Can taking a daily clove of garlic lower blood pressure? Here are some facts on how it works.
The alliin compound becomes allincin (one of about a 100 sulphur compounds). The chemicals contained in garlic are stable as long as the cloves in the bulb aren’t damaged, but when we take our daily clove of garlic or two and crush, bruise or chop them, an enzyme called alliinase reacts with another compound called alliin, instantly producing the sulfur compound allicin which is the cause of the herbs` smell, taste and therapeutic properties.
There are protective health benefits from taking a daily clove of garlic. You can combat the onset of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases with the powerful compound allicin in garlic. Hypertension is known to be lowered by several actions of this compound. As an antioxidant, it has the ability to fight free radical damage, caused by high blood pressure and other problems such as acidosis, (a result of the pH balance in the blood and other organs being too acidic).
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