You cannot ignore this herb, with the most strong and roasted; “Garlic” aroma is something which is irresistible. With over 5000 years this herb is been used in medicines as well as the key ingredient to world cuisines.

Introduction to “Garlic”

Garlic is a species in the onion genus. This herb is native to Central Asia and northern eastern Iran.

Happiness is the smell of frying Garlic”. Whether you add-up it on your food during your cooking or whether you eat it as raw, this herb can be added to hot stews, broths and soups to fight sinusitis, cold and flu. 

There is a famous quote, “Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion”, which is so true.

Garlic is all “Nutritious”

An excellent source of vitamin B6, manganese, selenium and vitamin C, garlic is also a good source of other minerals, including phosphorus, calcium, potassium, iron, and copper.

“Allicin” in garlic will work it all for you and become a healthy ingredient for human health. With overall our researches on this culinary key ingredient herb we will today let you know about 8 substantial health benefits of garlic as below:

1) Strong Metabolism

To start with its health benefits garlic helps for boosting energy levels which burns all the calories, and keep doing the filtering part done. It will help you by increasing your body metabolism. This herb is a natural thermogenic food, which actually causes your body to produce heat and that heat produces energy, which leads to burning off the calories from your body.

2) Prevent (Heart Diseases)

8 Substantial Health Benefits of Garlic

You may take raw garlic (or in food) which helps to lower cholesterol levels as it contains anti-oxidant properties of Allicin. Garlic also helps in regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Keep in mind: Garlic, when whole cooked, available compound allicin tends to lose its medicinal properties! So it is suggested to consume garlic raw or semi-cooked to obtain its benefits.

3) Purifies Blood

We aren’t adding any of spices and herbs unnecessarily in our cuisines, as these spices and herbs aren’t even flavors, but also helps us to keep away those zits with concealer every morning! Worrying is all that we dealing with acne but how about tackling the root causes of this acne by purifying your blood from inside to get healthy skin on the outside.

Tip to take: You may take two cloves of raw garlic with some warm water every day (early in the morning and increase your water intake to a lot for the entire day).

4) Healing Colds and Infections (Flu)

Researches show that garlic is highly effective at killing countless microorganisms which are responsible for most common and rarest infections such as cold and infections. The present properties such as antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal help relieving the common cold and other infections.

So, add this amazing herb with its delicious taste to not only get food to be flavored but also healthy.

You may hear about ginger tea, but how about sipping some garlic tea.

5) Reduces Risks of Cancer

Here, we have another present sulfur compounds in garlic with a distinctive scent. With a number of researches claimed that intake of garlic has the ability to reduce the risk of certain cancers, including cancers of stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast. Garlic is a loyal herb, which shows promise towards treating cancer.

6) Improve Bone Health

Bones are precious, by the age and unhealthy lifestyle bones get weaker, where garlic has been found to be effective in curing osteoporosis and arthritis. This herb also helps reduce bone loss, which will increase estrogen in females. The present allicin in garlic is also a huge reason for garlic’s anti-inflammatory properties. You may try for garlic oil.

7) Diabetes Fighter

Whether you select as it raw or cooked garlic, it also helps in regulating blood glucose and potentially lower the effects of diabetes issues. Diabetes a clear metabolic disorder, which caused by an unhealthy lifestyle so start consuming raw garlic as 2-3 cloves which will help in fighting diabetes.

8) Eye Care

8 Substantial Health Benefits of Garlic

With endless health benefits, garlic also helps improving eye health. According to scientists, garlic help in reducing intraocular pressure. With an antimicrobial property, this herb is also effective against the microbes causing eyesight threatening keratitis.

Finding ways of consuming?

All you need to use garlic as raw (best way to eat 2-3 cloves in the morning). You can use garlic during cooking- boiling, frying, roasting, etc.

You keep counting or reading this herb endless health benefit, with its hot and spicy flavor including within your Indian cuisines or culinary this will amaze you.


Recent recognition and increase in the popularity of substitute medicine as natural products have transformed awareness in Garlic (and other natural spices) as a potential natural home remedy. This review of Garlic may be useful to increase your knowledge of Garlic and its therapeutic effects to improve our health and boost immunity.

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Jaya Chopra

Jaya Chopra

She is a Nutritionist with more than 5 years of professional content writing experience in the field of nutrition. She loves to share the knowledge and ideas through the effective way of blogs and article. She is a post-graduate student, a qualified Yoga & Diabetes Educator and pursuing diploma in food safety & quality management as well.