2. Fight Against Colds and Coughs
Raw garlic is used to combat colds and cough.
At the very onset of cold, take 2-3 cloves of raw or cooked garlic a day or sip some garlic tea.
This will not only relieve cold but it will also boost your immune system. However, garlic supplementation can also be used to treat cold and to boost the function of the immune system.
A 12-week study found that taking garlic supplement daily reduces the number of cold by 63% compared to placebo. In the study, the average length of cold symptoms was also reduced by 70%.
Another research shows that a high dose of garlic extract (2.56 g per day) reduces the number of days sick with cold and flu by 61%. So, taking raw garlic or garlic supplement could be a perfect and incredible remedy for cold and cough.
3. Lowers Cholesterol Levels
Daily consumption of garlic either raw or cooked can help lower total and LDL “bad” cholesterol levels due to the antioxidant property of allicin.
Those with high cholesterol should include garlic supplement in their diet as this reduces the levels of total and LDL cholesterol by 10-15%.
It is worthy of note that garlic does not lower triglyceride levels, which is another known risk factor for heart disease.