Although a lot of people dislike its strong and pungent odor, garlic is still one of the best natural remedies which also brings about a lot of benefits to one’s health. Raw garlic, when crushed, releases ‘Allicin’, a sulphur compound which gives the plant its unique smell and taste.
Garlic has been known for decades now to help lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and the risks of heart disease. It also has an antibacterial effect which helps fight off the common cold. More importantly, incorporating just one clove of garlic a day in your diet supplies your body with antioxidants, and a wide array of vitamins and minerals. Aside from helping maintain a healthy heart, garlic also helps prevent the risks of certain cancers.
With a host of therapeutic properties and health benefits, there is no doubt that garlic will continue to reign as king of natural “wonder medicines”.