Garlic and honey have long been used in traditional medicines around the world. The main health ingredient in garlic is allicin. It contains oxygen, sulfur, and other chemicals that give garlic antibacterial and disease-fighting properties. Honey, on the other hand, is naturally high in antioxidants called flavonoids and polyphenols. These chemicals help fight inflammation in the body. This can help balance the immune system and prevent certain illnesses.
Garlic and honey have many proven health benefits. And here are some of those.
A lab study found that garlic and a kind of honey called tazma honey were able to stop some kinds of bacteria from growing. The study tested each food separately and as a mixture and researchers found that garlic and honey were both able to kill the bacteria when tested alone. A combination of garlic and honey worked even better.
A lab study found that Manuka honey was able to stop the flu virus from growing. The researchers concluded that honey, especially Manuka honey, worked almost as well as the antiviral drugs against this virus.
According to a medical review, garlic acts to help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering high blood pressure, lowering high cholesterol, preventing too much clotting, and preventing hardened or stiff blood-vessels. Several clinics and lab studies have also found that antioxidants in honey may also help protect you against heart disease.
Memory and Brain Health
Both garlic and honey are high in antioxidant compounds. These healthy chemicals help to balance your immune system and prevent illness. They may also protect your brain from common diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Studies also note that aged garlic extracts contain a high amount of an antioxidant called kyolic acid. This powerful antioxidant may help protect the brain from damage due to aging and disease. This may help improve memory, concentration, and focus in some people.
You see, honey garlic have a lot of health benefits. But, make sure you ask your doctor first to know if these supplements are right for you.
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