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Allium Sativum Extract

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Garlic (Allium sativum L. fam. Alliaceae) is one of the best-researched, best-selling herbal remedies and is also commonly used for treating various health problems. Garlic is widely known for its biological properties and plays an important role as an antioxidant. Garlic is rich in compounds like Allicin, Sulphur, Zinc, and Calcium that have health and beauty benefits as well as antibiotic and antifungal properties. It is also a rich source of the mineral Selenium that is known to fight cancer and work with vitamin E in the body to boost antioxidant powers. The antioxidants and the anti-inflammatory compounds present in garlic help scavenge the free oxygen radicals, thus reducing oxidative stress. Skin aging occurs due to stress, unhealthy habits, inflammation, genes etc. S-allyl cysteine, found in garlic, helps protect the skin from UV damage and wrinkling.