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Health Benefits of Eating Garlic on an Empty Stomach

Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

Garlic is a native to Central Asia. China is the leading producer of garlic followed by India.

It is easy to grow and can be grown at any time of the year.

The cloves in the bulb are mainly used whether raw or cooked. It is frequently used in Indian cooking. Garlic can be made into powder, and 1/8 tsp of garlic powder is equal to 1 clove of raw garlic.

Some garlic pods have just 1 clove. This is called pearl garlic. It is full of all the good qualities of garlic. The garlic that is normally available is the one having 10 -15 cloves in a pod.

Keep garlic in an earthen pot to prevent spoilage.

Properties of Garlic

The active compound in garlic is allicin which is antibiotic and an antifungal.

Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. The typical garlic smell is due to diallyl disulphide, while the hot sensation is due to allicin.

Garlic is best eaten crushed, whether raw or cooked. Crushing damages the cells, and, allicin is released. Garlic destroys free radicals due to its antioxidant property.

Let the garlic sit for about 5 to 15 minutes after crushing. Crushing it releases the enzyme alliinase which converts alliin to allicin.

Garlic Nutritional Information: Value Per 100 g.

 

(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

 

Principle

Nutrient Value

Percentage of RDA

Energy

149 Kcal

7.50%

Carbohydrates

33.06 g

25%

Protein

6.36 g

11%

Total Fat

0.5 g

2%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

2.1 g

5.50%

Vitamins

 

 

Folates

3 µg

1%

Niacin

0.700 mg

4%

Pantothenic acid

0.596 mg

12%

Pyridoxine

1.235 mg

95%

Riboflavin

0.110 mg

8%

Thiamin

0.200 mg

17%

Vitamin A

9 IU

<1%

Vitamin C

31.2 mg

52%

Vitamin E

0.08 mg

0.50%

Vitamin K

1.7 µg

1.50%

Electrolytes

 

 

Sodium

153 mg

10%

Potassium

401 mg

8.50%

Minerals

 

 

Calcium

181 mg

18%

Copper

0.299 mg

33%

Iron

1.70 mg

21%

Magnesium

25 mg

6%

Manganese

1.672 mg

73%

Phosphorus

153 mg

22%

Selenium

14.2 µg

26%

Zinc

1.160 mg

10.50%

Phyto-nutrients

 

 

Carotene-ß

5 µg

--

Crypto-xanthin-ß

0 µg

--

Lutein-zeaxanthin

16 µg

-

 

 

 

Pressed Garlic

Garlic Benefits

Garlic improves appetite, gives heat to the body, lustre to the face, and expels worms. Eating garlic every day prevents many diseases, and when consumed, helps in preventing many diseases.

It is of help in skin diseases and low libido. It also increases blood, strength, and semen, and joins broken bones. Garlic helps in controlling heart diseases, fever, constipation, gas, cough, swelling, piles, leprosy, asthma, phlegm. It is good for the eyes and the brain. It increases urine output and removes the distension of the stomach.

In swellings, paralysis, joint pains, and spleen affections, it is beneficial. It relieves pyorrhoea and lessens thirst. Garlic aids in cases of repeated occurrence of boils, paratyphoid, flu, kidney diseases. It kills disease-causing germs.

Garlic Benefits in the Following Conditions

1. Asthma

Garlic juice 10 drops, 2 spoons honey in a glass of water given daily to asthma sufferers helps in controlling attacks. This can be given even during an Asthma attack.

2. Pleurisy

If water has accumulated in the lungs, there is fever, breathing comes in spurts and there is chest pain, make a poultice of ground garlic and flour and tie on the back.

3. Tuberculosis

Garlic improves immunity. It kills the TB germs. It helps in all types of TB and is literally nectar. Garlic has Sulphuric acid in a good measure which kills the TB germs.

In 250 grams milk add chopped 10 cloves of garlic. Boil this milk, eat the cloves and drink the milk.

It reduces phlegm output, stops night perspiration, increases appetite and brings on good sleep.

