Jakarta – the Benefits of garlic in addition to its delicious taste it can also be an alternative therapy. Ancient civilizations in Egypt, Greece, China, and the Roman had long noted evidence of the benefits of garlic as a remedy.Now in modern times, the tubers of plants with the Latin name Allium sativum is known the study is believed to ward off some diseases. What are the benefits of garlic? The following summary detikHealth from various sources:
one of the active chemical substance that makes garlic beneficial for your health is allicin. Quoted from the study in the journal Molecules 2014, allicin is produced when garlic is crushed or chopped.
According to researchers with the right dose of allicin in garlic can be used as an antimicrobial.
“Depending on the dose, allicin can inhibit the proliferation of bacteria and fungi or even directly kill the cells. Including also strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that are resistant to the drug methicillin,” wrote researchers.
2. Reduce cholesterol
the Benefits of garlic are still according to the same study is can help lower cholesterol. Researchers from Aachen University, Germany, again associate this thanks to the active compound allicin in garlic.
3. Lower blood pressure
In concentrations that are not harmful allicin in garlic can also help control blood pressure. It is known from the analysis of 11 studies looking at people who consume 600-900 milligrams (mg) of garlic a day in a period of 12-23 weeks.
the Result, as quoted from Blood Pressure UK, the average person with high blood pressure numbers the systolic reduced by 8.4 mmHg and diastolic reduced by 7.3 mmHg.There are potential benefits of garlic for cardiovascular health. (Photo: Image Fitri Mardiana/detikFinance)
4. Kill cancer
Benefits of garlic other which is also referred to in the study in the journal Molecules 2014 is likely can prevent cancer. This is because allicin is actually in the high-dose lethal cells including cancer cells.
However, it does not mean cancer can be treated with the consumption of garlic. Need more research and clinical trials to prove that the allicin is effective in exterminating cancer cells.
5. Prevent senile dementia
in a report in The Journal of Gerontology 2008 antioxidant compounds in garlic is able to help the body in fighting oxidative stress. When a person consumes garlic researchers found the antioxidant enzymes in the body are increased.
A combination of the benefits of garlic can reduce cholesterol, hypertension, free radicals and the researchers saw that the risk of dementia (senile dementia) can also be suppressed.
“Although it took a further observation in humans, there is strong evidence of health effects that are beneficial of the antioxidants of the garlic in helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease as well as lowering the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,” wrote researchers in the journal Nutrition 2006.
6. Strengthens bones
the Benefits of garlic for women according to a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements 2012 possible can help to strengthen bone density. This is because onions nipple can increase the production of the hormone estrogen. Estrogen in the human body has an important role in the growth and stability of the bone.
7. Increase the immune of the body
Previously we already described the benefits of garlic in the fight against oxidative stress, well this can be related to the immune system and is proven from a study published in the journal Advances in Therapy 2001.
In a study of people who consumed garlic supplements can reduce the incidence of colds up to 63 percent compared to people taking a placebo. For those who have been exposed to flu garlic consumption of 2.56 grams per day 61 percent could make himself heal faster.