Garlic is also called: Allium sativum (Botanical Name),Wonder Food (Nickname),Lassun (in Hindi),Veluthulli(Malayalam),Vellai poondu (Tamil).
Garlic is one of the most common ingredients in preparing dishes with some flavors. This white pod also has immense medicinal properties. Used since time immemorial to treat various ailments, garlic is one ingredient in your kitchen that has a number of uses. Here are the top 16 health benefits of garlic.
      A.    It helps to keep bacterial and viral infections at bay.
      B.    It cures Cold.
      C.   It gets rid of Acne.
      D.   It treats Athlete’s Foot.
      E.    Use as a Pesticide in your Garden.
      F.    Repel Mosquitos & Other Insects.
     G.   Can keep your blood pressure levels in check.
     H.    It helps to protect heart failure.
      I.      It can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol.
     J.    It combats allergies.
     K.    Helps keep your blood sugar levels in check.
     L.    Can help keep cancer at bay.
     M.   Can give your sex life a much needed boost.
     N.   Helps beat iron deficiency and anaemia.
     O.   Can help you lose weight.
     P.    Helps relieve pain caused due to toothache.


When taken by mouth, garlic can cause bad breath, a burning sensation in the mouth or stomach, heartburn, gas, nausea, vomiting, body odor, and diarrhea.
These side effects are often worse with raw garlic.
Garlic may also increase the risk of bleeding. There have been reports of bleeding after surgery in people who have taken garlic.
Asthma has been reported in people working with garlic, and other allergic reactions are possible.
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with garlic. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines.

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