Garlic benefits after meals too.

In TB of the stomach, take garlic juice 5 drops with 12 grams of water internally.

4. Sore Throat

Gargle with hot water mixed with garlic juice.

5. Pneumonia

Add some juice of garlic in hot water and drink this. It reduces chest pain too.

6. Cough

A. In 60 grams mustard oil put 1 full garlic pod after removing the outer skin. Cook this. Massage this oil on the chest and throat.

Also, eat garlic with currants 3 times a day. Stop eating sour things.

B. To a glass of pomegranate juice add 20 drops of garlic juice. It aids in all types of cough.

7. Whooping cough

Soak 5 almonds in water at night. In the morning remove their skins, add a little candy sugar/mishri and 1 clove garlic. Grind all these. Take this for a few days.

In children, putting a garland made of garlic cloves and massaging with garlic oil also helps.

Juice of freshly juiced garlic 10 drops, 4 grams honey and water each. Take this mixture 4 times a day.

8. Itching

Boil garlic in oil. Strain and cool. Massage with this oil.

9. Eczema

Burn garlic. Mix the ash in honey. Apply on the affected part.

10. Dental diseases

In Pyorrhoea, swelling of gums, pain, bad breath, add 20 drops of garlic juice to 1 teaspoon honey and lick.

To 60 grams of mustard oil add 1 pod garlic cloves de-skinned. Cook this till the garlic is burnt. Cool the oil & strain it. To this add 30 grams burnt carom seeds and 15 gms ground rock salt. Brush teeth with this oil. It relieves normal dental problems and pyorrhoea if continued for 2 to 3 months.

11. Baldness

Apply garlic juice to bald spots and let it dry. Apply thrice a day for some weeks. Garlic benefits in growing new hair.

12. Hair lice

Grind garlic. Mix with lemon juice. At night massage this in the hair. Wash hair in the morning. Do this for 5 days every day. It kills lice.

Caution: Keep the lemon garlic juice out of the eyes.

13. Sagging Breasts

Eat 5 cloves of garlic daily. This firms up the breasts.

14. All Types Of Headaches & Migraine

Grind garlic and apply on the temples or wherever the pain is. Pure garlic juice is corrosive and can cause blisters. Apply for a short while and wash off.

For migraines, put 2 drops garlic juice in the nostrils opposite to the side of the head pain. Every 2 hours 2 cloves of garlic can be chewed and gulped down with water.

15. Ear diseases

Boil 4 cloves of garlic in 1 tbsp mustard oil and put a drop in the affected ear. Garlic benefits in relieving pain, wound, pus discharge of the ear.

16. Deafness

Fry 8 cloves of garlic in 60 ml in ginger or sesame oil.Strain and cool. Put 2 drops of this oil in the ears for some days.

17. Hysteria

Putting garlic juice in the nose brings the patient to his senses.

18. Epilepsy

A. Crush garlic and let the unconscious person smell this. It brings back consciousness.

B. Take 10 cloves garlic boiled in milk daily.

19. Stomachache

Add 1/2 tsp garlic juice to 4 tsp water. Add salt to taste. Relieves stomachache.

20. Cholera prevention

Keep de-skinned garlic at various places in the house. It kills cholera bacteria.

21. Intestinal worms

Eat 5 cloves garlic with honey or currants thrice a day. Continuing this for 2-3 months improves health.

22. Digestion

Consuming 4 cloves garlic daily. Garlic benefits by cleaning out gas and strengthens the digestive system.

23. Stoppage of urine

Tying a poultice of garlic below the navel strengthens the weak bladder and brings on urine.

24. Paralysis

In one-sided paralysis, grind 25 grams de-skinned garlic cloves. Boil this in milk. When the mixture thickens, take off fire and cool it and eat daily.

Also, grind 250 grams garlic. Add 500 grams mustard oil and 2 litres water in an iron vessel. Boil this till all the water evaporates. Cool and strain. Massage with this oil daily for benefit.

