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Garlic: Raw cloves of garlic for health

  1. Garlic is part of the onion family and the 'bulb' of this herb usually consists of 10-20 smaller parts, the 'cloves'. It is used as a flavor enhancer in curries, stir-fries, pizza toppings, pastas, meat preparations, dips and so on. It has the power to instantly brighten up any dish. Garlic contains high levels of certain sulfur compounds that are responsible for the very strong and sharp smell and taste. In addition, the sulfur compounds in raw garlic offer various health benefits, for example for the heart and skin.

Nutritional value of raw garlic cloves

  1. Each 100 grams of raw garlic consists of 150 calories, 33 grams of carbohydrates and 6.36 grams of protein. Garlic is also enriched with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese

Antibacterial and antiparasitic properties

  1. The high sulfur content in garlic gives it antibiotic properties, keeping the digestive system clean by flushing out toxins. A garlic-based mouthwash may not sound like a fresh, mild breath, but a very small amount of extract is enough to kill cavities (tooth decay) bacteria

Cold and Flu Treatment

  1. Garlic provides relief from persistent colds and flu. Taking two or three cloves of garlic a day or drinking a few cups of garlic tea (with a hint of honey or ginger to improve the taste) will get rid of a stuffy nose

Skin and hair health

  1. The invigorating properties of garlic protect the skin against the effects of free radicals. Garlic also slows down the loss of collagen. A loss of collagen results in less elastic, aging skin. Applying garlic topically (to the skin) provides relief from skin conditions such as eczema (chronic skin disease with dry skin and itchy skin). It is also an effective remedy for fungal infections such as athlete's foot and ringworm. Rubbing crushed garlic extract on the scalp or massaging the hair with garlic-infused oil prevents hair loss

Prevention of heart disease by cloves of garlic

  1. Consuming garlic daily (in food or raw) helps lower cholesterol levels due to the antioxidant properties of Allicin. Garlic is also very effective for regulating blood pressure and blood sugar. Thanks to garlic, it lowers LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol by 10 to 15%. The sulfur-containing compound Allicin does lose its medicinal properties when garlic is cooked completely. It is imperative to consume garlic raw or half cooked for the benefits of heart health

Prevention of brain disorders

  1. The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Splinters Removal

  1. Not only the consumption of garlic offers health benefits. The application of garlic to the skin is also possible. Garlic is useful against stubborn splinters

Purification of blood

  1. Taking two cloves of raw garlic with warm water daily during the morning and drinking plenty of cold water during the day will help cleanse the body and remove toxins from the blood. This gives people a healthy skin on the outside, on which less acne (chronic skin disease with inflammation)

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