Garlic has been used as a medicinal herb from ancient times to date, the effect of garlic on health has been demonstrated through the ages. Garlic has been used as a medicine to treat many diseases, such as diuretics, digestive aids
If the garlic does not have such effects, it has been excluded from the literature of the world. For the benefit of garlic is very clear, it has been thoroughly researched for over 20 years.
The use of garlic for health
Since the industrial revolution, the search for natural herbal remedies has been sought by humans. Take for example morphine from opium, aspirin from willow, and extract from bark. This is also the time when research has focused on the healing effects of garlic. Scientists want to find out why garlic smells when smashed or cut. What are the active ingredients of garlic, and why garlic works well for the treatment of many different diseases.
Scientists have found that garlic cloves contain more than 400 different compounds. One of the important compounds of garlic is allicin. Each garlic cell contains an enzyme called allinase combined with allinin contained in garlic to form allicin active ingredients, which is used to enhance resistance and to make garlic garlic special taste.
Some uses of garlic
Modern medicine determines garlic good for the cardiovascular system, helping to reduce homocysteine levels in the blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid that damages the artery walls and increases the cholesterol that builds up on the artery wall.
- Some studies have shown that garlic boosts blood circulation by increasing the production of hydrogen sulfide. Garlic also contains many sulfur compounds, which are good for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. The use of garlic is likened to low-dose aspirin.
- Garlic stimulates the activity of white blood cells, thereby strengthening the immune system, the use of anti-infection including colds and candidiasis. In fact, some studies have shown that garlic can fight some types of infections as these become resistant to antibiotics. Garlic has strong antibacterial properties. In the 1945's, garlic was used to treat cholera and dysentery. Garlic is used to treat wounds to soldiers due to the lack of antibiotics.
Garlic has been shown to work well in controlling blood sugar levels, as garlic stimulates the body's production of insulin.
- Garlic is also mentioned that it is capable of enhancing testosterone levels in both men and women, since it has a positive effect on promoting sexual desire.
The above are just a few of the many other effects of garlic. Because garlic has the nature of blood thinning, and anticoagulants. Eating raw garlic can stimulate the digestive system.
What is black garlic?
The health benefits of garlic mentioned above are that of white garlic. However, there has been a sharp increase in the use of black garlic. White garlic, after undergoing a fermentation that lasts more than a month, under strict control of moisture and temperature becomes black garlic. Black garlic at this time no longer pungent, unpleasant, but it taste like figs.
Compared to white garlic, black garlic has a much higher amount of allicin. In addition, black garlic is rich in amino acids, and it contains twice as much antioxidants as regular garlic.
Not only that, black garlic also contains a very precious substance, S - Allycysteine (SAC) at very high concentration, this substance is soluble, so it can be absorbed easily by the body. S - Allylcysteine also helps the body absorb allicin. Due to the effective effect of the digestive system, black garlic helps reduce the risk of stomach pain
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