Health Benefits of Garlic

GARLIC, GARLIC, GARLIC

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GARLIC, GARLIC, GARLIC

Health Benefits Whole books have been written about garlic, a herb affectionately called "the stinking rose" in light of its numerous therapeutic benefits. A member of the lily or Allium family, which also includes onions and leeks, garlic is rich in a variety of powerful sulfur-containing compounds includingthiosulfinates (of which the best known compound is allicin), sulfoxides (among which the best known compound is alliin), and dithiins (in which the most researched compound is ajoene). While these compounds are responsible for garlic's characteristically pungent odor, they are also the source of many of its health-promoting effects. More recent research has...

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