25. Bones

Broken bones, bone increase, diseases of bones are benefitted by garlic consumption.

26. High blood pressure

Drink a mixture of 6 drops of garlic juice in 4 tsp of water twice daily.

27. Cholesterol

It is very effective in reducing cholesterol and therefore of help in heart attacks and heart disease.

Ghee or Clarified butter increases blood thickness and increases cholesterol which causes thickening and hardening of arteries. Garlic consumption reduces these changes from occurring.

In 50 ml of garlic juice, there is just 1 drop of the active ingredients having the beneficial qualities of garlic which are mainly diallyl disulphide, allyl propyl disulphide and polysulphide which keep the blood thin and clears the arteries clogged with cholesterol. It also prevents the arteries from shrinking.

28. Nightfall

Chew 1 clove garlic and swallow. Do this before going to sleep after washing hands and feet.

30. Impotence

A. Fry 60 gms garlic in pure ghee and eat daily.

B. Grind 200 gms garlic, add 600 gms honey. Fill this in a bottle and cover this in a wheat mound or wheat bag for a month. After a month remove this and take 15 gms in morning and evening both with warm milk. Do this for a month. It is very beneficial.

C. Early morning chew 5 garlic cloves and drink milk. Do this all winter. It helps in infertility in women.

30. Rheumatism

A. Massage with garlic oil daily.

B. Deskin a garlic pod. cut each clove in 2 and boil with 250 ml milk till it thickens. Drink this for 6 weeks. It should be taken at night. Avoid sour and sweet things.

31. Bites by poisonous insects

Garlic juice massaged at the bite spot relieves the pain of the bite.

32. Jaundice

Add 4 cloves garlic in 1/2 cup hot milk and drink. after this drink 1/2 glass of plain milk for a couple of days.

Below I list some important points from the book "Garlic The Unknown Miracle Worker" by Yoshio Kato of Japan

Eat garlic for health in the following conditions:

  • Stomach cancer

Garlic consumption helps in cases of stomach cancer. Grind garlic and mix in water. Drink this regularly.

Taking garlic after meals 3 times a day keeps the stomach clean. It stimulates the liver due to which oxygen and blood reach the capillaries of the stomach.

  • Gastric ulcer, hypertension, worms, airborne diseases and pollution cause loss of health. To improve health take 4 cloves of garlic after meals daily.
  • Tonsillitis, grind 1/2 a clove of garlic finely and mix in hot water. Gargle with this.
  • Frostbite, eczema, leucoderma, skin cancer, ringworm, alopecia take garlic internally and apply garlic juice externally too.

How to Eat Garlic

Eat garlic after meals. Take a couple of sips of water first to moisten the mouth. Then keep ground garlic the size of a pea on the tongue and gulp it down with water. About 5 minutes after this one can feel it working in the stomach. If you don't feel anything your stomach is in pretty bad shape.

Garlic works best when eaten raw. However, it should be also used in cooking. Especially, it does not raise cholesterol if used in vegetables made in ghee or clarified butter. Vegetables made in vegetable ghee, or clarified butter without garlic, raise cholesterol.

How to Apply Garlic Juice

Apply ground garlic or the juice on the affected parts for 5-10 minutes.

Caution: Garlic causes a sharp burning sensation and can burn the skin, or can cause blisters. Apply cautiously for a short time only.

Garlic Smell

It can be removed by keeping dipped the deskinned garlic cloves in water for 12 hours.

Chewing coriander also masks garlic smell.

A Note:

Chinese garlic has been bleached and sprayed with banned chemicals as per news on the internet. You can read many articles about this. However, these articles are a few years old and I could not find any update on the latest position with regard to the safety of Chinese garlic.

Just a point I wished to mention.

