Garlic is also known to assist in regeneration of bone mass and reduction of pain.
Garlic is a food which is rich in Sulfur, and plays an essential role in collagen production. Collagen is needed to form cartilage tissue, which cushions joints. In arthritic joints, sulfur levels are low and since the body has no means to produce sulfur on its own, it has to come from diet. The sulfur in garlic helps to repair cartilage and reduce muscle and joint pain by producing an anti-inflammatory analgesic effect on the affected joints.
Garlic is a food that also contains Selenium, which is an antioxidant and helps to fight free radicals. Free radicals can cause damage to the joints.
Taking five cloves of garlic early morning is a good diet remedy for reducing arthritic pains. One can start or eat even one clove if eating more is difficult. Fresh garlic cloves can be peeled and eaten raw or cooked. In order to get the maximum benefit of the herb’s healing properties, garlic should be mashed or roasted.
One must always consult a physician if one suffers from any medical condition or takes any other medication though garlic is not known to have side effects in adults.