Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Superfoods: Garlic

The Guardian

By Amanda Grant

Garlic is the most widely used medicinal plant in history. A member of the onion family, it is known for its antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral properties, and has been used by the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese to help cure a variety of ailments from bronchitis and influenza to whooping cough.
Today, medical journals contain countless scientific studies investigating the ability of garlic to help fight infections, as well as provide potential benefits for diabetes, asthma and cancer sufferers.


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