Identify Imported Garlic: hair and nail benefits

Posted by Claire Smith on November 25th, 2021

How to identify imported garlic?

  •          Lack of roots. The FDA requires removing all roots from imported produce to prevent soil-borne pathogens from entering the US. It is not a requirement for US garlic farmers, so they often leave the roots attached. People imported them if the bottom of a China Normal White Garlic has a bare, concave surface where roots would naturally be. 
  •          Lack of soil stains. It is entirely natural for garlic to have soil stains. Imported garlic went through heavily bleached to remove soil stains and has a white color.
  •          Sprouting. Garlic bulbs naturally bud and will sometimes grow little green shoots. If shoots are coming from the top of the bulb, you are good to go. Another time, the heavy bleaching of imported garlic would kill the garlic and prevent this from happening.
  •          Weight. Imported garlic comprises more water, making it to US supermarkets. Much of the water has evaporated, making it much lighter and less firm than US white garlic. You must check for weight and density.
  •          Taste. Imported white garlic has a more metallic and bitter taste because of a lower concentration of allicin and a higher concentration of chemicals and heavy metals.

Benefits of garlic:

Garlic has vast amounts of allicin with anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-aging, and skin-smoothing aids. Allicin increases antioxidant levels, fighting free radicals that cause skin damage. It improves the firmness, tightness and overall appearance of your skin. Prevent premature aging skin. You all know about the skin benefits of white garlic; the following are hair and skin benefits.


The allicin in garlic increases your blood circulation to your scalp. It decreases hair fall and stimulates new hair growth. Reinforce hair roots, eliminate scalp toxins and improve hair texture. However, get rid of dandruff and prevent its re-occurrence.

You can add a clove of garlic to your shampoo or conditioner for usage once a month. However, excessive use of garlic in shampoo or conditioner can reason dryness of the scalp. You can add honey to fight the garlic scent. Honey is a natural hair conditioner too.


Fresh white garlic can help you get rid of yellow nails. Moreover, it prevents cuticle infections from your nails. You have to add just a few drops of garlic oil to your cuticle cream to eliminate dull or brittle nails.

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