Health benefits of garlic

By Shruti Saxena | Updated: May 14, 2014, 02:56 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Garlic is one of the oldest medicinal plants and is widely recognised as a health enhancing supplement. It not just gives flavour to your food, but is also a rich source of Selenium and Vitamin C which is very good for your health.

Here are a few health benefits of garlic.

-It helps in thinning of blood thereby reducing the chances of blood coagulation.

-Garlic acts as a great detoxifying agent and detoxifies and cleanses the body effectively.

-Studies have shown that Garlic reduces cholesterol and also helps maintain blood pressure.

-Garlic contains antiseptic and anti-fungal properties and thus helps reduce chances of catching infections.

-Presence of allyl sulfur found in garlic can slow down progression of cancer cells.