- Fights infections
- Contains cancer-preventing chemicals
- Thins the blood
- Reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides
- Stimulates the immune system
- Prevents and relieves chronic bronchitis
- Acts as an expectorant
'There's no doubt that garlic destroys bacteria. The compound in garlic that acts as an antibiotic is allicin, which is formed when garlic is crushed.
If the aroma - hence allicin - is destroyed, as in cooking, garlic is no longer a microbe killer, although the health benefits of garlic don't stop there, it can perform other therapeutic functions.
Tests even have found raw garlic more powerful than penicillin and tetracycline.'