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Garlic: Natural Treatment for Combating High Blood Presure and Other Related Diseases.

Cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes are the world's biggest killers.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most important drivers of these diseases.

Human studies have found garlic supplements to have a significant impact on reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.

In one study, 600–1,500 mg of aged garlic extract was just as effective as the drug Atenolol at reducing blood pressure over a 24-week period.

Supplement doses must be fairly high to have the desired effects. The amount needed is equivalent to about four cloves of garlic per day.

Garlic Can Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold

Garlic supplements are known to boost the function of the immune system.

One large, 12-week study found that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63% compared to a placebo.

The average length of cold symptoms was also reduced by 70%, from 5 days in the placebo group to just 1.5 days in the garlic group.

Another study found that a high dose of aged garlic extract (2.56 grams per day) reduced the number of days sick with cold or flu by 61%.

However, one review concluded that the evidence is insufficient and more research is needed.

Despite the lack of strong evidence, adding garlic to your deit may be worth trying if you often get colds.

Garlic Improves Cholesterol Levels, Which May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

Garlic can lower total and LDL cholesterol.

For those with high cholesterol, garlic supplements appear to reduce total and/or LDL cholesterol by about 10–15%.

Looking at LDL (the "bad") and HDL (the "good") cholesterol specifically, garlic appears to lower LDL but has no reliable effect on HDL.

High triglyceride levels are another known risk factor for heart disease, but garlic seems to have no significant effects on triglyceride levels

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