This is known for its medicinal and preservative properties due to its antioxidant and antimicrobial potential, attributed to the presence of a higher amount of Organosulfur compounds, flavonoids, and phenols. The soil condition, temperature, humidity, rainfall, and hill attitude are the attributes of the uniqueness of Garlic. Garlic has a better nutritional profile which leads to the following vitamins and minerals, they are;
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B4 B6, B9, and C.
Numerous magazines praise honey with garlic as healthy. The combination protects against colds or strengthen the immune system. However, people often forget that honey is chemically speaking sugar, lacking vitamins and minerals. Therefore, any health benefit of the combination comes exclusively from garlic but not from honey. In addition, the high fructose and glucose content of honey harms the liver and endocrine system, which is why it can counteract any effects of garlic. Kodaikanal villagers totally depend on garlic for almost all common ailments like Asthma, headache, body pain, indigestion, tiredness, and gastrointestinal problems.