Garlic’s many health benefits, as confirmed by scientific studies, are of the three types: they help to treat infection, they protect circulation and they fight various types of toxin.
Garlic has a variety of potent sulphur containing compounds which are the reason for its characteristic pungent odor. Allicin, the vital compound among them, is known to have great anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.
Garlic reduces blood cholesterol levels, thus cutting the risk of heart attack. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Health and Human Development found in laboratory tests that garlic ‘inhibited fatty acid synthesis in liver cells by up to 64 percent and suppressed cholesterol synthesis by 87 percent’.
Garlic also helps sin blood thinning. The anti-clotting properties of ajoene found in garlic help in preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
Health benefits of garlic