Garlic: Health Benefits And Uses

Garlic is also called as Allium sativum. It is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. Garlic is close relatives to onion, shallot, leek, chive and rakkyo. It is easy to grow and can be grown year-round in mild climates.

Here are the health benefits and uses of garlic:

  • Help prevent heart disease (including atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
  • Help prevent cancer.
  • Used (raw garlic) by treating the symptoms of acne.
  • It can assist in managing high cholesterol levels.
  • Effective as a natural mosquito repellent.

Culinary uses of garlic:

  • Used as seasoning in any dishes.
  • Garlic is often paired with onion, tomato, or ginger.
  • It is also applied to breads to create variety of classic dishes such as garlic bread and garlic toast.