Whether you eat it raw or cooked, garlic is an important cancer-fighter, says Eric Block, Ph.D., a professor at State University of New York at Albany who has devoted most of his career to researching garlic. The evidence for garlic's strength against cancer comes from several epidemiological and animal studies.
Numerous clinical trials have shown garlic to be good for your heart by lowering total cholesterol and blood pressure.
A natural infection fighter, crushed fresh garlic kills dangerous bacteria, fungal organisms, and even the amoebas that cause dysentery, says Block.
(Source: Natural Health magazine, March 2003.)