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3. Heart Health
Studies show that garlic benefit respiratory health and circulatory system health in many ways. It is reported to help high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease and hardening of the arteries.
The research has been done on each conditions. While how garlic can help these problems differ, the research into its effect on atherosclerosis and blood pressure is positive. These benefits some researchers say derives from the production of hydrogen sulfide gas, which happens when red blood cells assimilate the sulphuric compounds found in garlic. This gas can expand blood vessels, thereby keeping you having steady blood pressure.
Garlic contains compounds that are well known to have anti-inflammatory properties. One study documented four sulphuric compounds in garlic that will cut inflammation. People who suffer from autoimmune diseases would benefit if they included garlic in their diets.
Dr. Andrew Weil includes garlic in his anti inflammatory food pyramid. If you have psoriasis, or any other skin condition related to inflammation garlic may be your answer. Just rub garlic oil directly on the problem area for relief.