Health Benefits of Garlic

The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2011 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 16, 2020:

You are welcome, Dipak

Dipak Jadhav from India on October 14, 2020:

Nice insightful article. Got some very unique and up to date tips of garlics. Thanks for sharing

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 13, 2020:

Thanks

Anas bin Sarfraz from Gujranwala on April 04, 2020:

nice article keeps it up.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 28, 2020:

Thank you fazal rahman

fazal rahman from pakistan on January 18, 2020:

nice work singh sab.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 24, 2017:

Thanks Priti for reading and appreciating my article. Of course Garlic is a superfood whose consumption benefits us in various ways as per medical studies as well.

Unfortunately cooking destroy's garlic's active ingredient allicin, even when garlic is dried or processed so it is better to consume garlic in raw form in as little a quantity one can tolerate to at least get benefitted.

Priti Bhatia from New Delhi, India on June 24, 2017:

Thanks for sharing such a nice info, one thing i would like to add here, garlic been a superfood, should be included in every day routine but eating raw garlic is very pungent and strong. Please do include some interesting recipes for garlic to consume so that every one should be benefitted with it's properties withour damaging it's nutrtional contents.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 08, 2015:

suplementreview, thanks for stopping by.

Joseph M from United States on August 21, 2015:

Comprehensive and informative this article, has lots of information did not know about the benefits of garlic.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 25, 2015:

veraz thank you.

najjuma kevine, thanks for sharing your personal recovery story and it's heartening to know you are cured. Thanks for reading and supporting my mission to educate people about healthy foods.

Aladdins Cave, I agree I have seen such info on the net though I could find it ratified in latest updates. Anyway ti is always better to be careful where you buy garlic from, in fact any food item.

Thanks.

Aladdins Cave from Melbourne, Australia on June 21, 2015:

Very interesting information, thank you.

Only one thing I would like to comment on, which I could not find on your pages.

A WARNING about buying Garlic imported from China. DON'T !

It has been BLEACHED and that's why they are white in color.

Very bad for your health. You might to research that, and add it to your hub.

Cheers from DOWNUNDER

PS

Gave you thumbs up as well

najjuma kevine - Uganda on May 08, 2015:

God created all natural plants for a purpose for human use. But garlic and water challenge me. The leaves of the trees also reveal a hidden treasure to human health. The world is an owesome place to live in when you have accepted to apply such knowledge as this you are teaching us.

How can we reach out to people who cannot access such information? People are dying innocently. All you have written, i confirm it fully right.

I used to be sickly but now my health was recovered. Garlic is the master of great health. There is no disease that has no cure. People just fail to persevere with good advice, they neglet it yet others have no access to these health bringing foods. Oh Lord God in heaven may you help us to understand these facts and truths. Thank you Rajan Jolly. When am opening my Email, I first come accross this website and I have to open it then I can do other things. It is strategic. Keep on.

I chew three pieces of garlic every night with one litre of warm water daily. The i chew two pieces of garlic sometimes in the morning. I swallow two little fruits of hot pepper every after breakfast. I grind cinnamon power and add hot water and drink at night. I do not take sugar, sodas, any beverage with added sugar. I just take warm water most of my time. I keep away from animal products. eggs, meat , milk. I eat ground nut and soya and millet as my source of protein. My story is too long. My son had diabetes, a hole in the heart and ulcers. They are no more. Just dieting .

veraz on March 31, 2015:

just love every bit of it!!! h0pe to apply so that i can help my mother and my friends who are suffering from ailments which can be treated easily by garlic. thank u so much for this educative site!!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 25, 2015:

@Vimal, raw is the best though if you can't take it raw then use it in cooked in your food.

@Benjamin Azeko thank you so much.

@mkevine from Uganda, you are right bro and thank you so much for all the appreciative words.

@star1 the best time to take both is early morning especially lemon.

@poonam, garlic reduces total body fat but you need to exercise as well to reduce the flab after the CS in consultation with your doctor.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 25, 2015:

@Vimal, raw is the best though if you can't take it raw then use it in cooked in your food.

@Benjamin Azeko thank you so much.

@mkevine from Uganda, you are right bro and thank you so much for all the apprecative words.

