There are currently many differing opinions on the subject of eating garlic on an empty stomach. You can often hear people say that it is a grandmother’s home recipe that has very little effect. However, it is really very effective for preventing and curing different diseases.

Properties Of Garlic

The active compound in Garlic is Allicin, which is an antibiotic and an antifungal, Phytoncide apart from many sulphur containing constituents.

Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties. The typical garlic smell is due to diallyl disulphide, while the hot sensation is due to allicin.

Garlic is best eaten crushed whether raw or cooked. Crushing damages the cells and allicin is released. Garlic destroys free radicals due to its antioxidant property.

Let the garlic sit for about 5 -15 minutes after crushing . Crushing releases the enzyme alliinase which converts alliin to allicin.

Why Is it Good to Eat Garlic on an Empty Stomach?

Many studies conducted on the properties of garlic show that eating it on an empty stomach makes it a powerful natural antibiotic. It is more effective when you eat it before breakfast because bacteria is exposed and cannot defend itself from succumbing to its power.

Many people who suffer from hypertension have found garlic to be a relief to this disease’s symptoms. Besides being effective for circulation, it also prevents heart problems and aids in proper functioning of the liver and bladder. It is effective for stomach problems, like diarrhea. Some people claim that by consuming garlic on an empty stomach, it was a very good remedy for nerve

1. Eating raw garlic on an empty stomach helps relieve the symptoms of hypertension.
2. It also prevents heart problems and aids in proper functioning of the liver and bladder.
3. Garlic is effective for stomach problems, like diarrhea and it also stimulates digestion and appetite.
4. It helps control stress, which prevents stomach acid that is usually produced when you get nervous.
5. It can also prevent and cure tuberculosis, pneumonia, catarrhs, bronchitis, chronicbronchial catarrhs, lung congestion, asthma, and cough.

Other Benefits 

6.  Sore Throat –  Gargle with hot water mixed with garlic juice.
7.  Itching –  Boil garlic in oil. Strain and cool. Massage with this oil.
8. Dental diseases –In Pyorrhoea, swelling of gums, pain, bad breath add 20 drops of garlic juice to 1 tsp honey and lick.
To 60 gms of mustard oil add 1 pod garlic cloves deskinned. Cook this till the garlic is burnt. Cool the oil & strain it. To this add 30 gms burnt carom seeds and 15 gms ground rock salt. Brush teeth with this oil. It relieves normal dental problems and pyrrhoea , if continued for 2 to 3 months.
9. Baldness- Apply garlic juice to bald spots and let it dry.Apply thrice a day for some weeks. Garlic benefits in growing new hair.
10. Ear diseases – Boil 4 cloves of garlic in 1 tbsp mustard oil and put a drop in the affected ear. Garlic benefits in relieving pain, wound,pus discharge of the ear.