Garlic has mustard oils and these oils create a cleansing action in the body. They promote a vigorous action of peristalsis, which is muscular contraction, and this will loosen fat and help wash out fats. One of the biggest bottle necks in weight loss is the difficulty of the system to break down the larger clumps of the fat in different parts of the body. Garlic helps in the breaking down of such clumps and thus initiates a process of easy weight loss. Garlic also minimizes or prevents elevations in blood lipids in humans after consumption of a high-fat / cholesterol meal.
The Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association publicly acknowledged garlic's potential in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases by optimizing cholesterol levels. A research done by the association indicates that garlic increases blood levels of antioxidant enzymes, prevents LDL cholesterol oxidation, lowers undesirable LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels, increases desirable HDL-cholesterol levels and minimizes or prevents elevations in blood lipids in humans after consumption of a high-fat / cholesterol meal.
|Telugu||Vellulli, Tellapya, Tellagadda|
|Foreign Matter||Not more than 2%|
|Total Ash||Not more than 4%|
|Acid insoluble Ash||Not more than 1%|
|Alcohol soluble extractive||Not less than 2.5%|
|Loss on drying||Not less than 60%|
|Volatile oil||Not less than 0.1%|
Rasa : Katu, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Picchila, Sara, Snigdha, Tiksna
Virya : Usna
Vipaka : Katu
Karma : Balya, Caksusya, Dipana, Hrdya, Kaphahara, Medhya, Raktadosahara, Vatahara