GARLIC- BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS

Posted by Trupti Shirole on Thu, Sep 30, 2010  
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Garlic can be effective against bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.

 

Ancient Egyptians used garlic for building physical strength.

The Greeks used it as a laxative.

The Chinese traditionally use garlic to lower blood pressure.

 

BENEFITS OF GARLIC-

  • It helps lower high blood pressure.
  • It also helps lower the elevated blood cholesterol levels.
  • It reduces the risk of heart attacks by preventing the formation of blood clots.
  • The antiviral and antifungal properties of garlic help prevent or fight infection.
  • Garlic relieves nasal congestion.

 

DRAWBACKS OF GARLIC-

  • Garlic causes bad breath
  • If garlic is eaten raw it may cause indigestion

Direct contact causes irritation of the skin and mucous membranes

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