Benefits of garlic

Published October 13, 2021

Why is garlic so good for my health?

Garlic is a versatile herb that not only enhances the flavour of food but is prized for its numerous health benefits, such as supporting healthy immune system function and cardiovascular system health.

Underneath the pungent odour is a complex combination of nutritional goodness, including organosulfur compounds, and vitamins and minerals. One of the most potent compounds is the sulphur compound allicin, which is produced when garlic is crushed, chewed or ground.

What are the health benefits of garlic?

Garlic has many health benefits, including supporting healthy immune system function and cardiovascular health, and has been revered in many traditional medicine systems for thousands of years.

Garlic and immune health

Garlic may support healthy immune system function to help keep you healthy. If you fall victim to a mild upper respiratory tract infection, garlic may help relieve the associated symptoms and is used in traditional western herbal medicine to relieve nasal mucous congestion and coughs.

Cardiovascular health

Garlic also helps support a healthy cardiovascular system.

I don’t like the taste of garlic, can I take a supplement?

A garlic supplement is a good alternative for those who find the smell and taste of garlic a little overpowering. Garlic supplements come in capsules or tablets as an oil or powder, on its own, or in combination with other immune-support ingredients like vitamin C.

Cenovis has a range of garlic supplements available:

  • Cenovis Garlicis a formula containing garlic oil equivalent to 3g of fresh garlic in each capsule. It may help to relieve the symptoms of mild upper respiratory tract infections in adults and is traditionally used in western herbal medicine to relieve nasal congestion and cough. This is a great formula for those who dislike garlic’s aftertaste as it is flavoured with natural peppermint oil.
  • Cenovis Garlic and Horseradish + C Complexcombines garlic with vitamin C, horseradish, fenugreek and marshmallow  and reduces the severity and duration of common cold symptoms. Vitamin C reduces the duration and severity of cold symptoms and supports healthy immune system function.
  • Cenovis Echinacea, Garlic, Zinc & Chas been specially formulated with vitamins, minerals and herbs and supports healthy immune system function and reduces the severity and duration of common cold symptoms.

What is the difference between fresh garlic and aged garlic extracts?

Some companies use aged garlic in their products as the process of aging garlic reduces its pungent odour, producing a more complex smell.

Garlic has been a culinary and medicinal staple across the globe for many generations. Enjoy the rich aroma and taste in your cooking or if intake is inadequate, a supplement may also help. Garlic supports your immune system function, helps reduce mild upper respiratory tract symptoms if you catch a bug, and helps you look after your cardiovascular system.  Speak to your healthcare practitioner today about which garlic product is right for you.

 

 

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

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