16 Jan '11, 5am

Garlic, the remarkable health-builder:

Prophetic prescriptions or divine regimens in the Bible? In Numbers 11:5, "We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumber and the melons... the leeks, onions and garlic." And so, we zero in on garlic as a remarkable health-builder. Often referred to as a "super food," this astonishing bulb has been recognized in the scientific world as having potent germ-killing and disease-fighting benefits. It simply but naturally spurs the immune system into fighting and overcoming many health challenges. If you need an antidote to a virus or a heart declogger and blood thinner, there's garlic - now considered as antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial based on numerous scientific studies found in the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1944, a chemist, Chester J. Cavalito, discovered that the odorous compound of garlic called allicin had antibio...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Health/Eat%2BRight/Story/A1Story20...

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