Go Garlic!

From Medical News Today |  By Christian Nordqvist

Excerpt: ‘Garlic has been used all over the world for thousands of years. Records indicate that garlic was in use when the Giza pyramids were built, about 5,000 years ago. Richard S. Rivlin wrote in the Journal of Nutrition that the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (circa. 460-370 BC), known today as “the father of Western medicine,” prescribed garlic for a wide range of conditions and illnesses. Hippocrates promoted the use of garlic for treating respiratory problems, parasites, poor digestion, and fatigue. The original Olympic athletes in Ancient Greece were given garlic – possibly the earliest example of “performance enhancing” agents used in sports.’

Garlic is now widely used for several conditions linked to the blood system and heart. It is also used today by some people for cancer prevention and for its anti-inflammatory effects. For more information, including examples of scientific studies from peer-reviewed academic journals about the therapeutic benefits (or not) of garlic, click here.