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    Garlic is a simple ingredient packed with health benefits. It is very strong and bitter but adds an unbelievable flavour to any cuisine. Garlic has also been used a herb for centuries as a medicine to prevent or treat various diseases and conditions. A vital compound - Allicin, in Garlic, is known to have great anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.

    Garlic is most well-known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. They help control bacterial, viral, fungal, yeast and worm infections. The anti-clotting properties of ajoene found in garlic help in preventing the formation of blood clots in the body. Hence, it may also increase the risk of bleeding after surgery. It is advisable to avoid garlics pre and post operations as the prolong bleeding. Garlic increases insulin release and regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics. Garlic can reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure by as much as 7% or 8%.

    Garlic works as a natural glue. The natural adhesive quality is why some people swear by garlic to fix hairline cracks in glass. Crush some cloves and rub the juice on the crack, wiping away any excess. You can also use garlic in place of glue for other things, such as paper crafts.