GARLIC: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?
The belief in the curative effect some people devour unfriendly large amounts of garlic. However, many suffering should still remain so stubbornly cling to them like the smell of chewed toes. The exhalations, however, can weaken.
Up to 40,000 products are made in an average German supermarket. What are any good? What good, what bad for the health? How useful are organic foods and which advertising traps for the food industry to the consumer? In this series, we evaluate widely used food for you. Part 27 : Garlic.
Who has ever been beaten by a numbing garlic breath into the flight, like believes that the sharp toes can also all sorts of pathogens and complaints make a full end. And yet the evidence is scarce.
Encouraging are the most studies in the hypotensive effect. According to various studies garlic can lower blood pressure by about four to 16 lower units (mm Hg). However, were tested in a rule garlic preparations from the pharmacy. Whether raw cloves have a similar effect, is not clear. Likewise, it is questionable whether the dragees ultimately dramatic consequences such as heart attacks and strokes can be avoided with the blood pressure reduction .
Some studies suggest that garlic can prevent colds. If the infection only when, the toes seem to have no effect. However, as with almost all colds medicines and home remedies also applies to garlic: He's not really well studied, because ultimately the treatment of banal cold and cough in medical research has not a very high priority. Most of the other postulated effects - for example, that garlic cancer or diabetes should avoid - are also insufficient evidence. Whether garlic is good as a cholesterol-lowering drug, is controversial. Studies revealed contradictory results here.
In contrast, serious side effects are hardly to be feared. Who can withstand garlic, can access. The most severe side effect then has to endure the environment: the smell.
Experts have conducted more than a thousand studies on the possible health benefits of garlic. Some of these studies are classified as scientifically valid, some not. However, to date only little effect on the d
The studies go further, however, since garlic in the past in some important areas of medicine promises benefits:
In two recent, more rigorous studies, however, doubted that garlic lowers cholesterol at all.
The intake of garlic preparations was tested (the equivalent of 3-5 toes daily) for 12 weeks, in these studies. The results of both studies were similar: garlic preparations could not lower cholesterol.
How scientifically accurate, these studies may have been, not all nutrition experts are ready to doubt the effect of garlic as a cholesterol-lowering agent. Some argue that could be a prolonged use of garlic preparations advantage. Even after it is proved that garlic preparations showed no effect, some experts believe that fresh garlic could act differently in the body.
In fact, a cholesterol-lowering effect of fresh garlic has been shown in some studies.
That garlic can "dilute" the blood is less controversial. Sulfur compounds, such as those found in garlic seem to make and reduce the formation of blood clots the platelets smoother. Blood clots can clog narrowed arteries and lead to heart attack or stroke.
Cancer - Epidemiological studies have brought to light that in the regions of the world where people eat a lot of garlic, a lower rate of cancer is present. This is especially true for stomach and colon cancer. However, these studies do not prove that garlic is the cause for the lower cancer rates.
Antibacterial effect - During World War II garlic was used to treat typhoid and dysentery. Today, scientists have discovered that garlic appears to block certain enzymes that facilitate the infectious agents to survive in the body.