It has been taken to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases.
Garlic belongs to the genus Allium
and is closely related to the onion
, rakkyo (an onion found in Asia), scallion, chive, leek, and shallot. It has been used by humans for thousands of years and was used in Ancient Egypt for both culinary purposes and its health and therapeutic benefits.
Fast facts on garlic
- In many countries, garlic has been used medicinally for centuries.
- Garlic may have a range of health benefits, both raw and cooked.
- It may have significant antibiotic properties.