@star1 the best time to take both is early morning especially lemon.

@poonam, garlic reduces total body fat but you need to exercise as well to reduce the flab after the CS in consultation with your doctor.

vimal on March 25, 2015:

It's useful link which is the best raw or cooked

Benjamin Azeko on March 24, 2015:

Thanks for the article its really helpful

nkevine from Uganda on February 21, 2015:

thank y s much. Pls let me learn about other useful herbs.

Garlic is my number one on my daily menu. No more medical bill. Greater health. But when we teach others they don't believe what we are talking about. May God bless you

star1 on January 06, 2015:

Kindly please let me knw if i can take garlic and lemon at dusk and sleep again? Doest it cause any problem? Thank u!

poonam on October 06, 2014:

thanks Rajan sir , its really helpful for reduces multi problems !! but can you tell me how it 'll benefit for reducing belly fat?? belly is hang just after the cs delivery of two babies,(two surgery had done )pls advice me !

Naisola on November 15, 2013:

hallo rajan

am really helpful by reading your article. I hv a burning question? I hv been having this bile problem mostly when am almost to receive my ps what can you advise me to take to get rid of it? a friend advised garlic and ginger in warm water before I sleep is tht ok? real desperate

Daniel on October 29, 2013:

I was wondering, will the acid in the stomach prevent benefits of allicin in the garlic before it can be digest in the intestinal tract?

amar sarkar on October 27, 2013:

Should one take garlic in empty stomach with water?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 03, 2013:

bhaga take only garlic on empty stomach. Then lime and honey in warm water. Not onion.

bhaga on September 29, 2013:

now i am using garlic,onion,lemon,honey with hot water in empty stomach it is good for health? and any disadvantages is there?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 12, 2013:

Alex, milk can be taken after eating garlic. In fact it will stop garlic breath.

Alex Parmar on September 12, 2013:

I am still confuse, anyone of here has tried MILK with GARLIC?

I heard somewhere that they are opposite food! But generally I don't believe what I hear. So anyone can please prove me the truth?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 12, 2013:

sadres, This is for a doctor to treat. Garlic is a good antibiotic. Thanks for reading.

sadres twinomugisha on May 11, 2013:

Thank you for your article, very informative and helpful. I am having trouble with appendicitis and intestinal obstruction, will garlic be of help?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 21, 2013:

@Beltane-thanks and good to know you use it a lot. My source are the ayurvedic texts. Thanks for stopping by.

@Fabiojason-thanks and I believe you.

Fábio Jason from Madeira Island on April 20, 2013:

I love garlic, i eat it cooked or normal. My mother says that it is bad for my health but it seems she is wrong haha. btw really good hub :)

Holly Kline from South Jersey on April 19, 2013:

Well written and super-interesting hub. I've long been a proponent of garlic as a health food and use it in nearly every meal I cook.

I'm interested as to your source material for the piece, is there anything you can share?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 19, 2013:

Thanks for sharing this recipe for the readers. Appreciate it very much.

Hariom from INDIA (Haryana) SAMPLA on April 19, 2013:

I want to post a recipe which is very helpful to remove hearth blockage.

100 ml. lemon juice+100 ml. garlic juice+100 ml. ginger juice+100 ml. apple vinegar cider.Mix all and heat on a low flame till 30 minute.Cool it. Mix 300 ml. honey.

take 5 ml. three time daily.

It is very useful remedies to protect hearth.

It also benefit in arthritis High b.p. Cholesterol.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 14, 2013:

Thanks Indian Chef.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on February 14, 2013:

Rajan , I just love garlic.. I put them in as many Dishes I can. Voting up

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 03, 2013:

Thanks for reading Healthexplorer.

Healthexplorer on February 01, 2013:

Thanks for this great advice. I did not eat garlic generally but after searching for the health articles I got through your hubpages and it sounds well. I was unaware of the fact and benefits of eating garlic. I know that the benefits are more but the disadvantage is that it inhibits the meditation process. I think maximum of the diseases are getting cured with these natural food item.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 15, 2013:

@ gladiols, thanks!

