Garlic is a popular herb, native to central Asia, garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, known to treat a variety of health conditions. Garlic oil is derived from garlic; some people apply garlic oil to their skin to treat fungal infections, warts, and corns. There is some evidence supporting the topical use of garlic for fungal infections like ringworm, jock itch, and athlete’s foot.
Garlic is a member of the lily family though listed as being safe by federal regulators; in large enough doses, garlic is poisonous. Garlic oil contains antibacterial, anti fungal and anti viral properties and can be prepared by crushing and soaking them in vegetable oil or by steam distillation.
Garlic oil can be useful in regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Garlic oil is used to strengthen the immune system and protects the body from infections, influenza, sinusitis, and colds.
Garlic oil can be made into a facemask to cure pimples and acne, in cases like psoriasis; the oil can be rubbed on the affected area for relief.
Massage garlic oil on hair and scalp before going to bed, it promotes a strong growing hair.
Garlic oil lowers cholesterol and promotes a healthy heart, it protects against heart disease and stroke.
The benefits of garlic oil are many, but can have some side effects as well. When taken orally, garlic oil is known to cause upset stomach, halitosis, and an increased risk of bleeding.
Garlic oil can be used as an insect repellant; especially those annoying mosquitoes, applied externally can ward them off.
Apart from home made garlic oil, it can also be found in the form of capsules. Garlic oil is with no doubt a healthy choice and even though it can be toxic, it is guaranteed to improve your health.