. According to the National Library of Medicine Database , lead toxicity could affect smooth muscle relaxation in the cavernous tissue which could lead to erectile dysfunction. Garlic boost the absorption of heavy metal and can detoxify your blood.
- Common Cold
Early research suggests that garlic might reduce the frequency and number of colds when taken for prevention.
A study conducted by the University of Florida found garlic consumption can decrease the severity of common cold symptoms by 61%. They also found that the study patients were 58% less likely to develop a cold.
- Increased Sex Drive
By this point, I am sure you understand that garlic is good for your overall health, but most are unaware of how it benefits your sex drive. The compound found in garlic called allicin is responsible for increased blood flow to the male sex organ and increased sperm count. Let us note that it is different from popping a Viagra, garlic should be taken daily to increase one’s libido. Men of all ages should consume garlic regularly for optimum sexual and overall health.
- Improves Mental Health
Studies have shown that garlic can reduce stress, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia. It has vitamin B6 which can improve your mood. Garlic is high in sulfur compounds that can help increase levels of glutathione. This antioxidant is part of your body’s first line of defense against stress. Trace amounts of zinc and allicin in garlic helps promote relaxation.
- Boost Physical Performance
Olympians took garlic to boost their physical performance. In a study published by the National Library of Medicine, found that garlic significantly reduced heart rate at peak exercise and significantly reduced the workload upon the heart resulting in better exercise tolerance.
- Relieves Sore Throat
Early evidence shows that the allicin in garlic can reduce exercise induced muscle soreness, mainly sore throat. Garlic has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties which help relieve sore throat pain. Here is a simple way to use raw garlic to cure a sore throat. Take a medium sized garlic clove, peel and carefully chop it into 5-6 pieces. chew these pieces for a minute or so and then wash them down with a gulp of water. It may cause a burning sensation in your mouth. If this is too intense for you, chop the pieces smaller, and swallow them with some lemon water.
- Antioxidant Properties
Garlic is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and protects the body from visible and not so visible signs of aging. Antioxidants helps your body ward off various disorders and diseases. Garlic may help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia because it relieves the body of oxidative stress.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
A substantial percentage of elderly men suffer from BPH, but it can affect men as early as 40. BPH is a common cause of lower urinary track symptoms in elderly men. According to Harvard Medical School, a study conducted on a diet rich in onions and garlic, conclude that this practice may cut odds of developing BPH. According to early research you can reduce the prostate mass and urinary frequency by taking liquid garlic extract daily for one month.
- Prostate Cancer
Some research suggest that you can reduce the risk of prostate cancer or reduce the symptoms of prostate cancer by consuming garlic extract. Researchers also believe that eating a clove of garlic a day can decrease the risk of developing prostate cancer.
- Colon and Rectal Cancer
According to research studies, garlic can help reduce the risk of developing colon and rectal cancer. The researchers found that consuming high amounts of aged garlic extract (AGE) daily for 12 months reduced the risk of developing any additional tumors. Garlic supplements did not offer the same benefits.
- Immunity Booster
Garlic has been known to give the immune system a boost. You are less likely to get a cold; however, if you do get a cold, the time it takes you to recover is decreased. The sulfur in garlic helps your body absorb the trace element zinc, which is an immunity booster. Garlic can also affect your adrenal glands response to stress; thereby, causing the adrenals to produce less stress hormones and reducing your level of fatigue.
- Improved Heart Health
Garlic is widely used for several conditions linked to heart issues including atherosclerosis (hardening of the articles), high cholesterol and as mentioned earlier, hypertension. All these factors can put you at an elevated risk of developing heart disease. A component in garlic called diallyl trisulfide has been shown to help protect the heart after a heart attack. In addition, garlic has shown to protect diabetics from cardiomyopathy which is the leading cause of death among diabetes patients. Cardiomyopathy is a chronic disease in which the heart muscle is abnormally thickened, enlarged or stiffened. As late as 2016, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that heart disease is a leading cause of death in men of all races and all origins.
- Lowers LDL Cholesterol
Garlic has been shown to lower the LDL cholesterol (the bad kind), while maintaining the HDL cholesterol (the good kind). A study was performed to determine the beneficial effects of garlic and lemon juice mixture on some cardiovascular risk factors in people 30–60 years old with moderate hyperlipidemia. Results showed a significant decrease in total cholesterol. Consumption has been shown to decrease total and LDL-C and triglyceride levels. An intake of the half to one clove of garlic per day lowers cholesterol levels approximately 10%.
- Heals Wounds
Garlic is known to help with healing wounds. Hippocrates, who has been deemed the father of modern medicine, often applied garlic directly to sores. Due to its high content of Allicin, the active component, garlic has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies on animal have found that garlic extracts increased the rate of wound healing and decreases the risk of infection.
- Increases activity of conventional cancer drugs
Garlic extract has been given to people along with some commonly used anti- cancer drugs such as cisplatin, gemcitabine and docetaxel to help increase effectiveness of the drugs.
- Reduces Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease affects the ability to think clearly and perform everyday tasks. In some case, medical treatment does not help greatly. But what if this cheap spice you have in your kitchen can help? Yes, it can. Garlic contains antioxidants that can help the body against oxidative damage that can contribute to these cognitive illnesses, including Alzheimer’s.
A study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry found that aged garlic extract and its active compound S-allyl-L-cysteine (SAC) have “significant neuroprotective properties”. The researchers were so amazed that they conclude aged extract along with SAC can be used in future drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
- Decreases Risk of Diabetes and Complications
Eating raw garlic regularly has been found to help regulate blood sugar levels, possibly stop or decrease the effects of diabetes complications, including infections caused by the disease. A study of diabetic rats has revealed that garlic may improve the overall health of diabetics, including reducing common diabetic complications. During the study, the rats received a daily extract of raw garlic for seven weeks. At the end, the rodents had significantly lower blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Compared to the control group, the rats receiving raw garlic had 57% less serum glucose, 50% lower urinary protein levels.
Garlic extract is absorbed in the body easier than other forms of garlic. Research has found the scientific implementation of pickling garlic in purified water for 20 or so months makes it easier to digest and increases its powerful antioxidant content.
The benefits of garlic consist of ancient medicinal knowledge with numerous documented health benefits. Garlic increases longevity as it fights disorders and diseases by combatting life ending risk factors such as stroke and heart disease. If you want the greatest impact on your virility and overall health, begin incorporating garlic into your daily practices.