Q&A: Garlic

Question: What are the benefits of garlic in high blood pressure?

Answer: The action of garlic in the high blood pressure is as follows: Garlic has properties of antibiotic, alternative, stimulant, carminative and nervine. It contains volatile sulphur compound (allicin) which lowers blood serum cholesterol levels. It has beneficial effects on heart disease due to allicin blocking the biosynthesis of cholesterol. Garlic lowers serum-triglycerides, beta lipoproteins, phospholipids and plasma fibrinogen levels. It helps to expand vessel walls due to methyl allyl trisulfide. Ajoene in garlic inhibits the tendency of blood cells to stick together (platelet aggregation), reducing blood clotting.

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