Garlic | The best alternative to antibiotics

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is known as “the silent killer”, as it often goes unnoticed until it is too late. It is primarily caused by atherosclerosis, which frequently culminates in a sudden event such as a heart attack or stroke. While drugs for hypertension such as beta-blockers can cause side effects, including fatigue, blurred vision, or difficulty breathing, a groundbreaking new study has fortunately revealed that garlic is as effective as the “blockbuster” beta-blocker atenolol.

For the study, researchers at the King Khalid University of Saudi Arabia gave patients either one of five doses of garlic – 300mg, 600, 900, 1200 or 1500mg – 1 dose of atenolol, or a placebo every day for 24 weeks. Blood pressure was taken at 0, 12 and 24 weeks. The results showed decreases in blood pressure, in dose and duration dependent manners, in all treatment groups and in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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