Containing the compound allicin, garlic is a good source of manganese and phosphorus, and is effective in increasing iron and copper intake. It contains proteins, fiber, fat, minerals (calcium) and vitamins (C & B-6). Easily incorporated into our diets, it can be cooked with food, improving heart health, reducing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and combatting sickness (such as the common cold).
Garlic contains anti-microbial, anti-bacteria, antiseptic and anti-cancer properties, supporting the immune system. Garlic granules and/or powder can be added to boiling water to create an antiseptic treatment for wounds, as the enzymes in garlic help fight and prevent infection.
WARNING: In cases of large consumption, side effects may include bad breath, body odor, stomach upset and heartburn.