Garlic oil decreases levels of low density lipids or bad cholesterol, which is helpful for certain types of heart disease. Most importantly, it also lowers the total cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body. The chemicals present in it, promote formation of HDL cholesterol. Garlic oil can be used to provide relief to the patients suffering from the high blood pressure by lowering it. It does have the capacity to act as a blood thinner and is known to successfully unclog the blood vessels and prevent atherosclerosis. Its ability to make the blood thinner is important for avoiding stroke and thrombosis. Ingestion of garlic oil also helps in lowering the blood sugar levels.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
There is evidence that taking garlic by mouth might be helpful for improving urinary flow, decreasing urinary frequency, and other symptoms associated with BPH.
Garlic is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic has been show to improve allergic airway inflammation (allergic rhinitis).
Daily use of garlic might reduce the frequency and number of colds. Its antibacterial properties help in treating throat irritations. Garlic may also reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections. Its benefits in disorders of the lungs like asthma, difficulty of breathing, etc. make it a priceless medicine. Its ability to promote expectoration makes it irreplaceable in chronic bronchitis.
Garlic oil has been proven to be beneficial to the overall immune system functioning.
Preliminary research suggests garlic might reduce the frequency and number of colds when taken for prevention.
The clinical studies have established that the allyl sulfur, a chemical present in the garlic, can stem or inhibit the cancer development. Garlic oil benefits can be observed in prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer and stomach cancer. It has the ability to inhibit or prevent colon cancer.
Ferroportin is a protein which helps in iron absorption and release. Diallyl sulphides in garlic increase production of ferroportin and help improve iron metabolism.
Parsley may help to modulate the immune system. Parsley essential oil has been shown to suppress an over stimulated immune response making it a key player in the fight against allergies, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders.
Parsley is rich with an antioxidant arsenal that includes luteolin, a ﬂavonoid that searches out and eradicates free radicals in the body that cause oxidative stress in cells. Luteolin also promotes carbohydrate metabolism and serves the body as an anti-inﬂammatory agent. Furthermore, two tablespoons of parsley contain 16% of the RDA of vitamin C and over 12% of the RDA of vitamin A – two powerful antioxidants.
Cardiovascular, Bone, and Nervous Tissue Health
Parsley is a rich source of Vitamin K which is necessary for the synthesis of osteocalcin, a protein that strengthens the composition of our bones. Vitamin K also prevents calcium build-up in our tissue that can lead to atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Finally, the vitamin K found in parsley is essential for synthesizing sphingolipid, the fat needed to maintain the myelin sheath around our nerves, and therefore our nervous system as a whole.
Parsley helps to reduce the pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Parsley contains a volatile oil called eugenol that has been shown in studies to have strong anti-inflammatory as well as anti-arthritic properties and can significantly suppress swelling in the joint.
Parsley offers protection from a wide variety of diseases – from atherosclerosis, diabetes and colon cancer to asthma! Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a key nutrient in the processes that neutralizes the free radicals that play a key role in the development of these diseases.
Parsley is a good source of one of the most important B vitamins: folic acid. Folic acid helps to reduce homocysteine. Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid in the body but high levels in the blood can damage blood vessels increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Eating parsley can reduce the risk of cancers such as breast, digestive tract, skin and prostate. Parsley contains high levels of a flavonoid called apigenin. Not only does apigenin possesses remarkable anti-cancer properties, it’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.