Nutritionist and dietician Shikha Aggarwal Sharma, director of Fat to Slim, in an interview to Navbharat Times, said that garlic oil has antibacterial, antiparasitic and antifungal properties, which can cure many skin, hair and health related problems. How is garlic oil made? Using this oil can provide you with many health benefits. So let’s know the benefits of garlic oil. (Photo Courtesy :- @istock, @sas.dietacadmey)
Helpful in lowering cholesterol
Nutritionists explained that garlic contains sulphur, and hence its use helps in lowering blood pressure, triglycerides and bad cholesterol levels, thus keeping the heart healthy. For this you can use oil in food.
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Beneficial in skin diseases
Garlic has antifungal properties that help treat skin diseases such as Candida yeast infection, Malassezia and dermatophytes. For this, oil has to be applied on the affected area once a week.
Great cheap treatment for cold and flu
Garlic oil can keep you away from cold and flu. Garlic contains the active ingredient alliin, which helps strengthen the immune system. For this, before taking a bath, massage the body well with the oil and add a few drops to the bath water.
Remedies for toothache
A chemical called allicin in garlic helps reduce toothache and inflammation. Similarly, your tooth decay is prevented. For this, cotton soaked in garlic oil and placed on the affected area relieves toothache.
How to make garlic oil
- You can easily make garlic oil at home. First crush the garlic cloves.
- Then fry it in a saucepan with a little olive oil.
- Heat this mixture on medium heat for 5-8 minutesNow take the pan off the heat and pour this mixture into an airtight glass jar.
- Homemade garlic oil is ready to use
How to use garlic oil in food
You can add garlic oil to steamed vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, peas, as well as toast and eggs. You can also put it on top of your salad. Remember not to consume more than 5 ml of oil per day.
(Note: This article is for general information only. It is in no way a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always consult your doctor for more details.)