@ Sam - thanks fro coming by.

@ Jen - Glad you found the hub so useful. Thanks for stopping by.

Jen Card on January 12, 2013:

I knew garlic had a lot of healing abilities but this was an awesome educational hub. I found a couple issues I would like to use garlic on now. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and knowledge. I appreciate this hub. THUMBS UP!

Sam Little from Wheelwright KY on January 12, 2013:

Voted up! Very informitive. Thanks for sharing this hub.

Gladys Ayala from United States on January 12, 2013:

Great article, very informative. I love garlic, I did not know it had so many wonderful benefits, I just knew just a few of them. Thank you very much for sharing.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 11, 2013:

@ Deltachord - Thanks for the valuable input that is surely going to benefit readers. Appreciate your visit and comments. Thanks.

@ Valerie - Thanks for sharing your experiences with garlic consumption. And thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.

Valerie Tapia from Nashua, NH on January 11, 2013:

WOW! So many wonderful benefits, I use garlic everyday in my cooking! It's a must, I knew it'll keep your cholestrol in great shape. I didn't know of its anti-fungal and antibiotic nature. No wonder my family is hardly ever sick! lol

My garlic press is one of the best kitchen tools I have. Great Info

Deltachord from United States on January 11, 2013:

Very in depth information on garlic's uses. I've used it for sinus infections and an infection on my leg with success

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 11, 2013:

Blond, I do hope you try the pickle recipe. However raw garlic is the best. Thanks for visiting.

Mary Wickison from Brazil on January 11, 2013:

My husband loves garlic but I don't think he has tried it raw. I thought the video with the garlic pickle is great, I will definitely be trying that recipe.

As always, wonderful information.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 09, 2013:

The benefits of garlic are numerous Tom. Thanks for appreciating and visiting.

tomski18 from Antipolo, Philippines on January 07, 2013:

I eat raw garlic after meal...bad smell but the benefits are great..

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 06, 2013:

Thanks for reading Vipin. 2 cloves of garlic can be taken everyday safely. However, for your query about Lyme disease it is best to consult a doctor.

vipin on January 06, 2013:

Good information on Garlic. Is it good to take raw garlic in Lyme disease? How much raw garlic is too much in a day? Is there any other herb I can take to cure Lyme disease.

Thanks

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 28, 2012:

Hi Thinksmart, Glad that you regularly use garlic in your cooking. Thanks for stopping by

ThinkSmart101 on November 28, 2012:

Great article! My family always cooks with garlic..glad to see it is actually beneficial and healthy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 27, 2012:

@ Sanjog - Thanks for reading and commenting.

@ catmalone - Thanks for stopping by.

catmalone on November 27, 2012:

Great hub on garlic! I love garlic and I have use garlic for many things. I found that when I ate garlic on an onset of a sore throat or cold it stop it immediately from getting worse and I got better. Garlic act as a natural antibiotic that helps you heal naturally. Very informative hub with a lot of useful information. Awesome!

SANJOG MAHESHWARI from NEW DELHI, INDIA on November 26, 2012:

Lot of info. about garlic. Article is well done. According to Ayurvedic system of medicine, proper use of raw garlic effectively helps in preventing 99 ailments. Congts.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 26, 2012:

Absolutely right, Anandita. Thanks for reading.

Anandita from Korea on November 26, 2012:

Garlic has a long history of use. Allicin is the useful compound that functions as anti-inflammatory and antibiotic.

This herb is the main element in ayurveda and traditional chinese

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 26, 2012:

@ Marlene - Thanks for reading, bookmarking and sharing. Much appreciated.

@ Mark - Chew coriander, clove, cardamom, fennel seeds and the like to mask the odor. Also, raw garlic if eaten just prior to having a meal will not smell that offensive. Thanks for coming by.

