Garlic was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. It main functions is keeping your heart healthy, warding off coughs and colds. The ancient books show us the healing potency of garlic. Apart from being an excellent herb that enhances the taste of any dish garlic has many healing properties too.
Garlic compounds lower blood pressure by slowing the production of the hormone which lead to high blood pressure. Garlic compounds stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder and decrease the production of cholesterol in the liver thereby causing a reduction in LDL cholesterol. It has the ability to make the blood thinner band less sticky, which means it helps to prevent the lumen to build up plaque in the arteries. It also helps in regulating blood sugar. Garlic helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of strokes and thrombosis. It prevents from cancer, tumour from growing larger and reduces the size of certain tumours. A chemical called allyl sulphide present in the garlic is thought to be responsible for the cancer fighting ability.