Allium Sativum or garlic is a vegetable closely related to onion, shallot, leek and chive. Garlic has been used for centuries for culinary and medicinal purposes. Garlic is rich in a variety of powerful sulfur containing compounds. For culinary use garlic is a very popular vegetable and is used in almost all the cuisines of the world. Did you know that apart from culinary uses garlic has a lot of health benefits? For example garlic:
- Helps beautiful hair growth
- Clears acne
- Prevents and treats colds
- Sooths psoriasis breakouts
- Controls weight
- Treats athlete’s foot
Garlic is very widely used for medicinal purposes, one of the most recent and popular researches of garlic are that this vegetable has cardio protective properties; it protects our hearts by reducing the accumulation of cholesterol on the vascular walls of humans. Garlic also controls high blood pressure and regulates blood sugar levels. Garlic is rich in a variety of powerful sulfur containing compounds. These unique sulfur containing compounds protect against oxidative stress and unwanted inflammation which results in heart attack and atherosclerosis.
What are cardiovascular diseases?
Cardiovascular diseases are also known as heart diseases most of them are related to one process that is atherosclerosis in which plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries and this narrow the arteries. This results in other heart diseases like:
- Heart Attack
- Ischemic stroke and Hemorrhagic stroke
Are you at risk?
How do you know if you are suffering from a cardiovascular disease? Following are some of the general symptoms of cardiovascular diseases:
- Extreme fatigue
- Constant dizziness or lightheadedness
- A fast heart rate (more than 100 beats per minute)
- A new, irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain or discomfort during activity that goes away with rest
- Difficulty breathing during regular activities and rest
- A respiratory infection or cough that becomes worse
- Restlessness or confusion
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Loss of appetite or nausea
- Men and women sometimes suffer different forms of symptoms depending on what kind of disease they are going through.
How can you fight this?
Medicines and surgical processes are one of the ways to cure cardiovascular diseases but these procedures are very expensive and even risky. On the other hand nature has provided us with a natural remedy, garlic which is proven to be very beneficial for the heart.
Garlic oil and its benefits:
Garlic can be consumed in many ways there are garlic oil capsules available which are also a good option for heart patients. But one of the most easiest and convenient way of consuming garlic is natural garlic oil.
What is natural Garlic oil?
Garlic oil is basically either steam distillation of fresh, crushed garlic cloves or soaked chopped garlic in vegetable oil. The steamed distillation of garlic cloves is a bit more expensive then chopped garlic in normal everyday oil, in both ways the effect of garlic remains the same and is equally beneficial. Garlic oil not only keeps your heart healthy but it helps your entire body.
Garlic oil if introduced in everyday diet will prevent your body from many diseases and you maintain a healthy heart and a strong immune system which means protection from colds, flus, influenza, cancer, inflammation and gastrointestinal problems.
Garlic oil when applied topically will help with a lot of skin problems like athletes foot, skin irritations etc. Garlic can have some adverse effects also if taken in excess but when used appropriately, garlic benefits outweigh the risks.