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How to make Garlic Tea in 2020

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

What is Garlic Tea?

Garlic Tea is herbal tonic made of garlic and can be enjoyed with added ingredients like lemon juice and honey.

Garlic (Scientific name: Allium sativum) is an edible bulb member of the lily family.

It is native to Central Asia and parts of Iran.Throughout history,garlic has played a key medicinal and dietary role in many cultures.Garlic is also known as the nectar of the gods, poor man's treacle, or stinking rose.

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At present, garlic is being used as means of dietary supplement for many conditions, including high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and the common cold, as well as in attempts to prevent cancer and other diseases.(source)

Also read : Benefits of Turmeric and Its Uses : Scientific Truth

How to make garlic tea?

Garlic Tea can be made with ingredients of your preference though the most common ingredients would be honey,lemon juice and ginger. Ready made garlic tea bags or powder can be found in stores.However,you can easily make it at home:

  • Take 2-3 cloves of garlic nicely peeled and sliced into halves

  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a teapot or any saucepan

  • Add the garlic pieces

  • Cut down the heat

  • Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice or honey

  • Strain

Take 1/2 cup of garlic thrice a day for health benefits.

Garlic cloves can be chopped or diced. ( Photo by Unsplash )

Add some lemon juice to boiling garlic tea.

Health Benefits of Garlic Tea

  1. Garlic decreases the blood cholesterol level.Although,its effect is very small.

  2. Garlic is also known to decrease blood pressure,although there is scanty clinical trials of its efficacy.

  3. It has potential anticancer properties.

  4. Garlic can be used a supportive treatment for common cold.

  5. Ginger-garlic tea is known to be effective in weight loss.

  6. Garlic tea can do wonders for your digestion and improve your gut health.

  7. Garlic has high sulfur content which aids in fighting infections.

Also read : 5 Easily Available Immunity Boosting Foods for Adults

Side effects of Garlic Tea

  1. Bad odor

  2. Heartburn

  3. Upset stomach

  4. Allergic reaction to garlic

  5. Garlic may increase risk of bleeding when under treatment involving warfarin(anticoagulant).Therefore,always consult a physician.

  6. Garlic is known to have drug interaction and decrease the effectiveness of some drugs including Saquinavir, a drug used to treat HIV infection.

Disclaimer: The statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The author does not in any way guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any message and will not be held responsible for the content of any message. Always consult your personal physician for specific medical advice.

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