Mark Johann from New Zealand on November 26, 2012:

Thanks for this hub. Actually, I like garlic but my partner hate the smell of my mouth. What should I do? Garlic has lots of benefits, I believe.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on November 26, 2012:

Wow. It looks like garlic is good for just about everything. I eat a lot of garlic and so I'm glad to read that I am doing something great for my body. Lots of information here. I'm sharing and saving for reference. Thanks.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 26, 2012:

@ Lauhulu - Glad to read you found this useful. Thanks.

@ Rain Defence - I love garlic and garlic chicken, while I love the aroma and flavor that cloves impart to the food. appreciate your feedback. Thanks for stopping by.

Rain Defence from UK on November 25, 2012:

I've always loved lots of garlic. One of my favourite ways to eat it is to stab lots of holes into the breast of a chicken that is about to get roasted, pour olive oil over and then put lots of small chopped up pieces of garlic in the holes.

I also love to add a few cloves to the pan so they get roasted as well. I love the taste of it, but it's good that it's good for you too! I'm hungry now just thinking about Garlic Chicken, I'm going to have to get something to eat!

Lauhulu from Hawaii, United States on November 25, 2012:

This article was really informative. My husband is always trying to get me to eat more garlic! Now I see why. I especially appreciate knowing about the release of allicin and how to maximize the benefits...

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 20, 2012:

treehousebrandon, I think you should look at consuming Neem for your skin problems. I have a hub which you can read. Thanks for stopping by.

Brandon Carr from Seymour, CT on November 19, 2012:

I have some pretty bad skin and awhile ago I tried my best to change my diet. I wanted to eat foods that helped my skin, and stay away from foods that did it damage. I ate garlic because many sources said it would benefit me. There were many other things I did, but I did see improvement.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 13, 2012:

Helenjim, thanks very much for reading and finding this hub useful and informative. Appreciate your visit.

Helenjim on November 11, 2012:

This is so useful to me especially knowing what time I should take it. I was eating it in the morning before breakfast and in the evening before dinner. I have learnt something today that I have to take it after meal all the time. Thank you so much for the hub Rajan. Give us more of what you know that could help us healthwise.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 24, 2012:

Thanks for these tips Rohit. Also for reading the hub.,

Rohit Behal on October 23, 2012:

The Juice of Half an Onion taken once in the morning empty stomach brings down the Uric Acid levels. Can be repeated occasionally till desired. Also eating the SMALL variety of Brinjals (Eggplant) is an excellent remedy to remove Uric acid from the body.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 18, 2012:

Hi Kimberly,

Good to know you like the hub. Thanks for your feedback/votes/share.

Kimberly Lake from California on October 17, 2012:

Excellent Hub with extensive information! I knew Garlic has many health benefits but I learned a lot from this well put together Hub. Thank you, socially shared and voted up and awesome.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 17, 2012:

Thanks for reading and glad to have your feedback, Kanti.

ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE from KOLKATA on October 17, 2012:

I have taken Garlic clove for various ailments and it is immensely beneficial. Thanks for the great Hub.

lee23online on October 17, 2012:

Very nice article on health benefits garclic. I've always known garlic has this healing effects and this proved more than what I've known.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 16, 2012:

Thanks for reading Limo Les.

Limo Les on October 16, 2012:

I'm going to look out for some Garlic shampoo. It might make my hair grow back!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 16, 2012:

@ nisarg - thanks for appreciating. Crushing garlic will increase its benefits manifold. Thanks for sharing.

@ tranquillite - thanks for your feedback. Thanks for reading.

@ Alex - good to know that. Thanks for reading.

@ paulkkarns - thanks.

paulkkarns on October 15, 2012:

Thanks is really helpful and healthy Post here

Alex Longsword from Nicaragua on October 14, 2012:

Great and complete Hub. I am glad to know that garlic is essential in my home and I consume garlic almost every day.

tranquillite from New York, NY on October 14, 2012:

Wow nice! Thank you for such an informative hub! I have just recently started taking Garlic Pills to help fight away colds and such and it has been working wonders. Now with this I know even more of the benefits. Cheers!

