Garlic is considered as one of the healthiest foods in the world.

Many people around the world use garlic as a remedy for many different health issues, like atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, reduced blood flow due to narrowed arteries, low blood pressure, heart attack, high cholesterol levels and inherited high cholesterol.

Are you familiar with allicin? It is an active compound in garlic, which has the same effects on lowering blood pressure as the blood pressure drug ACE inhibitor. According to medical experts, garlic relaxes the blood vessels and prevents the creation of the hormone called angiotensin II.

And, of course, it is effective in controlling the LDL cholesterol levels. Many people love consuming garlic as it is beneficial in many different ways. First, it gives a mouth-watering flavor to our favorite dishes. Secondly, it is one of the most effective natural remedies.

So, if you grow your own garlic, you will definitely find a way to use it. Moreover, the best way to boost your immune system is to eat garlic. According to medical studies, people who take garlic supplements daily have lower chances of getting the flu or a cold.

You should also know that garlic is effective in the treatment of the stubborn Staph infections. Garlic oil is also produced for the treatment of ear infections.

Despite of all its health benefits, garlic must be consumed in moderation and carefully. Eating raw garlic can result in lingering pungent taste in your mouth, bad breath, body odor, heartburn, nausea and gas. However, the side effects of garlic may differ from person to person.

• In fact, garlic is an effective natural anticoagulant. This makes garlic an excellent remedy for circulation issues, as it makes the blood thinner and with it prevents the formation of blood clots, which can lead to stroke, thrombosis, heart attack and other dangerous health conditions.

However, if you consume garlic while taking anticoagulant drugs, you should be aware that it can cause bleeding.

• Garlic should not be consumed in combination with medications. Therefore, you must consult your doctor before you start to consume garlic.

• People with liver issues should not eat garlic. It may decrease the breakdown of medications or even reduce the effectiveness of the drugs taken for some liver problems. Almost all medications, especially birth control pills, should not be taken together with garlic.

• People with sensitive stomach should avoid garlic as it may irritate the gastrointestinal system. Problems in the gastrointestinal tract may also occur if garlic is consumed together with some medications.

• Pregnant women and women who breastfeed must consume garlic in moderation.

• If you suffer from high or low blood pressure, you should start consuming garlic in order to bring your blood pressure in balance. However, remember to consume it in moderation.

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