Thursday, March 29, 2012

Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is not just a culinary seasoning.In fact, it is beneficial for human health. Health benefits of garlic have been discovered in the year 5000 BC based on the writings of ancient Babylonian, Greek, Roman and Egyptian. Some sources say the ancient Egyptians ate garlic every day for energy and immunity. Workers who built the pyramid is also said to eat a lot of garlic.

Greek people use it to heal Salmonella disease, dysentery and prevent bacterial infections and gangrene in the wound during war. The scientists also found that garlic contains alliin, an amino acid derivative. When pounded or crushed garlic will produce an enzyme called alliinase to convert alliin to allicin, a type of antibiotic that contains the antibacterial action equivalent to 1% penicillin.
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