Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, antioxidant, antiallergic and even ... aphrodisiac: garlic would have many virtues. Used more than 5,000 years ago in the steppes of Central Asia, garlic was used as an antipoison in ancient Rome. Since then, his success has never been denied.
The many benefits of garlic
Thanks to its phenolic acids, garlic acts as a powerful antiseptic of the digestive system and the respiratory system. Its fluidifying effect on the blood, its ability to dissolve small clots would slow the evolution of atherosclerosis. In addition, its active ingredients sulfur dilate the coronary arteries, helping to prevent angina pectoris.
Consumed regularly, it would help prevent cancer of the stomach, colon and rectum and be effective against intestinal worms. It also helps digestion by promoting the development of intestinal flora, thanks to the inulin, prebiotic it contains naturally.
To all these advantages, we must add its preventive and therapeutic effect against the cold, its content in vitamins A, B, C and E, or the presence of allicin antibiotic molecule. Of course (but is it worth mentioning?), He would scare away vampires!
Be careful nevertheless to excesses. When consumed in large quantities, garlic can cause gastric burns. Even in local applications, the "remedy" is not insignificant and can cause localized necrosis of the skin. Do not overuse garlic. Moreover, beware of its effects "kill-love" on the breath!