Vitamin C and antioxidants are found in garlic. Garlic contains magnesium, which dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.
Garlic contains allicin, a photochemical that lowers blood pressure and fights viruses, bacteria, and cancer.
Magnesium increases vessel dilation and decreases pressure.
Garlic may reduce high blood pressure. Garlic is thought to boost nitric oxide production.
Nitric oxide relaxes blood vessels and dilates them. Lower blood pressure results from less blood vessel resistance.
Garlic has been shown to increase nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide lowers blood pressure by relaxing and dilating blood vessels
It also lowers systolic and diastolic blood pressure in high-blood-pressure patients.