One of oldest medicinal herbs
Found on Sumerian tablets from 3000 B.C.
Pasteur observed antibacterial properties in 1858
In W.W.I. it was used in bandages to prevent infections
It was called the Russian penicillin
Sulphur compounds reduce carcinogenic effects of nitrosamines and N-nitroso compounds
(created in overgrilled meat and during tobacco combustion)
Its family alliaceous promotes apoptosis(cell death in colon, breast,lung, prostate cancers and leukemia)
Studies suggest reduction in kidney and prostate cancer in people who consume the most garlic
Demonstrates properties for protection from heart disease and strokes
Contains anti-inflammatory compounds which aid in protection from asthma and arthritis
Has antiviral and antibacterial compounds that fight harmful microbes that can cause colds, stomach viruses and yeast infections
Credit is given this doctor for his factual and very detailed information about garlic.
Some facts were also gleaned from Gary Null‘s Power Foods