The Powerful Health Benefits of Black Garlic

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Since the dawn of civilization, the world has been ripe with ingredients that mesmerize the senses and replenish the body. One of these ingredients that continues to blossom in the wild and on the table is black garlic.

Black garlic has been used as a medicinal herb since the middle ages. Historical records indicate that the dark spice has been used through the ages as a diuretic, digestive aid, antibiotic, anti-parasitic; to fight colds, infections and other health problems. Black garlic has withstood the test of time through proving itself repeatedly as a valuable culinary and medicinal ingredient. 

Beyond being packed with flavour, black garlic has been recognized for fighting off cancer, cholesterol, disease and infection. The fermented garlic is also ripe with vitamins. 

Cancer and Cholesterol Reduction

Through being fermented for a month long, Black Garlic has much higher concentrations of the compound S-allycystein (a natural part of fresh garlic that stems from the amino acid cystein) than regular garlic. reports that the compound is responsible for lowering cholesterol and the risk of cancer. 

A Japanese study completed in 2007 suggests that the use of black garlic can reduce the size of tumours found on laboratory mice. However, there's still a lack of evidence to confirm that the same effect occurs on humans. 

Infection Obstruction

Black garlic has antifungal, antimicrobial and antibiotic agents within it's active ingredient allicin. S-allycystein has been proven to help the body absorb accilin faster, in turn helping to bolster protection from infection. 

Disease Prevention

Traditional garlic is loaded with antioxidants. And black garlic has twice as much! According to, antioxidants fend off disease from attacking the body's cells, and may even slow down the aging process. Because black garlic has so many antioxidants, the abundance helps protect against free radical cell damage that can cause Alzheimers, heart disease, circulatory damage and rheumatoid arthritis.

Packed with Vitamins

Black garlic is loaded with tons of vitamins including:

It's because of these reasons and more that Ilias and Sons have fused together a brand new elixir: Black Garlic-Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). To make your tastebuds sing and protect your body, indulge in this unique elixir by visiting our online store.