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Benefits of garlic

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in health and medicine

What are the benefits of Garlic

Specific Purpose : To inform my audience the medicinal values of Garlic (Allium


Central Idea : Garlic is used through out the world for its culinary and medicinal value

Medicinal value is due to various organosulfur compounds . The

importance of garlic to prevent and cure various ailments is explained in



According to Wikipedia the free encyclopedia in the article Garlic on WWW , Allium sativum the common Garlic belongs to the family Alliaceae and genus Allium , grown as a perennial and [banner_entry_middle]

used for both culinary and medicinal purposes . The underground storage structures called head comprising of cloves are consumed . Strong pungent odor and taste of garlic is attributed to the presence of sulfur compounds such as Diallyl disulfide and Allicin respectively

According to vitamins-minerals-supplements .org in the article Garlic Supplement – Health Benefits of Garlic on the WWW , analysis of 100 gm ‘s garlic yields Moisture 62 .0 , Protein 6 .3 , Fibre 0 .8 , Carbohydrate 30 , Phosphorus 310 mg , Fat 0 .1 , Calcium 30 mg , Vitamin C 15 mg , Iron 1 .5 mg , traces of iodine , sulphur , chlorine and selenium and also small amounts of vitamin B-Complex

As stated in Wikipedia the free encyclopedia in the article Garlic on WWW , the health benefits of garlic include prevention and fighting of common cold , diminishment of platelet aggregation , lowering of lipids triglycerides , Low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C , treatment of hyperlipidaemia , inhibition of atherosclerosis and diallyl disulfide is believed to have anti-carcinogenic properties (Transition : Let us discuss about this wonder drug garlic with evidence from various journals


Research and studies indicate health benefits such as prevention and fighting of common cold . According to a study by Peter Josling as stated in the BBC News on WWW in the article Garlic `prevents common cold daily intake of Garlic as a food supplement reduced the risk of getting infected by common cold . The study also found that those taking Garlic recovered very fast from cold even if infected . Professor Ron Ecles of Cardiff University stated that plants fight viral infections with inbuilt chemical defenses since they lack immune system like human beings and thus he stated “In this study we are simply using the plant ‘s natural defense to fight our own virus

According to the research studies conducted by Jain et al in the article Can garlic reduce levels of serum lipids ? A controlled clinical study in American Journal of Medicine it was concluded that treatment with standardized garlic 900 mg /d produced a significant reduction in serum-TC Steiner and Lin stated in the article Changes in platelet function and susceptibility of lipoproteins to oxidation associated with administration of aged garlic extract published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology (1998 ) that the organosulfur compounds in garlic are potent inhibitors of platelet aggregation in-vitro . A ten month study was conducted to demonstrate its efficacy by usage of aged garlic extract (AGE ) in-vivo and a significant reduction of epinephrine- and to a lesser degree , collagen-induced platelet aggregation ‘ was observed . Thus it was… [banner_entry_footer]

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