Garlic is perhaps the most commonly used herb that has found its way into cuisines from all over the World. Apart from its unique flavoring, garlic has been used for centuries because of the many health benefits that it contains.
Garlic oil supplements are generally available in the form of soft gel pills or capsules. These capsules are filled with highly concentrated garlic oil derived from crushing garlic and collecting its oil.
The oil is then added to vegetable oil and sealed in gelatin. Garlic oil supplements are available at sale for counters.
Garlic has a variety of potent sulphur-containing compounds which are the reason for its characteristic pungent odor. Allicin, the vital compound among them, is known to have great anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties. The benefits of allicin can be best garnered when it’s finely chopped, minced or pureed and let sit for some time.
Garlic is also a reliable source of selenium. Allicin, along with other compounds like ajoene, alliin, etc. found in them also have an effect on the circulatory, digestive and immunological systems of our body and help in lowering blood pressure, detoxification, healing, etc.