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Garlic (Allium sativum)
Garlic is a wonder drug for heart. It has beneficial effects in all cardiovascular system including blood pressure, prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, may prevent the liver from producing excess fat and cholesterol.
The pharmaceutical mechanism of garlic's effect on blood pressure is believed to be related to its effect on the autonomic nervous system, lipid-lowering properties and perhaps its high content of sulphur-containing compounds. Patients with high blood pressure were found to have decreased levels of sulphur-containing amino acids in their plasma.