Most likely you may have encountered someone using Garlic as means to cure colds, flu and many other common ailments. Though garlic is best known for managing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, garlic is also one of the most popular folk remedy especially coming the cold and flu season.
Now, not only as a traditional medicine, science also has discovered that garlic contains antioxidants, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Manganese. Garlic is proven as a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotic properties.
A recent study on the antibacterial and antiviral properties of garlic shows that it can help boost the immune system. This means that garlic can help reduce the occurrence and the severity of the symptoms of a cold and shorten the recovery period as well.
Garlic may also help with congestion in the sinuses by reducing inflammation in the nasal passages. As a remedy for colds and flus, it also provides decongestant and expectorant effects.
Furthermore, researchers believe these medicinal properties are the result of a sulfuric enzyme called allicin, which is the active ingredient in garlic. Vitamin C, a slew of enzymes, and minerals such as sulphur and selenium, definitely play a role. If you put garlic into your diet more, you can help prevent or treat colds and the flu naturally.
Garlic Extract For Daily Health Supplement.
Usually available in liquid or capsule form, aged garlic extract can be added as a dietary supplement to your daily routine. More often this supplement is available as capsules to get the daily recommended amount of allicin. Garlic supplements can be taken on a daily basis.
In the Philippines, Natracare is distributing Garlicare. Garlicare is a powerful garlic extract manufactured in France using the LEMS (Liquid Encapsulation Microspray Sealing) technology which guarantees the freshness and efficacy of the product.