Photos: 7 surprising health benefits of having raw garlic

  • Indians swear by a number of home remedies to cure various diseases and health problems. Before heading to the doctor's, our grandparents and mothers prepare homemade medicine combining kitchen ingredients and feed us for instant relief. One such magical ingredient is garlic.
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Garlic not just enhances the flavour of Indian cuisine but also treats various medical conditions. Here are seven health benefits of having raw garlic that are supported by human research.(Unsplash)

Garlic not just enhances the flavour of Indian cuisine but also treats various medical conditions. Here are seven health benefits of having raw garlic that are supported by human research.(Unsplash)

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Highly nutritious: A single garlic clove contains Manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium and fibre. It also contains decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1.(Unsplash)

Highly nutritious: A single garlic clove contains Manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium and fibre. It also contains decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1.(Unsplash)

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Improve cholesterol levels, lower risk of heart disease: Garlic supplements may reduce total and/or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol by about 10–15%.(Unsplash)

Improve cholesterol levels, lower risk of heart disease: Garlic supplements may reduce total and/or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol by about 10–15%.(Unsplash)

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Contains medicinal properties: Garlic is closely related to onions, shallots and leeks. This ingredient has been used to treat diseases since ancient times not just by Indians but also by the Greeks, Romans and Chinese.(Unsplash)

Contains medicinal properties: Garlic is closely related to onions, shallots and leeks. This ingredient has been used to treat diseases since ancient times not just by Indians but also by the Greeks, Romans and Chinese.(Unsplash)

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Help fight sickness: Garlic helps boost immunity and combats sickness including the common cold.(Unsplash)

Help fight sickness: Garlic helps boost immunity and combats sickness including the common cold.(Unsplash)

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Reduce blood pressure: The compounds found in garlic helps reduce high blood pressure.(Unsplash)

Reduce blood pressure: The compounds found in garlic helps reduce high blood pressure.(Unsplash)

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May help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: The effects on reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as the antioxidant properties in garlic, may all contribute to reducing the risk of common brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.(Unsplash)

May help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: The effects on reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as the antioxidant properties in garlic, may all contribute to reducing the risk of common brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.(Unsplash)

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May help you live longer: Though it is hard to prove this point by humans, the effect it has on the body it makes sense that garlic could help you live longer.(Unsplash)

May help you live longer: Though it is hard to prove this point by humans, the effect it has on the body it makes sense that garlic could help you live longer.(Unsplash)

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