What is garlic?
Garlic is a flowering plant native to northeastern Iran and Central Asia. It has a history of thousands of years of human consumption and use, either as a spice and flavouring element or as a traditional medicine.
Garlic adds a distinctive flavour to many dishes and foods, and has many health benefits. Doctors recommend adding garlic to our diet because of its great benefits, especially for the immune system.
What are the benefits of garlic?
Fresh crushed or minced garlic has the most health benefits. Garlic powder and garlic extract are rich in healthy compounds. Despite its great benefits, one should not overdo it by adding too much garlic to one’s diet.
Reducing the symptoms of diabetes
Raw or cooked garlic or garlic extract can help regulate blood glucose and may stop or reduce the effects of some of the complications associated with diabetes: kidney problems or problems with the nervous system and retina.
A review of several studies published in the journal Primary Care Diabetes in 2019 showed that garlic helps to reduce fasting and cumulative blood sugar levels.
Reduce the risk of certain types of cancer
Garlic contains antioxidants and other properties that strengthen the body’s immune system. Compounds in garlic protect cells from damage and reduce the risk of some types of cancer. Garlic supplements may also prevent the development of cancer cells in people whose family members have had breast, prostate or throat cancer in the past.
Lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure
Eating garlic regularly can lower blood cholesterol levels by balancing the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL). In addition, it was found that eating garlic regularly can contribute to lowering blood pressure and thus prevent the onset of heart disease and stroke.
Strengthen and promote hair growth.
Raw garlic is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins B6 and C, manganese and selenium, which support hair health. Garlic’s natural antimicrobial and antifungal properties can help kill bacteria, fight germs and maintain a healthy scalp.
Garlic protects keratinocytes from UV damage. These cells are keratin-producing skin cells found in the outer layer of the skin, including the skin of the scalp and hair follicles.
Fighting infectious diseases
Garlic has been used for thousands of years as a preventative and treatment for many health problems. Garlic contains sulphur compounds, vitamin C, vitamin B6, selenium, magnesium, potassium, calcium and other substances known for their ability to fight many types of germs and viruses, including fungal infections. This led to the creation and manufacture of a multitude of ointments and drops for the external treatment of fungal and ear infections.
Benefits of black garlic
Black garlic is raw garlic, which has been altered over time by using low heat and about 70 % moisture in a process called the Maillard reaction. During this process, it turns a distinctive black colour. The texture and flavour of garlic also changes. One of the reasons for its popularity is that black garlic, like fresh raw garlic, contains antioxidants and other key nutrients. And it has the same benefits as natural fresh garlic. However, what sets it apart from fresh raw garlic is that it contains less of the active compound allicin and higher concentrations of many nutrients, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.
Circulmar 60 capsules – garlic oil
MARNYS® Circulmar contains 500 mg of Garlic oil macerated concentrate, which is equivalent to 1200 mg of fresh garlic. Help your heart with the traditional use of garlic. MARNYS® CIRCULMAR is a food supplement that contains deodorized Garlic oil capsules to avoid garlic’s strong odour and flavour.