Garlic may be useful in treating hypertension

A recent study conducted by experts in Australia has found that when used in combination with other medication, garlic may be useful in treating high blood pressure.

The study which was conducted by researchers from the University of Adelaide explored the effects of four garlic extract capsules a day for a period of 12 weeks.

The researchers found that the systolic blood pressure of the individuals who were given four capsules of garlic extract a day was around 10mmHg lower than the group who took a placebo.

Though this is very positive news, Ellen Mason, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation has said that it is essential that scientific research proves that garlic can help conditions such as raised blood pressure.

Experts say garlic supplements should only be used after seeking medical advice, as garlic can thin the blood or interact with some medicines.

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