Showing posts with label Medicinal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Medicinal. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

What are the medicinal properties of garlic?

 What are the medicinal properties of garlic?

There is no need to say much about the taste of garlic. It tastes bitter when eaten raw. When it is mixed with pulses, vegetables, the taste changes.

Basically, garlic is used in Nepali cuisine for flavor. However, it is also considered full of medicinal properties. That is why garlic has been used as medicine since ancient times. Garlic is called 'Rason' in Sanskrit. Because out of the 6 juices on earth (bitter, bitter, salty, tart, sour, sweet), garlic has five juices. Garlic does not have only 'sour' juice.

It is called 'Rasone' because 'Ras Un' means one less juice. In Ayurveda, garlic is classified as a pain reliever.

History of Garlic

Garlic has been used for thousands of years in China and Egypt. In 1325 BC, garlic was placed in the tomb of the Egyptian emperor Tutankhamun to preserve the body. At that time, the inhabitants of Egypt used to put garlic in the grave after someone's death. It was believed that when a person reaches the next world after death, he should not be afflicted with diseases.

Similarly, the soldiers going on a long journey also used to carry garlic, so that if there was any problem, they could use it as a medicine.

With the migration of people, the use of garlic became widespread. It is mentioned in history that garlic has entered China and India in the sixth century BC. At that time it was used only for treatment. After that, garlic was gradually used not only in treatment but also in daily life.

The importance of garlic is also mentioned in mythology. According to the story, when Lord Indra took the nectar and brought it to the earth, garlic was born from the drops of nectar that fell.

What can be inferred from these stories is that garlic has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries.

What happens in garlic?

According to medical research, a compound called allicin is mainly found in raw garlic. This is the same element, which has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Also, garlic is rich in salts like phosphorus, zinc, potassium and magnesium. The smell of garlic is pungent because it contains sulphur.

What does garlic do?

Also, garlic is still being used in pulses and vegetables, which may have direct-indirect benefits. Apart from that, eating two to four cloves of garlic on an empty stomach in the morning is beneficial. The 'Allicin' element in garlic helps to protect against various types of infections. It does not allow typhoid, fever, allergy infection.

Garlic is also used to reduce pain in the body. Garlic can be placed on the swollen or painful area and massaged with heated oil. Raw garlic contains the antioxidant sulfhydryl substance, which helps in removing toxins from the body.

Regular use of garlic removes bad cholesterol accumulated in blood vessels. It reduces the risk of heart attack. Consuming garlic in proper amount reduces the pressure on the blood vessels. Garlic is also considered useful for regulating blood pressure. Garlic can be used for some skin problems.

Who should not eat?

Garlic allergy, blood deficiency and if the patient is taking blood thinners, it is advisable not to consume garlic. Because if you consume garlic in such a situation, other problems may increase. Even if you have an ulcer, its consumption is appropriate.

If you are taking any medication or undergoing treatment while using garlic as a medicine, you should consult a doctor.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Medicinal properties of lemongrass

Medicinal properties of lemongrass

The main ingredient in lemongrass is lemon or citral, which has antifungal and anti-microbial properties. Lemongrass is good for health.

Lemongrass is a good source of vitamins A, B, C, and folate. Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron found in it are necessary for the body to be healthy and function.

The antioxidant (phenolic compound) found in it acts as a medicine to prevent various diseases in the body. Here are the benefits of consuming lemongrass:

Lowers cholesterol

Lemongrass has antihypertensive lipidomic and antihypertensive cholesterol properties that help keep cholesterol levels healthy. According to a study, daily consumption of lemongrass improves triglyceride levels and helps lower LDL cholesterol in the body.

Removes toxins from the body

Lemongrass helps in removing harmful toxins accumulated in the body. After the toxins are released from the body, the organs of the bodywork well.

It helps to reduce the level of uric acid in the body. Due to the diuretic properties found in lemongrass, frequent urination and excretion of toxins through urine. It also improves your digestive health.

Eliminates stomach problems

According to a study, lemongrass has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that help fight stomach infections. It also helps to improve the digestive system and prevent ulcers such as gastrointestinal disorders. Lemongrass can also be used to get rid of constipation.


Due to the antiseptic and astringent properties found in lemongrass, it is very beneficial for the skin. It acts as a very good cleanser for oily skin and helps to remove blemishes from the skin.

Removes body odor

Lemongrass is used to make deodorant. The antibacterial found in it helps to get rid of body odor. Also prevents fungal and bacterial infections.

Strengthens the immune system

Lemongrass helps in maintaining proper digestion, respiration, and the nervous system. It helps the body absorb essential nutrients from food which strengthens our immune system.