NISARG MEHTA from SURAT, Gujarat, India on October 14, 2012:

Amazing article. I consume garlic in different forms, often cooked however also like to it raw not crushed I mean. It does give bad breath but once in 15-20 days its fine. Thanks again for elaborating its use and specially benefits. Definitely sharing it. :)

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 13, 2012:

@ fpherj - great to know that and thanks for being here.

@ ratnaveera - glad you found this useful. Thank you.

ratnaveera from Cumbum on October 13, 2012:

Indeed Great article about garlic! I really enjoyed useful information about this thing and thank you so much for adding its amazing health benefits and also for tips to overcome many health problems. Voted Up!

Suzie from Carson City on October 13, 2012:

rajan....Garlic! Yes. I learned how to cook from an Italian mother and grandmother....you think we use garlic??!! In everything but desserts!!!

Wonderful hub with extremely useful information. Thanks.....UP++

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 13, 2012:

@ Kris Heeter - Thanks for the read, appreciation and sharing.

@ 2besure - Glad you found this useful. Thanks for stopping by.

@ rasta - Nice to know you found it informative. Thanks for visiting.

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on October 12, 2012:

Lots of information about garlic that I did not previously know.

Pamela Lipscomb from Charlotte, North Carolina on October 12, 2012:

I love garlic, and the flavor it gives to food is amazing. It is good to know that it also has health properties!

Kris Heeter from Indiana on October 12, 2012:

What an amazing list of health benefits! I love garlic. I just finished making some homemade soup with fresh garlic and love the lasting aroma:) Great hub and sharing!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 12, 2012:

Hi Helen,

Thanks for your input which I appreciate very much. Taking it after meals especially when you've had a lot of fatty food, it checks the cholesterol rise.

Thanks for visiting. Have a nice day.

oceansider on October 11, 2012:

This article on garlic is well done, Rajan....thank you for providing information regarding what garlic can be used for....I know that it's very healthy and I cook with it all the time, but I also like eating it raw in salads....it really livens the salad up!....I didn't realize that it's good to eat it three times a day, after meals...thank you so much, now that I know this I'll take some garlic after each meal....

Take care, Helen

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 11, 2012:

@ healthy, viviresperando, samnashy - thanks all for reading and appreciating.

Sam Graham from Australia on October 11, 2012:

Great hub. I eat garlic at least 4-5 times a week and love it.

Shame about the sagging breasts - if only!!!

viveresperando from A Place Where Nothing Is Real on October 11, 2012:

This is a great hub, was completely impressed, not the usual. Great information Love it! :)

healthy2012 on October 11, 2012:

very informative hub ! Go ahead

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 11, 2012:

@ joyette, thanks for the read and tweet. appreciate it.

@ shai, thanks.

@ damsonia, thanks a lot.

@ jcales, thanks for your input.

@ Historicus, glad to know. Thanks for youe feedback.

@ Monique, thanks and I hope this works for you.

@ Lisa, thanks for reading and complimenting.

@ lastella, thanks a lot.

@ khmohsin, thanks for supporting and sharing.

@ Jil, I hope your son gets well soon.

@ WebsiteConfetti, thanks for appreciating and visiting.

Ness from Australia on October 11, 2012:

I thought I knew most of the uses for garlic, but this list gave me many more ideas! Thanks for the very helpful hub.

Mrs Jil Manning from Sussex, England on October 11, 2012:

thank you for this most useful and interesting hub. My son is ill with a bad chest and I am cooking him an onion soup at the moment...it smells lovely. I'm going to go and crush some garlic cloves into it to add to its health-giving properties.

khmohsin on October 10, 2012:

rajan jolly,

I read almost your all hubs because I take a keen interest in the nutrition fact in our daily diets. I always amaze to see your well researched hubs. Thanks for sharing. Now I am sharing with friends too.

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