Garlic Benefits for Health Skin and Hair

What can be said about garlic that hasn’t been said before, garlic is a little hatke from its counterparts because although it is a botanical vegetable it is used as a spice and an herb. From adding flavour and fragrance to recipes to having amazing medicinal properties, it does it all. So unless you’re a vampire I’m sure you will love these amazing benefits it gives:

Health Benefits of Garlic

1. Treats Liver’s Alcohol Damages

The liver breaks down alcohol in the body and consuming more than it can take causes diseases like fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis. Over-consumption of alcohol for a long time results in alcohol induced liver damages. 

Garlic consists of organosulfur compound which prevents ethanol-induced oxidative stress. Taking two raw garlic cloves orally for 45 days reduces actions of liver marker enzymes, reduced lipid peroxidation and normalizes the antioxidants status.

2. Purifies Blood

Our blood transports all kinds of important elements like oxygen, hormones, clotting components, sugar, cells and fats. Inside our body our liver and kidneys are natural blood purifiers as they break down and remove toxins from our body. If such toxins are not removed they cause problems like acne, rashes and allergies. 

Garlic has anti-inflammatory which help regulate high blood pressure and keep kidneys healthy and also consumption of garlic purifies the blood and makes the skin glow. Developing a habit of sipping water with two pieces of garlic inside everyday with naturally flush out toxins from the body.

Hair Benefits of Garlic

1. Prevents Lice

Lice are small parasitic insects that suckle on human blood, they are contagious and spread through close personal contact and sharing and are most prominent among young children. Lice are of various types, like, body lice, pubic lice, and head lice. Head lice, as the name suggests, is found on your head, particularly on your scalp and they can be usually spotted over the ears on the neck. 

Although there are many medicated shampoos available in the market for treating lice but although they are effective, they tend to cause other hair damages like rough hair, dry scalp, and hair loss. Hence natural remedies are an effective solution in this situation and garlic is one of the best among them. Add lemon juice to three cloves of garlic, massage the paste thoroughly on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and shampoo and then you never see head lice again.

2. Treats Dandruff

Dandruff is a condition resulting in white flakes to form on the scalp which are difficult to treat. The most common cause of dandruff is a condition called seborrheic dermatitis which cause the skin to become oily and red. Apart from the scalp, seborrheic dermatitis can occur anywhere you have oil glands on your body like armpits, nose, groin and eyebrows. 

Apart from harming the scalp and hair it tends to reduces confidence in a person and hampers his public dealing abilities. In order to stop dandruff from giving a blow to a person self-confidence add lemon juice to some garlic powder, apply it on your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off with any shampoo and repeat the process for a week to get amazing results.

Skin Benefits of Garlic 

1. Reduces Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are parallel lines that appears on your skin after rapid weight gain or during pregnancy. These can be of different colour and texture on different people, they aren’t harmful and usually fade after some time. Most common areas to have stretch marks are stomach, thighs, arms, breasts and buttocks. This happens due to skin stretching and growth of a hormone called cortisone produced by the adrenal glands in the body. 

Garlic is a very effective remedy for treating stretch marks, all you need to do is grind some garlic, turn it into a paste and heat it on a pan to mine its oil. Once is cools down apply it on the stretch marks twice a day and observes them fade away.

References 

https://www.healthline.com/health/stretch-marks#causes

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